Are you unsatisfied with the appearance of your teeth? Do you want to ask your dentist about potential improvements but you're not sure exactly what to ask? Teeth are a sensitive subject for many people. They're the first things that many people will notice about others and their condition will imply a lot of things about their owners. Unfortunately, there are many times when a poor dental appearance has nothing to do with how well you care for your teeth. Genetics and environmental factors can also have a huge part. But this doesn't mean that there is no hope. One thing that you can do is to have your dentist add veneers to your teeth. This can be a great option for a number of reasons.
Instant results: When you go in for tooth whitening procedures, it can take several months before you notice a significant difference - if you ever do. Due to different genetics and diet, tooth enamel can naturally range from a grayish to a yellowish color, even after bleaching products have been used. This is where veneers come in. Instead of relying on your natural tooth color, veneers are made of a porcelain material that is both white and that hides your natural teeth from view.
Near painless: Teeth whitening isn't always the easiest thing to deal with. After every whitening session, your teeth may be sensitive for several hours or a few days. This makes it difficult to deal with, especially if you never get the results that you really wanted. When veneers are put onto your teeth, there may be an initial period of sensitivity as your mouth gets used to the new addition. But this sensitivity isn't going to repeat every week or every couple weeks the way that getting your teeth whitened would.
Affordable: People who don't like the way their teeth look often opt to get dentures or implants instead of trying to fix their natural teeth. These aren't necessarily bad options - especially if your natural teeth are structurally unsound - but they can come with a high price tag attached. Veneers often cost a fraction of what either dentures or implants would cost. Also, a lot of dental plans count dentures and/or implants as being optional cosmetic enhancements instead of the often-necessary prosthetics that they are. If your dental insurance doesn't cover cosmetic procedures, this makes them a much more affordable option when your teeth are suitable for their addition.