The food people eat, the beverages they drink, and many other aspects of their lifestyle (such as smoking and poor oral hygiene) can all affect the appearance of their teeth. In many cases, because the front teeth are the most visible (and commonly utilised for biting) and exposed to these factors, they are the first ones to sustain aesthetic damage such as staining and discolouration.
Fortunately, you have several options to resolve these issues. One is through the application of crowns. However, you should know that there is a better alternative: veneers.
What are veneers?
Comprised of extremely thin ceramic (porcelain or composite resin materials) shells, veneers provide a much better alternative to crowns. Your cosmetic dentist in Edinburgh will bond these shells to the front surface of your teeth, without the use (or only minimal) of anaesthesia.
For many Edinburgh residents, this is the better choice for enhancing the appearance of their front teeth. With these, you can finally say goodbye to discoloured or stained front teeth, and say hello to brighter teeth and a more beautiful smile.
Why choose veneers?
Veneers provide a more ideal alternative to crowns in many different situations. For instance, they follow a more conservative approach to altering the colour, shape, and size of a tooth. They also better hide aesthetically-unappealing defects, including stains caused by tetracycline. They can also mask damages caused by injuries or root-canal treatments. Even those who have worn or chipped front teeth are good candidates for veneers.
And because well-placed and properly taken care of veneers can last for a very long time, they provide a more sound investment than crowns.
Is there a downtime after getting veneers?
You can expect to go through a period of adjustment as your mouth gets accustomed to the addition to your teeth. However, this usually lasts for just about a couple of weeks, even less. Once the rest of your teeth are used to the veneers, you will feel the same again.