3 Reasons Why You Should Choose Dental Veneers

Posted on: 30 August 2017

Are you tired of having teeth that are slightly crooked or yellowing? Have you been told that your mouth isn't a good candidate for teeth whitening or for braces? Your dentist may already have given you a few options, possibly overwhelming you with the various choices. But one of the best options to choose from is having veneers put on your teeth. Veneers have a variety of advantages when compared to other possible choices. Some of these advantages include:

Natural appearance: When some people think about veneers, they imagine two rows of unnaturally square teeth lining their mouths. But when you visit a skilled dentist to have veneers put in, this is not something that happens. Your dentist will apply the veneers and then carefully shape each one to make your teeth look as natural as possible. Once all the veneers have been applied, people will think that they are your natural teeth instead of being something that has been added by your dentist.

Affordable: Veneers do cost more than bonding, but they can cost less than having your teeth replaced with crowns. When you have crowns added to your teeth, your dentist has to file down each tooth to a smaller shape so that the crown can be added to the top. This can be an extremely lengthy process. With veneers, your dentist only needs to prepare one side of your teeth. This helps to make the entire process go more quickly and cost less as a result.

Permanent: Unlike bonding, veneers are permanent. Once they are added to your teeth, they will be in your mouth for what could be decades to come. While they could possibly be damaged by being struck in the mouth or by biting down on something hard like a hidden bone in food, the same can be said of your original teeth. If you were to choose resin bonding instead, you would have to get that redone or replaced after just a few years. As a result, bonding can ultimately cost more in the long run than having veneers added would cost. 

If you're still not sure whether veneers are right for you, talk to your dentist about the process. He or she should have before and after photos of previous patients so that you can see exactly what having dental veneers put onto your teeth will do for you.

Contact a local dental office for more information and assistance.