6 Things You Need to Know Before Getting Veneers
Dental Veneers are fast becoming one of the most popular and effective dental procedures used to achieve durable, optimal, dream smiles. Before you undergo your Dental Veneers journey, you should consider the following information regarding Dental Veneers treatment.
1.Veneers are Not for Everyone
It’s vital to remember that not everyone is a suitable candidate for Veneers, some key factors that Veneers are not for you may include one, or more of the below:
- You suffer from severe gum disease
- You have significant tooth decay or poor overall oral health
- You have crooked teeth
- You have an abnormal overbite
Alternatively, CosMediSmile Dental Specialists also offer Teeth Whitening, Dental Crowns and Invisalign® for those who may not be eligible for Veneers. To find out if you’re an eligible candidate for Veneers, secure your complimentary online dental assessment and quote here.
2. Veneers are Custom Made
Everyone’s smile is unique, therefore no two smiles will be the same. CosMediSmile Dental Specialists use modern technology to custom create your dream smile. Within your dental consultations, our Dental Specialists will work closely with you to customise your Veneers, this includes selecting the preferred shape, shade, size, length of your Veneers. Following your dream custom made smile consultation, you will receive temporary Veneers, once the temporary Veneers are fitted you can make adjustments accordingly, to ensure you are satisfied with your final smile design!
3.Veneers Require Maintenance
Veneers are a long term investment and require maintenance for optimal longevity, post Dental Veneers treatment, CosMediSmile Dental Specialists recommend the following tips:
- Avoid drinks or foods that stain your teeth
- Do not skip your regular dental appointments
- Avoid smoking cigarettes
- Use a soft bristle toothbrush and brush twice daily
- Avoid teeth grinding, post Veneers treatment you will be provided with a night guard
- Avoid chewing hard foods or object
- Protect your smile with a mouthguard when playing sport
- Practise a high standard of oral hygiene
For more tips on How to Care for your Veneers, read our blog here.
4. The Longevity of Veneers
Veneers are a permanent dental treatment, and when looked after, high quality porcelain Veneers can generally last between 10 – 30 years. In rare cases, Veneers may require replacing if tooth grinding, injury, cracking, discolouration or chipping occurs.
5. How to Select the Right Veneer Shade and Colour
When it comes to Porcelain Veneers, whiter isn’t necessarily always brighter, and a soft, natural, shade of white can be a more optimal choice. CosMediSmile Dental Specialists work closely with all clients to ensure the right Veneer shade is selected. Once Porcelain Veneers are fitted, the final colour cannot be changed with dental procedures such as Teeth Whitening and such procedures can fade and even damage Porcelain Veneer fabrication.
6. Veneers are Not Required for All Teeth
Whilst some CosMediSmile clients get both top and bottom Veneers, it isn’t always necessary, and in some cases, 8 – 10 Veneers may be a more affordable, suitable option. Generally, only the top 8 – 10 Veneers are visible whilst smiling or talking and therefore this is a popular option for those on a budget. You can view all of our Veneers package options here.
If you’re interested in dental Veneers or any other dental treatment at our Clinics on the Gold Coast, Melbourne or in Thailand, please fill out our Online Assessment Form and we can organise a FREE Cosmetic Dentistry recommendation.