Dental veneers are ideal for correcting oral conditions such as crooked and misshapen teeth as well as discoloration and gaps between the teeth. They make use of latest technology for correcting your dental issues and transforming your smile. But are they the right choice for you? Let’s find out.
The dental veneers in Berkeley, were originated in Hollywood as they wanted to offer perfect teeth to Hollywood celebrities. The dental veneers are actually thin porcelain sheets that are bonded over the front of the patient’s top and bottom teeth. Minimum preparation work is needed for removal of enamel, so that the veneers can be attached to the teeth. The patient then wears a temporary set of veneers for about a week or two until the permanent veneers are ready.
Veneers may not be the right choice for everyone. People who grind their teeth heavily are not good candidates for veneers, as regular grinding can eventually cause the veneers to dislodge. If you are interested in veneers, but you grind your teeth, contact a local dentist for consultation. Other patients who might want to avoid dental veneers are the ones who have untreated dental issues such as toothache or cavity.
You may be wondering if the dental veneers hurt during the installation process or during wearing them. The fact is, that there is little to no pain as the dentist administers local anesthetic to ward off any discomfort associated with enamel reduction. The enamel reduction is required to place the veneers over your teeth.
The longevity of dental veneers depends on the patient. If they take proper care of their oral hygiene, the veneers can be maintained for a longer duration. They can last from 10 to 15 years with proper oral hygiene.
Veneers don’t need any special maintenance routine. You need to brush and floss your teeth daily just like your natural teeth. Also, visiting your dentist for bi-annual checkup is recommended.