One of the very first things we tend to notice about one another is our smiles, which have somehow become imbued with the magical ability to draw each other in—especially if it’s a great smile. But what happens when a tooth or two are misaligned? Or discolored? Or have huge gaps in between? This is an issue that plagues many of us, and in some cases can even go as far as causing issues with confidence or self-esteem.
One of the best ways to treat issues such as these is with veneers, and while you may be thinking the treatment is one that’s reserved for the Hollywood elite, in truth, that couldn’t be more wrong. Veneers are the second most popular cosmetic treatment in the world, behind only whitening, and chances are you’ve been considering veneers yourself and that’s why you’re here.
So if you are currently contending with damaged, misaligned, crooked, or discolored teeth and have been considering getting veneers to take care of the issue, then we’ve put together some of the pros and cons associated with the treatment to help give you a clear idea of what you’re potentially signing up for, and hopefully help you to make a decision and get one step closer to your dream smile.
Veneers are Great at Correcting any Minor Cosmetic Issues
If you have any discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps between the teeth, or some misalignment or crookedness, then veneers can correct these issues in no time at all.
Due to the way in which veneers fit over the front surface of the teeth, they won’t outright change their position, however, once they’ve been put in place, they’ll cover up any minor issues you may have going on. While under the surface your natural teeth will still remain as they were, the outward appearance of your teeth will be nothing short of perfect.
There are some cases where more severe issues won’t be treatable with veneers, however, and you may instead require orthodontic treatment to correct problems with misalignment, crookedness or gaps between teeth.
Any Damaged Enamel Can Be Replaced Quickly and Easily
While the enamel on our teeth is incredibly strong, it’s unfortunately not indestructible. If we eat too many highly acidic foods, or even brush too hard, enamel can start to wear away; and once it’s worn away, it doesn’t grow back.
The good news is that veneers can cover any damaged enamel, nicely rectifying any enamel erosion or enamel abrasion, all while giving you the perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Any Yellowing or Brown Spots are a Thing of the Past
Most of us are aware of the damage that years of excessive coffee or red wine drinking can do to our teeth, along with smoking or eating highly pigmented foods. Eventually, habits such as these will start to turn our teeth a yellowy or brownish color, and while there are many teeth whitening products available that claim to be able to do away with the issue of discoloration, unfortunately, most are only a temporary fix at best, if they even do the job at all.
If it’s a permanent fix you want for yellowing or brown spots, then veneers are the best answer. Not only will veneers cover up any stains or discoloration, but they also incredibly stain resistant too, making any yellowing or brown spots a thing of the past.
Some May Experience a Minor Increase in Sensitivity
Some patients may experience a minor increase in sensitivity after having their veneers fit, especially when it comes to hot and cold temperatures. This should go away after just a couple of days though, and it’s rarely anything more significant.
If you do experience an increase in sensitivity when it comes to hot and cold temperatures after getting your veneers, then there are a few products available over the counter that your dentist can recommend to help you manage it.
Getting Veneers is an Irreversible Process
A veneer is basically a small cap that fits over the front of your tooth, so in order for your dentist to fit it properly so that it’s flush and indistinguishable from your surrounding natural teeth, a small amount of enamel will need to be removed first. As a consequence of this, it won’t be possible to remove the veneers and restore the teeth to how they were before the treatment.
It’s also worth remembering that veneers aren’t a permanent solution and that they’ll eventually need to be replaced. That isn’t to say that veneers aren’t incredibly long-lasting though; as long as they’re well taken care of, most can expect their veneers to last at least 10 to 15 years, if not 20 or more.
Veneers can Come at a High Cost
As cosmetic dental treatments go, veneers are down on the more affordable end of the spectrum—however, this isn’t to say they aren’t still expensive. Here in the UK, we can expect to pay anywhere between around £150 to £400 per tooth for composite resin veneers, or £500 to £1,500 per tooth for porcelain veneers, plus additional costs for consultations with your dentist, medications, and post-operative aftercare and check-ups. If you’re treating a number of teeth, this can obviously get very expensive very quickly.
The good news however is that it doesn’t have to be this way. At this point, the world is smaller than it’s ever been, and in no time at all and for relatively little cost, we can get to just about anywhere else we need to be in the world. As such, more and more patients looking for dental treatments have been choosing Turkey as the destination to get them done, and with some of the world’s best dentists, strictest medical standards, and—best of all—incredibly low prices, it’s not really any surprise why.
Compared to the £500 to £1,500 per tooth cost of porcelain veneers in the UK, a veneers Turkey treatment package could instead cost you as little as £150 per tooth instead, with the average cost in the country ranging between £150 and £400 per tooth.
So if you’re looking to get veneers and you’d like to take advantage of some amazing benefits such as these, get in touch today for a free quote, and see how you can achieve the smile of your dreams at a cost you can afford.
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