Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. If you’re thinking about changing your smile’s look, and have been researching veneers, you likely want to know if the process (and investment) is worth it.
Well, this can depend on your specific needs and expectations, but yes, veneers are generally worth it.
This short guide can help you figure out if veneers are the right solution for you.
What Are Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells, usually made from porcelain, that cover the teeth to change their appearance.
Quality veneers are custom-made and cover a tooth one-by-one, to provide natural results.
They can fix:
- Severe staining and tooth discoloration
- Misshapen teeth
- Irregularly sized teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Minor chips and cracks
- Small alignment issues, etc.
Getting veneers involves shaving a small amount of tooth enamel to create a rough surface texture. This allows the veneers to bond with your teeth but also means the procedure is irreversible.
Tooth enamel doesn’t grow back, so veneers are a life-long commitment.
Benefits of Veneers
Since you’ll need them for the rest of your life, you should understand what veneers have to offer.
Their benefits include:
- Natural results: Veneers look natural, especially if you opt for porcelain veneers made for each tooth. They can increase your confidence in your appearance, and offer you the smile you’ve always wanted;
- Durability: With the right care, veneers can last 10 to 15 years before you need to replace them;
- No adjustment required: Not only do veneers look natural, but they feel natural as well. The thin shells don’t require an adjustment period like other procedures like crowns or dentures;
- Simple maintenance: Caring for veneers boils down to good oral hygiene habits, and seeing your Manhattan Beach dentist routinely.
Are Veneers Worth It?
Veneers are an excellent choice to improve your smile’s appearance. But to determine if they are worth it for you, it’s worth considering:
- Your commitment: Veneers are permanent, so before you can do anything else, you need to decide if you want to commit to them for the rest of your life. This means replacing them whenever needed;
- Your cosmetic imperfections: Veneers are also great for minor imperfections, but in such cases, you may be more comfortable with a less invasive procedure, such as dental bonding;
- Your oral hygiene: Veneers are worth it if you can take care of them. If you don’t brush and floss your teeth daily, you may damage your veneers before they reach the end of their lifespan.
Find Out If You’re a Good Candidate for Veneers
To make sure veneers in Manhattan Beach are the right solution for you, Dr. Kim Lemire can see you for a short consultation to inspect your oral health and talk about your smile expectations.
Schedule an appointment at Pacific Dental Aesthetics online, or call us at (310) 643-9711 for more information.