Dental veneers are often used to fix aesthetical dental problems for the front teeth. Thin custom-made thin, tooth-coloured shells that are designed to attach the front (visible) part of the tooth to improve their appearance. These shells are permanently bonded to the in front of the teeth changing their size, shape and colour in order to boost your self-confidence and appearance. Veneers are almost like artificial nails; Thin acrylic materials are adhered over your natural nails to create an appealing look that lasts about 3-4 weeks. However, veneers are a long term investment where they last about 10-15 years.
Steps to Dental Implant;
The biggest benefit to veneers is improving the appearance of your teeth by giving you a brighter and more even look
Veneers are used to fix;
- Discolored teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Small than average teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Uneven or misaligned teeth
If you are suffering from any of the above, a veneer is likely an ideal dental solution for you!
Differences Between Laminate Veneers and Dental Crowns;
There is some confusion when it comes to the differences between Veneers and Crowns since they provide the same solutions. However, it is not up to the patient to choose between them.
*Veneers are only used for aesthetic purposes and dental crowns are used for aesthetic purposes as well as dental restoration purposes if the tooth is broken, extremely worn down and has a large filling.
*Before getting Laminate Veneers the tooth is filed down minimally since there should be enough enamel on your tooth for a veneer to bond to it.
However, if a crown is needed, the tooth is filed down a lot more to fit the dental crown.
* Another difference is that a veneer only covers the front of your tooth and a crown covers the entire tooth.
- Veneers are a great choice if you are only looking for to fix minimal aesthetic issues. As such, minor chipped or cracked teeth, small teeth gaps and discoloration.
- Crowns are a great choice if you have more fundamental tooth problems. Such as, extremely chipped, cracked teeth or where root canal treatment has been carried out
Both Laminate Veneers and Crowns are custom-made and matched with the rest of your teeth.
Procedure of Getting Dental Veneers
1- Before getting started, the dentist will examine your mouth's condition and get a feel for what you want as well as understanding your needs and concerns.
Then to make space for your veneers, a small bit of enamel from each tooth will be removed. Next, an impression of your teeth is taken and sent to a dental laboratory. The laboratory will use the impression to create your veneers. During this time, you will be given temporary veneers to protect your prepared teeth.
2- Once your veneers are ready, your permanent veneers will be bonded in place and a special curing light will be used to activate the dental cement so it permanently bonds the veneer to the visible part of your tooth.
Veneers Aftercare, take good care of your new smile!
They typically don't require any special care other than brushing your teeth twice a day and regular flossing as you would normally do.
However, there are some important steps to follow to reduce the risk of damage since veneers are not as strong as your natural teeth.
- Cut up hard foods such as apples and carrots
- Do not bite on hard objects like nuts and bones
- Do not use your teeth to open cans or tear packages
- Your dentist may advise you to get protective appliance such as retainers while sleeping, if you are a teeth grinder