Before mentioning the reasons why you can opt for this type of dental treatment is important to know, first, what they are and why they are so popular today.
What are dental veneers?
They are tooth-colored thin sheets that adhere to the surface and are molded according to the natural tooth. These pieces can be porcelain or composite. They are used mainly for aesthetic purposes, helping to improve the appearance of damaged teeth.
Why should you use veneers?
Veneers are an excellent and quick option to solve functional and aesthetic problems that can occur in people’s teeth. Today we live in a society obsessed by their physical appearance and as the face is the first part that is seen, people tend to pay more attention to this part of the body and therefore to the denture. Aesthetic problems can considerably affect the self-esteem of individuals. For this reason, research related to the area of dentistry has been improving, so that dentists give patients the best option according to their needs.
The progress of these investigations has given popularity to dental veneers, being a simple method that improves tooth color changes, irregular shapes, spaces between teeth, fractures and dental wear. Dental veneers maintain an attractive and perfect smile so that the person feels comfortable with the appearance of their teeth. It is one of the solutions that celebrities use to achieve an impeccable smile.
Advantages of using veneers
One of the things that we are most looking for is to have white teeth as they refer to the care given to them and hygiene, but in many cases it is not enough just to have a good routine of oral care, there are certain foods and activities that we do that can affect the color of our teeth in a considerate way. Some foods that can stain teeth are: sweets, coffee or soft drinks. The activities that damage the white aspect of the teeth are normally associated with the consumption of tobacco and alcohol. Sometimes tooth whitening is not enough to counteract stains, so we opt for veneers that solve this problem; veneers are usually resistant to stains.
Many people often have problems with their teeth, which is why they look for methods to help solve and correct these methods. Some conditions that can be solved with the use of veneers are:
Correcting misaligned teeth – Not only can it be an aesthetic problem but it can also affect the way you bite or even talk. Veneers can solve these problems.
Dental gaps – If the space is not as large, dental veneers can be used.
Correcting the shape of teeth– The correction should be according to the proportions of the mouth and face, to give a balance. It is necessary to consult a dentist to avoid aesthetic errors.
How long do the veneers last?
They depend a lot on the material with which they are made (porcelain or composite). Porcelain has the characteristic of being more resistant and durable, can last about 25 years or more, but are usually more expensive. Composite are made of a cheaper material and are more likely to fracture, have a life span of approximately 6 years.
What care should I take?
It is important to take essential care so that the veneers last longer. Regular tooth brushing is important, as is flossing. Regular visits to the dentist are necessary to check for fractures or problems. Finally, avoid hard foods that may cause damage.