Dental Veneers can enhance your beauty instantly!

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Dental veneers are becoming very popular in the dental industry. One cannot talk of dental cosmetics without including veneers. There are four kinds of veneers namely:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Removable veneers
  • Composite veneers
  • Instant veneers

Of all these, the one that is best classified as beautiful veneers is the porcelain veneer. When considering size, the porcelain veneer is as thin as a contact lens. Not much drilling is required to bond the porcelain veneer to the tooth. One important thing about veneers is that they can change the look of your dentition and strengthen your teeth.
Porcelain veneers are of good quality with a natural look that blends beautifully with your original teeth. It offers a high resistance to staining and discoloration. It hides the imperfections in your teeth and gives it a dazzling white appearance.

With advancement in science and technology, veneers now have a more life-like appearance as compared to what they were like 30 years ago. Modern porcelain veneers reflect light and have a sturdy structure. With the progression of digital imaging technology, dentists can now create dental restorations almost immediately. What’s more, these restorations are structurally similar to the client’s natural teeth. And to add to the beauty, dental treatments such as dental crowns and teeth whitening can enhance the results created by the porcelain veneers leaving the patient extremely satisfied.

What qualifies me for a dental veneer?

To be considered for porcelain dental veneers, you may have experienced issues with your teeth such as:

  • Cracks
  • Tooth gaps
  • Misalignment of the teeth
  • Chips
  • Tooth discoloration

To have a porcelain veneer, you must have good oral health. Also, you must be willing to maintain your oral hygiene.

How do I know that veneers are not right for me?

To qualify for dental veneers, your oral health status must be okay! If you have tooth conditions such as gum disease, tooth decay, or infection at your root canal, then dental veneers are not the best option. On the other hand, if you still insist, then you will have to undergo treatment for the underlying dental issues. After successfully completing the treatment, you can then proceed to receive your veneers. If you’ve opted for porcelain veneers, then understand that the procedure is usually permanent. Before attaching the porcelain veneer, your dentist will first of all take off a layer of your enamel. So subsequently, you may need to replace the veneer or seek for an alternative restoration. You must be sure of your decision before opting for a veneer. Those who have a habit of grinding their teeth and or clinching their jaws are not qualified for a veneer.
Porcelain veneers are typically very strong and durable. However, its lifespan can be shortened by the forces of bruxism. The strain mounted on these veneers can cause it to break off. Good dentists can usually treat the underlying causes of the bruxism, allowing patients to have a veneer.

Do beautiful veneers hurt?

No they do not! That’s the simple answer. Your dentist will do all they can to make you feel at ease while during the procedure. It doesn’t hurt at all.

 

Does it take long to make a veneer?

You’ll need two appointments to get a beautiful custom made veneer with the accompanying beautiful smile. At your first visit, your teeth will be prepared for the veneer followed by the installation of temporary dental veneers. At your second visit, the temporary veneers will be taken off and the permanent ones bonded to your teeth using some strong cement. There’s no need to worry about whether or not the veneer will fall off.

Are dental veneers costly?

In most places, dental veneers share similar prices with dental crowns. The budget will depend on the number of veneers you need to achieve the desired smile. However, the average price of a dental veneer ranges from $800 to $1300.
Other factors that can determine the price of your veneer include your geographical location and how experienced your dentist is. Usually, professional cosmetic dentists charge more than those that are less qualified.

Beautiful veneers as a dental investment

It is agreed that veneers can be costly. However, the returns are worth the cost. Most patients usually feel satisfied, at ease and exude more confidence after getting a porcelain (beautiful) veneer. The reason for this is that the porcelain veneers have a wide application – from having whiter teeth, to dental crowns, to orthodontic treatment all simultaneously. Also, the results are natural. One would hardly notice that you’ve got veneers on.

Choosing a dentist

Patients are advised to be very selective when picking their dentists. If you want to have that stunningly beautiful appearance after getting the veneers, then go for a qualified dentist. You get the best result when you choose someone who is experienced in cosmetic dentistry.

What are the types of beautiful veneers?

  • IPS e. max®
  • IPS Empress®
  • Lithium disillicate
  • Stacked ceramic
  • Pressed ceramic
  • daVinciTM

Mock-Up

A mock up is an electronic display of what your smile will look like following the placement of the porcelain veneer. Your dentist will create this for you prior to giving you the veneer treatment. A mock-up will give you the opportunity to decide whether or not to still go ahead with the procedure. These models can be created in different ways. Nowadays, dentists use the most recent technology to create three dimensional models of the mock up.

 

What about the recovery time?

The attachment of a porcelain veneer does not require any recovery time. You can drive yourself home immediately after the procedure.
Since the attachment of a porcelain veneer requires removal of a layer of enamel, you may experience some mild discomfort. You may want to stay away from extremely hot or cold foods and drinks for a week. Foods that are hard and crunchy may not be ideal for the same period. However, it doesn’t take long for this sensitivity to wear off, and then you can return to your normal routine.