When people are quizzed on what they first notice about a person, their smile is always at the top of the list. An illuminating smile is hard to miss and can be enough on its own to make a good impression. Having the looks of Ryan Gosling or Scarlett Johansson doesn’t hurt, but a radiant smile sure does help their overall appeal.
Of course Hollywood-level looks are not a requirement for having a nice smile. Everyone has friends or colleagues who can brighten a room with a quick grin. For those with smiles that have lost a little shine, dental veneers are a great way to fix this. Want to know how to brighten up your smile with dental veneers? Here are the answers to a few common questions.
What are dental veneers?
These are coatings or shells for existing teeth. Dentists use these to change the shape, size or colour of a tooth. In fact, this is one technique many celebrities use to keep their smiles glowing.
How does the process work?
The process begins with a consultation. A dentist will be able to determine whether or not a person is a good candidate for a veneer. If they are, preparation begins and the dentist will remove a small amount of tooth enamel, which will be replaced by the veneer. During this time a mould is cast and sent to the laboratory in charge of creating the veneer. Once it has been completed and sent back to the dentist’s office, the bonding process can take place. It is during this time that the veneer is permanently attached to the tooth.
What are veneers made out of?
There are two materials used for making dental veneers: porcelain and resin. Porcelain veneers are popular because they are stain resistant and look very similar to natural teeth. In fact, most people are unable to notice a difference. Resin veneers tend to be less expensive than porcelain ones. The positive is that they require less tooth enamel to be removed.
Are veneers permanent?
No, in most cases veneers will last somewhere in-between five to seven years with high-end models lasting up to ten years.
Why would someone get veneers?
Getting veneers has many benefits. One of the most popular reasons to do it is that most veneers are stain proof or at the very least stain resistant. In addition to this, veneers allow a person to keep most of their original tooth as opposed to crowns or other techniques that require significant tooth removal. Finally, veneers allow for men and women to have the bright smile of their dreams.
Is there any place in Perth that offers the procedure?
Dental veneers in Perth are available at most dentists’ offices. However, it is important to choose a dentist who has the experience and expertise in carrying out the procedure such as the team at Accent Dental. Their professional dentists are veneer experts and ensure patients leave the office with a million dollar smile.