Celebrities and influencers often have perfect smiles. Uniform in size and shape, white, and bright. You’d expect smiles like that to mean constant dental appointments and lots of work to keep them looking pristine. But that’s not the case. The secret? Dental veneers.
Of course, these beautiful smiles aren’t limited to celebs and the super-rich. We place veneers on people from all walks of life. They may be more affordable than you might think. Walk down any street, and you’ll probably see veneered smiles wherever you go.
With veneers growing in popularity, you may wonder why so many people love them.
Here are six of the main reasons why dental veneers are so popular.
Dental veneers are fine porcelain shells. Many people think of them as false fingernails for a smile. These shells are custom-made to fit around individual teeth, covering the visible front areas and the sides.
Once placed, your teeth will look amazing. Straight, bright, and stain-free. For many, an improved smile provides a confidence boost.
The beauty of dental veneers is that we can use them to fix all kinds of problems with the appearance of your teeth.
Some of the issues we can address include; repairing chipped and cracked teeth, rebuilding damaged or misshapen teeth, covering stains and discolouration, closing small gaps, and making slightly misaligned teeth appear straighter.
We use veneers to fix several problems at once.
The porcelain we use when producing your dental veneers is natural-looking. We’ll match the colour and texture of your natural teeth and ensure they fit perfectly. Your life-like teeth will blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Once we’ve placed your veneers, people will think your smile is natural, while the improvements will be noticeable.
The porcelain coating of your dental veneers can help protect your teeth from tooth decay. If you have weakened enamel or have had cavities repaired in the past, veneers provide an extra barrier around the teeth, stopping bacteria from reaching them.
We often use veneers on chipped or cracked teeth. Not only will the veneers improve the appearance of your teeth, but they’ll also stop plaque from getting into any cracks.
We usually place dental veneers over two appointments. After assessing your smile to ensure porcelain veneers are right for you, we’ll prepare your teeth. To do this, we’ll remove a small amount of enamel from each tooth. We do this to ensure your new tooth is exactly the right size.
Once your teeth have been prepared, we’ll take impressions of your teeth. These impressions are then used to create your bespoke veneers.
Every dental veneer we place is made from porcelain. This material is chosen for two reasons; it looks great, and it’s durable.
Of course, there are very few materials that could provide the same level of durability as the enamel naturally found on your teeth. Dental enamel is the toughest material found in the body. This means that, although veneers are hardwearing, you must take care of them.
As long as you look after your teeth, your veneers could last for at least a decade before they need to be replaced.
To ensure your new smile lasts for as long as possible, we recommend brushing your teeth thoroughly twice a day, flossing, using mouthwash, coming to see us for regular checkups, and visiting our hygienist.
While you can eat whatever you like with veneers, avoid putting anything metal between your teeth, don’t chew ice, and avoid biting things like pen lids.
At GM Dental, we’ve changed lives using dental veneers. The instant smile enhancement provided by this simple treatment can fill you with the confidence needed to push yourself socially and professionally.
Are you ready to meet your new smile? Call us today to schedule your dental veneer consultation.Back to Blog
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