Dental veneers (also known as porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, bespoke shells of tooth-colored materials that are used to cover the front surface of teeth to improve their look. These shells are attached to the front of the teeth and can change their color, shape, size, or length.
Dental Veneers Come in a Variety of Forms
Porcelain or resin composite materials can be used to make dental veneers. A porcelain furnace is more resistant to discoloration than a resin furnace. They also more closely resemble the light-reflecting characteristics of real teeth. You should consult with your dentist about the best veneer option for you.
What Kinds of Issues Can Dental Veneers Resolve?
Veneers are frequently used to repair:
· Teeth that get stained as a result of:
Root canal therapy
Tetracycline or other medication stains
Fluoride in excess
A lot of resin fillings
· Teeth that have been worn down
Teeth that are cracked or chipped
Misaligned, uneven, or oddly formed teeth (for example, have craters or bulges in them)
Teeth that have gaps between them (to close the space between these teeth)
Dental Veneer Treatment
A dental veneer generally necessitates three visits to the dentist: one for a consultation and two for the fabrication and application of the veneers. A single tooth or a group of teeth can be veneered at the same time.
Planned treatment and diagnosis
You will explain to your dentist what you hope to achieve. During this visit, your dentist will inspect your teeth to ensure that dental veneers are a good fit for you, as well as describe the process and its limitations. They could take X-rays and make imprints of your mouth and teeth.
To prepare a tooth for a veneer, your dentist will reshape the tooth surface to a depth approximately equivalent to the thickness of the veneer on be applied to the tooth surface. You and your dentist will determine if the region should be numbed before the enamel is removed. Your dentist will next create a model, or imprint, of your tooth. This model is then submitted to a dental laboratory, where your veneer is created. The veneers are generally returned from the laboratory in 2-4 weeks. In the interim, temporary dental veneers might be utilized.
Before securely attaching the veneer to your tooth, your dentist will place it on your tooth to check its fit and color, repeatedly removing and trimming the veneer to obtain the appropriate fit. The color of cement used can be utilized to modify the color of the veneer. Following that, your teeth will be cleansed, polished, and etched to prepare them for the veneer. Etching roughens the surface of the tooth, allowing for a robust bonding process. The veneer is then adhered to your tooth using a specific cement. Once the veneer has been properly positioned, your dentist will use a special light beam to trigger chemicals in the cement, causing it to solidify extremely rapidly. The final stages are to remove any excess cement, verify your bite, and make any necessary changes. Your dentist may want you to return in a few weeks to examine your gums and the installation of the veneer.
Dental Veneer Advantages
Veneers provide the following benefits:
· They provide the look of real teeth.
· Porcelain is well tolerated by gums.
· Porcelain veneers are resistant to stains.
· To make black teeth look whiter, the color might be used.
· They don’t need as much shaping as crowns, but they’re stronger and look better.
Bondings and crowns are two alternatives to veneers. Veneers are a good middle ground choice. Veneers maybe your best option if you want to modify the shape of your teeth more than just a tiny amount, as bonding does, but not so much that a crown is required.