Why would I have veneers?
Veneers are custom made shells designed to cover the front surface of the teeth. This dental procedure can change the shape, size, color, and length of a tooth. Popular among those who want to achieve the perfect smile, veneers are perfect for people who want to hide uneven, misaligned, chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth as well as helping people who are unhappy with gaps between their teeth.
What are the benefits of having veneers?
Since they can hide imperfections of the teeth, you can have a beautiful smile after the procedure. There are also other benefits of veneers, including:
- Natural tooth appearance as they are designed to mimic your natural tooth enamel
- Stain-resistant (especially porcelain veneer)
- Strong and long-lasting, usually for more than 10 years
- Easy to maintain since you only need to take care of your veneers in a similar way you do with your natural teeth
What is the recovery time?
No recovery time is required after the placement of veneers. You may experience some mild discomfort for about a week, particularly after enamel removal. However, you can return to your normal routine, including work and exercise immediately after your appointment.
How long will I need to stay in the hospital after my procedure?
Veneer placement is an outpatient procedure, so you should be able to leave the hospital immediately after. The procedure itself takes around a few hours. Bear in mind that most veneer placement requires two to three separate appointments.
How long should I expect to stay overseas after my procedure?
Your length of stay will vary depending on the number of appointments needed for your case. The intervals between each appointment are about one or two days. It is recommended to stay overseas for about 5 to 7 days for the whole procedure.
What aftercare should I take into consideration?
Once your veneer placement is complete, you need to commit to good oral hygiene and a generally healthy lifestyle. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss, and rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash. Make sure to schedule regular dental appointments. You may also need to avoid biting into hard food to help with the longevity of your veneers.
What’s the success rate like?
According to a study, over 91% of people who have had veneers are satisfied with the results as they achieve highly positive results. However, the procedure has potential side effects and risks, including tooth sensitivity, risk of trauma, a response from gum tissues, discomfort, and possible issues with the placement.
Are there alternatives?
If you are not a good candidate for dental veneers, there are some alternatives that you can consider. These alternatives are orthodontics, dental crowns, and bonding.