Are veneers the right choice for you? If you have questions concerning veneers we at Brooklin Village Dental Care can answer any questions or concerns you may have.
What are veneers
So what exactly are veneers and how do they work? A veneer is a thin shell that fits over the tooth in order to restore it from chips, decay, or other damage. The veneer can help protect and strengthen the tooth as well as make it look nice. Veneers can also fill spaces in between teeth.
Types of Veneers
There are two basic types of veneers: resin or porcelain. Depending on what tooth is going to have a veneer on it will decide which type of veneer will best suit that tooth. Porcelain looks more like a natural tooth but is not as strong as resin veneers. It is most often used in the front where the teeth do not get used as hard. The molars work harder chewing food where porcelain could break so resin veneers are used. Resin veneers are also cheaper than porcelain.
Making the right choice
When it comes to making the right choice of veneers you really need to speak to your dentist. He or she can examine the tooth to see which type of veneer suits your needs the best, as well as, whether you only need one veneer or more than one. Combining how many veneers you need with where those veneers will be placed your dentist can offer you solutions that will better fit your budget.
How long do veneers last?
On average veneers last between 7 and 15 years before they need to be replaced.
Taking care of your veneers
In order to take care of your veneers, you only need to follow your daily oral hygiene routine of brush and flossing.