What do you think of when you hear the term “Hollywood smile”? Do you immediately picture an actress with a perfect, dazzlingly white smile? If so, then congratulations! You’ve committed one of the simplest forms of dental veneers to memory.
Dental veneers are thin shells that are placed over teeth to change their appearance. They’re designed to cover your natural teeth to give them a more attractive look or hide flaws in their appearance. Each shell is custom-made from a mold of your teeth for a flawless fit and a beautiful result. Dental veneers Melbourne cost about $1000 per tooth and take between two and three appointments to complete depending on the number of teeth being treated.
It might seem like a significant difference, but actually, it’s incredibly subtle—and even more brilliant! After all, if everyone had perfectly straight, blindingly white teeth, then there would be no need for Hollywood smiles in the first place! Unfortunately, the fact is that most of us have imperfections in our teeth, but plastic dental veneers are an easy fix for this.
Before you decide to get veneers applied to your teeth, there are a few things that you should remember. Firstly, if you have any missing teeth, they must be replaced before having the shells placed on top. It doesn’t matter how brilliant or attractive your new shells look; they will be ruined if the underlying tooth structure is not intact and healthy. Secondly, these veneers can only mask blemishes on natural teeth; they cannot improve their health, strength, or functionality. Finally—and most importantly—dental veneers last between five and ten years depending on several differences.
Dental veneers are frequently used to improve the appearance of teeth that appear irregular, chipped, or stained. They’re also used to close gaps between teeth and straighten crooked teeth. Teeth with large fillings may even be replaced with dental veneers for a more attractive look. Keep in mind that most people who wear dental veneers have healthy, strong teeth underneath them, so it’s not likely you’ll need to get any of your natural teeth removed to receive them.
Because each dental veneer is custom-made for you, they won’t fit perfectly right away – they must be conditioned before use. As a result, you’ll leave your first appointment wearing what is known as an “indirect temporary” on your teeth. This means it will feel similar to regular, albeit thicker, toothpaste. Next, your dentist will condition your dental veneers for three weeks – during which you’ll visit the office every two weeks to have them checked and reconditioned if necessary – before they’re ready to be permanently attached.
Dental veneers are a great way to give yourself a perfect Hollywood smile. If you’re interested in receiving more information about having these custom shells made for your teeth, contact your local dentist or dental professional today! Your dentist can check the condition of your teeth and tell you if you are a candidate for dental veneers.