Maybe you have a big event like a wedding or family reunion coming up and you know there are going to be lots of pictures. Maybe you are just self-conscious about your smile in general because of uneven teeth, gaps or discolouration. Whatever the reason you are not totally satisfied with your smile, it is worth consulting with your dentist to see what kind of action might be taken. For many people, a good solution is porcelain veneers.
Veneers are wafer thin layers of porcelain which are bonded to the surface of your natural teeth. While they do not alter the colour or the shape of the teeth themselves, they provide a sort of “mask” that improves the appearance of your smile. Many patients who get porcelain veneers report feeling happier and more confident.
How do I know if porcelain veneers are right for me?
If you have good oral health and wish to correct minor defects in your smile, then porcelain veneers may be a good option. Before going ahead with the procedure, you will receive an examination from your dentist which may include any or all of the following:
- Bite evaluation
- Jaw evaluation
- Consulting and planning
- Bite impression
If you have worn teeth as a result of grinding your teeth at night, your dentist may also recommend a night mouthguard in order to ensure that your new smile is protected. Your dentist will carefully select a tooth colour and shape that looks natural while helping your smile look its best.
How many porcelain veneers will I need?
When you look in the mirror and smile, how many teeth do you see? For most people the answer is between six and eight, although it will vary depending on the individual. If you are getting veneers to improve your smile, then in many cases, you will want to get veneers on all the teeth that are visible when you smile.
If you would prefer to only get veneers on a couple of teeth, your dentist can discuss this option with your as well.
Contact Sapphire Dental Today
If you are not happy with the way that your smile looks, there are many options which might be suitable for you including porcelain veneers. If you would like to consult with one of our dentists on which option would be best for you, contact our office today for an appointment.