Everything you must know about veneers

Not everyone is happy about the way their teeth look like, so if you are, then you can consider yourself lucky. If not, rest assured because there are plenty of cosmetic treatments you can use in order to correct imperfections and have a beautiful and healthy smile. Cosmetic dentistry has developed a lot lately, which is why nowadays specialized practices can offer you a wide selection of dedicated services. From braces to professional whitening, all these are quite accessible at the moment. However, it seems that more and more people prefer to use veneers, a rather new treatment extremely efficient and non-invasive.

What are veneers?

Veneers are the perfect alternative for Ottawa dental implant, in case the teeth are not very damaged. These are a thin piece of material that are bonded and fixed above the initial form of the teeth, in order to change their colour, aspect, form and position. The shells are custom made for each and every patient, which is why if you choose this type of treatment you need to be prepared to visit the clinic more than once. Veneers can be made of several materials, among which the most popular are porcelain and plastic composite. While the latter alternative is easier to install, the first one is preferred by most patients since it is more resistant and looks more natural. This is mainly due to the fact that porcelain is quite similar to teeth enamel layer, so it reflects light in a more natural way.


Who can get veneers?

Not everyone is a good candidate for this treatment, which is why you need to talk to a specialist before making the final decision, since veneers are not a simple fix, but rather a complex procedure, the dentist will carefully analyse your situation before recommending you this treatment. You should not suffer from any gum diseases, your enamel must not be affected by decay and you must have an overall good dental hygiene. Furthermore, even if people of all ages can get veneers, the best age to have them is 18 for boys and 16 for girls.

Will veneers last a lifetime?

The general life span of the shells depend in several variables. Patients’ teeth, cleaning routine, maintenance measures and the materials the shells are made of play an important role when establishing how long one can enjoy their veneers. Generally, the life span is estimated somewhere between 10 and 15 years, but the good news is that they can be replaced without any additional effort.