Enhancing Your Smile with Veneers and Whitening

So many people are looking for cosmetic dental procedures to improve their smile. Your smile is a big factor in boosting your confidence and attractiveness. And some popular cosmetic dental procedures used to achieve this result are veneers and whitening.

Veneers are custom made shells

That can be placed over your front teeth so that they can be covered. These are made of composite resin or porcelain. These will be bonded to your teeth so that the appearance of your teeth can be improved. Some of the cosmetic issues that are solved by veneers are chipped, misaligned, discoloured and unevenly spaced teeth. They can provide a natural and aesthetically pleasing look as the colour and the size can be matched to your existing teeth. These are also quite durable especially when it comes to veneers made from porcelain so that you will have a long lasting solution for a perfect smile. The procedure is minimally invasive compared to other cosmetic dentistry procedures. Only a little amount of the enamel is removed and this can preserve more of your natural tooth structure. This process is quite quick as well and generally, you will only need two visits to the dentist to get this done.  

You will need to visit a dentist for the consultation on veneers.

They will assess your teeth and discuss the outcomes. And if they decide that the veneers are suitable, a small amount of enamel will be removed from your tooth surface. And impressions of your teeth will be taken so that custom veneers can be created. Once the veneers are ready, they will be bonded to your teeth using a special adhesive. In teeth whitening, the colour of your teeth will be lightened and stains will be removed. There are professional grade or over-the-counter products you can find for at-home teeth whitening. You can also go to the dentist to have this done. A professional whitening that is done at the office will yield faster and stronger results. The appearance of your smile will be significantly improved with whitening as it will remove any stains that are caused by tobacco, food and drinks. There can be discoloration due to ageing as well. This is a non-invasive procedure where no alteration to the teeth is done.

When you select in-office teeth whitening,

You will be able to enjoy noticeable results in one session. But with at-home whitening kits, the results will be obtained gradually. When you have a brighter smile, your self-esteem is higher and you will feel more confident. You can also consider a combination of teeth whitening and veneers to get best results. You will need to complete the whitening process first before the veneers so that the veneers can be matched to the colour of your desired tooth shade. Whitening will improve the overall brightness of your smile while veneers will be able to correct the size, shape and minor alignment issues. A customised look can be achieved by combining these treatments.