Cosmetic Dentistry and Veneers
Work meetings, medical appointments, school, and many other meetings have all shifted to virtual meet-ups.
Cosmetic dentists have witnessed a surge in the number of people opting for dental procedures to improve their smiles. It is often said, a smile is the first thing people notice about you.
Since veneers are suddenly trending, it is important to know when to get them, the implications, and how to take care of them.
This article will help you understand the procedure.
What are Veneers?
These are thin shells attached to the surface of the teeth to transform your smile. The material used resembles your teeth but is perfectly shaped and brighter.
Veneers can be used to solve a wide range of dental problems such as broken teeth, spaced out teeth, discolored teeth, among others.
Without a doubt, you are now more than ever showing your face more than your body whenever you log into virtual meetings. With only your face to speak for you, you have to offer more if you attend an interview or present a pitch.
Are Veneers Safe?
When done by a licensed orthodontist, veneers are safe. A small part of the tooth’s enamel is removed to make room for the veneers to be attached. When installed professionally, they can last for years.
They are also versatile as the dentist can match them to whatever shade or shape the patient desires.
What are The Advantages of Getting Veneers?
The benefits of veneers are widespread.
It is pretty obvious that veneers have the ability to transform your smile. A lot of people have self-esteem issues because of misaligned teeth or a crooked smile. With veneers, you will have a set of matching pearly whites.
Veneers are tailor-made for each individual. There is no one-size-fits-all. The dentist will take measurements and install veneers according to the shape of your mouth and teeth to get the perfect match.
Sometimes, broken teeth hinder the mouth functionalities. You may be unable to chew or speak properly, but with veneers, they fill in the gaps and improve your mouth’s functionality.
How To Maintain Veneers
For your veneers to serve you for a long time, you need to take proper care of them.
Practice proper oral hygiene
Ensure that you brush your teeth frequently and change your toothbrush often. Use a soft toothbrush and the recommended toothpaste by your dentist.
Regular dental checkups
Visit your orthodontist regularly to check your gums and teeth to prevent any diseases.
Avoid chewing on objects or grinding your teeth
Hard objects and grinding your teeth can put undue pressure on your veneers, causing them to wear out quickly. Chipped or damaged veneers will need replacement.
Avoid certain foods
Foods that stain your teeth, such as coffee, need to be avoided or taken less often. If you decide to consume such foods, you need to brush your teeth right after.
Can Veneers Be Removed?
Getting veneers should be a well-thought-out decision because whereas they are removable, the small enamel part removed from your teeth to accommodate them cannot be restored. You can remove veneers, but you will have to replace them with new ones.
If you are worried about the part of your teeth being removed, you need to consider getting another type of veneer such as Lumineers that does not consist of removing any part. This option gives you an opportunity to remove them if you ever change your mind.
This information is very important for dentists to relay to their patients as a lot of the cases are currently jumping on a trend without being aware of the implications.
As a health worker, it is your duty to advise your patients of the implications before performing any procedure. A lot of people are quick to jump on trends without being fully aware of the consequences.
It can be overwhelming, and you may not be able to save everyone. Still, by continuously advocating for safe, healthy, and informed procedures, you are well on your way to offering efficient and effective services.