Smiling is a part of your character and completes your attitudes. It makes you more confident, however you should love and accept your teeth. If your teeth are shiny, clean and aligned without any gummy lines you can have a big smile. On the other hand if you are not confident of your smile and think that you need dental cosmetics, maybe the solution is veneers. So let’s have a look at what you need to know about Veneers.

What Is a Porcelain Veneer?

If you have the following complaints about your teeth, veneer is the solution. Porcelain veneer can improve the discoloration, cracked tooth, misalignment, spaces between teeth and irregular shaped teeth. In short any abnormality form can be fixed with a veneer method. 

In porcelain veneer, the teeth are covered with customized shells according to your needs. These can be in different colors, sizes and shapes so depending on your needs the procedure is performed.

Do I Need Teeth Scaling Before Veneer?

Veneer can answer so many abnormal factors on the teeth, however the conditions should be ready to be performed well. For example if you have problems with gummy tissue then you should consult a dentist before having a veneer. Teeth scaling is one of the options for gummy lines. As veneer is a sensitive operation such procedures for your mouth and dental cosmetics should be done earlier. 

However the root cleaning can be applied even if you have veneer. The scaling may help to teeth visible so that the porcelain veneer can be applied completely. Later on the veneer care such as cleaning can be done. Before porcelain veneer you should always discuss the advantages and disadvantages as well as the dental care of it with an experienced dentist.

Do I Need To Shave My Teeth Before Veneer?

Veneer is a procedure in which the dentist shaves the enamel of the teeth. As enamel is a natural layer that protects the tooth, once it is shaved and removed it can not be placed again. This is an unwilling situation but there should be spaces to cover the teeth with porcelain veneer. If you have gappy teeth then this would not be required. So the veneer can be performed on your existing teeth without any shaving. According to your teeth shape whether cracked, gappy or irregular positions you may need minimal shaving or more.

Can I Choose The Color Of The Veneers?

The porcelain veneers offer a wide range of color options. Your skin should also be a determiner for the natural look of the teeth. The shiny bright over white teeth may not always be a good fit. The degraded white may give a more natural look. Before choosing the color it is advised not to look at only the celebrities but your own photos with tanned skin, normal skin and smiley poses. Also consider the bottom teeth to contrast the color of them. Translucency and brightness has an impact on the porcelain veneer. As the porcelain reflects the light the volume and the tone of the chosen color gives the naturality.

How Many Veneers Do I Need?

There are some ways to find out how many veneers you may have. First look at your smile in the mirror from front and then look from the side. Also check the visibility of bottom teeth.Depending on the visibility and the colors degrading you can have 4 to 8 veneers applied. It should not be necessary to have all the teeth have porcelain veneers but the comfort and natural look with aesthetic combination is essential and worth having a veneer procedure. However if you want to change your smile with all smile designs then you should consult your dentist together with a smile design including porcelain veneers.

Are Veneers A Permanent Solution? 

Veneers is popular for dental cosmetic procedures, and with modern technology the more natural look can be obtained. The porcelain veneers are durable for long years but as a dental solution it is not permanent as the other dental treatments. As the porcelain tissue is sensitive it can easily get strained by coffee, smoking or drinking sodas. The porcelain veneers should be cared for sensitively and carefully to extend its life. Commonly the veneers can last for up to 10 years with careful care, after this period they should be renewed.