A person’s smile is one of the very first things we notice about them. As such, people often pay close attention to their dental and overall oral health. In cases where a smile may be less than desirable for whatever reason, cosmetic dentistry can help. Dental veneers are one way to improve the appearance of one’s teeth and by extension one’s smile. As such, veneers (as they are often called) are a very popular choice among dentists and patients alike.
Dental Veneers : What They Are and How They Work
Dental veneer is the name given to the layer of material — usually ultra-thin porcelain or other composite resin material — that is placed over or bonded to the front of the tooth. Veneers are used to brighten teeth, hide any discolorations and generally improve smile. They are a popular choice thanks in large part to the fact that they are effective and the procedure of installing them requires little to no anesthesia.
Dental veneers are often compared to dental crowns, and are seen as a viable alternative to the same. While veneers, like dental crowns are used to change the color, shape and/or size of a tooth, they are considered much more conservative and less invasive than crowns. Persons can benefit from veneers for years to come ad they have been shown to last a long time, given that the procedure was properly performed and they are cared for over time. Generally, it takes about three appointments to complete the procedure of getting dental veneers.
Dental Veneer Tips
Dental veneers should be implanted by a cosmetic dentist who is trained in all areas of oral and dental surgery. As such, persons should take care to verify educational and organizational background of any dentist, or dental surgical services they are consideration. The proper certification, registration and relevant board approvals should all be in place. Persons should consider also any reviews and/or customer success stories that are objective, true to life and verifiable. This can be done through checking independent customer review boards and websites, as well as checking with the relevant local governing bodies and organizations to see if any complaints have been filed.