There was a time, not all that long ago, when cosmetic dental procedures were very costly to the average patient. It helped establish the reputation that these procedures, such as a patient receiving porcelain veneers, were for the Hollywood elite. Veneers were popular with movie and TV stars for years before catching on with the general population. That is no more! Cosmetic dentistry has become quite affordable no matter who you are. If you want beautiful teeth, cosmetic dentistry can work wonders. One procedure has gained in popularity over the last several years – porcelain veneers. As offered by Dr. Sundar and Associates and the team at Dentiq Dental in Napier, NZ, veneers are very popular.
Veneers are wafer-thin coverings, typically made of porcelain, adhered to the front of teeth to conceal abnormalities such as existing cracks or chips and discolouration. Veneers are crafted using strong, dental grade porcelain and are permanently bonded to any tooth that needs it. Each veneer is expertly crafted to match the shape, size, and shade of your natural tooth. The process of receiving a porcelain veneer can be completed in (usually) two visits. Veneers are durable and long-lasting when properly cared for, lasting anywhere from 20 to 30 years.
To be considered a good candidate for veneers, you need to have strong and healthy teeth. That is important because, while veneers can conceal specific dental issues, they do not protect your teeth. Teeth need to be free of cavities and gum disease before being considered for veneer placement. Veneers can, however, conceal all the following issues:
Speak with your dental team to discuss if you are considered a good candidate for veneers or not.
If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers or other cosmetic dental options, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Sundar and Associates at Dentiq Dental in Napier. To schedule an appointment, please call 06 880 6161 today!