signs you may need porcelain dental veneers

When To Know That You Need Veneers – 5 Signs and Alternative Options

As we’re all more than well aware, teeth can come in all sorts of different shapes, sizes, and colors, and it’s unfortunately not always for the better. And while there are a number of cosmetic dental treatments available to correct all sorts of issues, one popular option that we’re going to be talking about today is the veneer.

Since their advent way back toward the end of the 1920s (as a temporary solution for changing the appearance of movie stars’ teeth on set), veneers have gone on to become one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments there is; the second most popular, in fact, only a short distance behind tooth whitening.

So why would someone want veneers? Well, many of us are unhappy with the look of our smiles. Perhaps you are? And if you are, you’ve no doubt been looking into what options are available to you for correcting dental issues, and have probably already come across veneers and had your curiosity piqued somewhat.

If you’ve been studiously doing your research then you’ve also likely come across some before and after pictures of patients—or maybe even Hollywood celebrities—who’ve undergone the procedure, and seen how great they can look. Maybe you’ve already decided that they’re the treatment for you, or maybe you’re still not quite sure, but either way, you’re probably wondering just when exactly you’ll know it’s the right time to get them.

Before and after image of teeth discolored treatment

What are Some of the Signs?

If this sounds like you, then the following are some of the signs that’ll start to show when it’s time to consider getting veneers:

— If you’ve stained one or more teeth to the extent that no teeth whitening product can correct it, then veneers will likely be your only answer (short of replacing it outright with a dental implant and a crown—but nobody wants that). Although there is a wide array of options available when it comes to teeth whitening products, they won’t all be successful in doing the job, either because the teeth are too far gone, because the product was used incorrectly, or because it simply just isn’t effective. With veneers, however, you’re guaranteed to get rid of any unsightly yellowing or brown spots for good.

— Often teeth can sustain damaged and become chipped or cracked, and no matter the cause of the damage, a veneer can fix the issue and return any number of damaged teeth to their former glory (or better).

— If you’ve teeth that are misaligned, then as long as it’s only a minor alignment issue, a veneer can correct it. For more severe alignment issues though you’ll need to visit an orthodontist for treatment.

— If you have a gap between your teeth, whether large or small, then this is another area where veneers can come to the rescue. Dental bonding is an alternative option for fixing tooth gaps that’s also available, however dental experts tend to suggest veneers as a longer-lasting and more effective and robust treatment.

misaligned teeth with gap is a reason to get veneer

Teeth grinding, otherwise known as bruxism, is a fairly common condition that can eventually lead to teeth becoming worn down. Without the condition being properly addressed, the worn-down teeth can soon become worn out, which itself leads to a whole host of other related issues. Any worn down or worn out teeth can be corrected and returned to normal with the help of dental veneers.

What Other Options are There?

We already briefly touched on dental bonding, and lumineers are another option too. Of the three though, veneers are far and above the most popular option.

Compared to veneers, lumineers offer a much cheaper and more easily applied option, however, they’re much thinner, less robust, and less permanent. They’re also much more translucent too, meaning they’re not as good as covering up some of the more severely discolored teeth out there.

Dental bonding on the other hand involves a composite resin being applied to the teeth to repair any chipping, decay, fracturing, or discoloration. Much like a veneer, and color matched to your surrounding teeth too, the main difference is the material used and that it’s also a much quicker procedure. Much like lumineers though, the composite resin used for dental bonding isn’t as strong or robust as the porcelain used for veneers.

Where to go When it’s Time to Get Your Veneers

When it’s time to get your veneers, you’ll want to make sure you’re making the right decision when choosing where to go. The first mistake many make is only limiting themselves to their own home countries when they could be joining the thousands of patients from all over the world who’ve been opting to undergo their dental treatments abroad.

Of all of the countries veneer patients are visiting for their treatments, time and time again Turkey is coming out on top, and it’s not hard to see why. In addition to the amazing savings, patients stand to make (the cost of having veneers fitted in Turkey is only one-sixth of the cost in the UK on average), Turkey is home to some of the world’s best dentists and the highest levels of medical standards.

So if you’re interested in veneers and you’re keen on knowing more about the great benefits waiting for you when you decide to go ahead with an all-inclusive veneers Turkey treatment package, then get in contact with us today for your free quote, and achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of in no time.

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