If you’re feeling self-conscious about your smile and tooth structure dental veneers may be one of the first solutions that come to mind. They’re common in individuals with sensitive teeth, worn enamel, or tooth stains. However, they do not treat tooth pain.
Everyone from Hollywood stars like Miley Cyrus, to beauty bloggers are getting veneers. While porcelain veneers are the most common type, resin and other materials can be used as well. However, not all of your teeth need veneers in order to combat dental pain and achieve a winning smile. The best solution for you will depend on the condition of your teeth.
It’s most common for front teeth to need veneers, so if you’re looking to protect and upgrade your smile, start by asking your dentist about your ‘social six’ top and bottom front teeth. These are the ones that everyone will notice when you smile, so their appearance may matter most to you!
How Do Veneers Work?
Dental veneers are thin covers that help reinforce your teeth and protect them from further wear and tear. Tooth-colored veneers are especially suited to your individual smile. Tooth enamel is tough and can often last decades with proper care and regular dental visits for cleanings and dental exams. However, sometimes that enamel becomes worn down, especially if acidic foods or other damaging agents that frequently come into contact with your teeth.
While it is certainly good to maintain regular brushing and flossing, sometimes that isn’t enough to achieve the smile you want. Other factors like tooth infections, gum infections, and cracks can cause tooth decay that leaves your teeth damaged. Dental veneers must be custom fitted by a dentist and require proper tooth preparation. While some other whitening methods are temporary, veneers are an irreversible cosmetic dental solution.
First, your dentist will carefully examine your teeth to determine the extent of the damage before removing 0.3-0.7 mm of enamel from the tooth surface. Your dentist will then take an impression of your teeth so they can be fabricated at a dental lab.
Not all of your teeth will need veneers. Teeth that are healthy, well-shaped, and not very worn-down won’t benefit much from veneers, but you and your dentist can determine exactly how many of your teeth need veneers to improve your smile.
Which Teeth Usually Need Veneers
Front teeth, especially top teeth, commonly receive veneers. Your teeth farther back, such as your wisdom teeth, will likely not need veneers. This is done partly for cosmetic reasons, as your front teeth are most visible to others. Chips, cracks, and stains that are visible can easily be masked by a row of veneers. To help make the veneers look more natural, it’s common for six or more veneers to be placed across your front teeth. You can also use this opportunity to get veneers that improve the overall shape of your smile.
Sometimes veneers are placed for more than just cosmetic reasons. Since they act as a shield, veneers can help with temperature sensitivity. This is especially effective on teeth where the enamel has become worn due to physical damage or chemical wear from acidic foods and drinks. Veneers are the most effective whitening option for purely cosmetic options. Home remedies and in-office whitening options only offer temporary relief. Veneers are a porcelain or ceramic white shell that make your teeth appear brighter and healthier.
Can You Get Just One Porcelain Veneer?
A single veneer may be suitable if the cosmetic issue you want to address only impacts one tooth. If you are happy with the overall appearance of your smile, then a single veneer is a great option to fix isolated issues such as:
. A crack, chip, or other form of damage
. Discoloration or staining
. A misshapen tooth
. A tooth that is shorter than neighboring teeth
A single veneer can also be used in conjunction with other cosmetic dentistry services for the greatest benefit. For example, you may choose to have a veneer bonded to a chipped tooth on top of whitening your entire smile. Our dentists at Iranian Surgery will work with you to develop a plan that suits your unique needs.
Cosmetic dental issues, even if they only affect one tooth, can take a toll on your self-confidence and affect your willingness to show your smile. At Iranian Surgery, we can match you with the best treatment for your aesthetic concern.
When You Should Consider Several Veneers
A veneer only improves the appearance of the tooth that it’s bonded to. For that reason, cosmetic issues that span multiple teeth typically require multiple veneers. Iranian Surgery dentists will help identify the optimal number of veneers for your concerns, goals, and budget. You may need more than one porcelain veneer if you have concerns such as:
. Gaps between teeth
. Crooked teeth
. Multiple stained or discolored teeth
. Multiple damaged teeth
With proper care, veneers have a lifespan of ten years or more. They are a long-lasting way to transform the appearance of your smile.
About Iranian Surgery
Iranian surgery is an online medical tourism platform where you can find the best dentists and dental surgeons in Iran. The price of Veneers in Iran can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined by an in-person assessment with the doctor.
For more information about the cost of Veneers in Iran and to schedule an appointment in advance, you can contact Iranian Surgery consultants via WhatsApp number 0098 901 929 0946. This service is completely free.