Have you ever considered veneers? My teeth are far from perfect and the thought has crossed my mind on a number of occasions. Usually, it is the price that puts me off but, as vain as it may be, the idea never quite leaves me.
You might know that I have tried teeth whitening products in the past but in order to remove some of the discolourations. However, the shape of my teeth is still something that sometimes concerns me. I weave through confidence and indifference, to considering something to straighten and smarten them up. This is one of those such times.
Veneers are a dental procedure that many people across the world have turned to in order to improve their smile. A thin wafer of porcelain is bonded to a tooth permanently. This masks the positioning, shape or colour, depending on your individual case. However, before opting for the procedure, there are a few things to consider. So, let’s take a look…
Choose the right dentist
There is only one place to begin, and this is with the dentist you choose to carry out the procedure. As this is an aesthetic procedure, it is vital to select a cosmetic dentist that has a good track record. You need to take a look at some before and after shots to make sure you like what you see. It is better to save for another year or two and go to the dentist you really want instead of settling for another.
Just a few
A lot of people assume that this is a procedure that needs to be carried out on all of their teeth, but this is not the case. Of course, getting the entire set of teeth treated is the most desirable option to give a consistent result, but you may not have the budget. Many people choose to only have their front teeth veneered; others only get one tooth treated because it has a grey cast to it.
One smile does not fit everyone
This is something that most dentists will be keen for you to learn very quickly. Unfortunately, you cannot turn up with a photograph of your favourite celebrity smile and ask for the same. What works for one person’s face most likely won’t work for yours. Your dentist will listen to what you do not like about your teeth and make plans accordingly.
Take a look at some case studies
One way to get a better understanding regarding veneers and what to expect is to take a look at some case studies. Bachelor star Olena Khamula is one of many celebrates that have had veneers and the results are fantastic. You can take a look at what her teeth looked like before and after veneers so you can get a good understanding of what to expect.
Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of veneers, so you know exactly what to expect if you go along with this procedure. There is no denying that this is a popular treatment, yet it is expensive, so you need to be certain before you commit and put your money down. Needless to say, though, most people that have had veneers say that it was worth it!
Have you ever had veneers? How was your experience?