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Pros and Cons of Veneers
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Obtaining a perfect smile is something much easier said than done. Over time, our teeth lose their sparkle and shine all on their own. By this I mean teeth can eventually become discolored due to aging and certain food consumptions, while also occasionally chipping or moving around enough to cause gaps. But, you don’t have to live with an imperfect smile. Dentists have created a variety of ways to fix these issues with common cosmetic dentistry practices, one of the least permanent yet least invasive being veneers.
Veneers described by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry are “a thin piece of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel." This cosmetic dental approach to fixing imperfections of teeth has been an amazing solution for a large number of individuals.
The pros for veneers are seemingly endless, with one of the biggest reasons people get veneers is that they create a realistic-looking way to fixing problems like discoloration, gaps or crookedness of teeth. A dental practice that can alleviate most or all of these problems can dramatically change a smile for the better while improving the overall confidence and happiness of the person previously experiencing these problems.
Additionally, getting veneers is one of the simplest and least invasive ways a dentist can fix the cosmetic flaws of your smile. One way this is proven is that many veneers can be put on an individual through as little two appointments. Veneers are much more effective with regards to time if you compare the amount of time and appointments that go into braces or professional teeth whitening.
There are, however, some cons to consider about veneers. The scraping of teeth in order to fit the veneers perfectly to your teeth is permanent, but it is very rare that patients are dissatisfied with the look of their veneers, showing that it is not something to worry about extensively. In addition to this, the cost of repairing veneers if something were to happen, like a chipped tooth, can be a rather expensive endeavor for some. Nonetheless, many people who have veneers say the expense is worth it because veneers are an invaluable investment in your smile and confidence.
Veneers are a revolutionary addition to common cosmetic dental practices but are something to be discussed thoroughly with your dentist to know if veneers are the right choice for you. If you’re unhappy with your smile, give the dentists at Lake City Dental a call in order to get the most out of your life with an amazing smile.