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How Cosmetic Teeth Covers Can Get you the Perfect Smile

by Mohamed Shams
How Cosmetic Teeth Covers Can Get you the Perfect Smile

Apart from eating healthy, drinking green tea for its skin benefits, and working out to keep the scale in the right position, getting a perfect smile has become part of many people's self-care routines.

It's not hard to figure out why that is. An imperfect smile can make you overly conscious about yourself, and for some reason, you may always feel like people look at your teeth longer than they look in your eyes when you talk with them.

The good news is you can solve that with an array of modern cosmetic dentistry solutions. Most are non-invasive and fairly affordable considering the proven benefits. We'll tell you about the most effective of these solutions in this article.  

What Are Cosmetic Teeth Covers?

If you've heard the term Hollywood teeth thrown around in entertainment news or reality shows, it's referring to cosmetic teeth covers.

Cosmetic teeth covers are also called veneers.  They are water-thin shells made of different medically approved material and are used to cover an existing tooth to hide defects or discoloration. They are often made of porcelain, or resin composite.

Veneers not only hide defects and discoloration but also change the length and shape of a tooth if that's what you need.  They are a conservative alternative to crowns and implants.

Your dentist will remove about half a millimeter from the top surface of your tooth and bind these shells onto your tooth to bring out the desired effect. They cost about $500 to $1300 for each tooth. It's a costly but worthy procedure because veneers are permanent.

If you've decided to get veneers, you'll make three trips to the dentist -the consultation, making of the veneer, and application.

Composite bonding

Composite bonding is loosely called cosmetic bonding – a term that fits it perfectly because it's only done for aesthetics and not as a necessity.

It involves bonding a tooth-colored resin to your tooth using glue to alter a tooth's shape, close gaps in your teeth, reshape slightly crooked teeth, restore chipped and fractured teeth and to reduce yellowing.

This method works particularly well when you need to close small gaps in your teeth. If the gaps are too wide, your dentist will recommend an orthodontic treatment (teeth straightening) before they can apply resin.

It can also be used to hide slight misalignment by adding resin to particular sections in your teeth.

The best thing with composite bonding is that it's non-invasive, can be done in a single visit, and is cheaper than veneers. However, they have a shorter lifespan than veneers (up to 7 years).

Inlays and onlays

Assume your teeth problem needs a stronger intervention than veneers because there are holes in your teeth caused by progressive decay over the years. You probably think you only have two options –a crown or filling.

That may be true but when you're also concerned about how your teeth look after dealing with the decay, your dentist may recommend an onlay or inlay.

An inlay fills the cavities and holes in a tooth in the spaces between the cusps. An onlay not only fills cavities and holes but goes further to cover larger sections of a tooth. Both onlays and inlays work like a crown but they do not cover the entire tooth and can be made of porcelain, gold or composite.

Inlays and onlays are also called indirect fillings. It's called an inlay when the filling is bound to the center of the tooth and an onlay when the material is used to cover one or more sections of the tooth or to cover the entire tooth's surface.

While fillings typically get molded into a tooth at the dentist's, onlays and inlays are made in a lab and later fit into the required sections on your tooth or teeth. It will cost you between $650 to $1,200 per tooth for inlays and onlays.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers come highly recommended when you want veneers that don't make your teeth look wildly unnatural or like chiclets.

Porcelain veneers are also better at resisting stains than resin and mimic the natural way that teeth reflect light.

Porcelain material doesn't interfere with the gum around the tooth making it safe. It's also stain-resistant, hard to damage and can last for up to 15 years.

Snap On Veneers

In case you're apprehensive about wearing permanent veneers, there's a less permanent option called snap on veneers.

Acquiring snap on veneers is painless and easy and you can remove them at will without visiting a dentist. Your dentist will take molds of your teeth to help make veneers that fit your teeth and mouth and then test whether they are a good fit once they are ready.

Snap on veneers correct gapped teeth, missing teeth, or discolored teeth. However, if you're dealing with misaligned or crooked teeth, snap on veneers cannot work because they fit like a guard.

Why Choose TruSmile Veneers For Your Cosmetic Teeth Covers?

If you've had terrible experiences at the dentist chair, you may not be exactly elated about going to any dentist. We get that, but we're not just any other dental practice. Here's why you should choose Trusmile Veneers.

  • They look like real teeth. Our veneers look natural. You won't have to worry about the perfect white smile that is a total giveaway that you're wearing veneers.
  • Cost-effective. Cosmetic teeth covers are not a luxury and we don't treat them as such that's why just about anyone can afford TruSmile veneers.
  • No expensive dentist visits. You don't need to visit a dentist to remove TruSmile veneers when you want to. You can easily do it on your own.
  • No painful drilling. You don't need to go through drilling to wear TruSmile veneers. They fit on your natural teeth without needing to prepare the tooth.

Final Thoughts

It takes consistent care to keep a set of clean, healthy, long lasting and natural looking veneers. Since they have a lot of say in how you look and feel about yourself, start by looking for the right set from us and find out for yourself why TruSmile Veneers is THE choice for cosmetic teeth covers. Find out if you're a candidate today! 

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