Number of Visits: 2 visits
Completion Time: 1 - 8 days
Recovery Period: None
Veneers- The Ultimate Smile Solution.
If you could cover your stained slightly crooked or gapped teeth and make them appear flawless, would you? This question isn’t merely hypothetical, because with modern dentistry techniques ...you can!
One cosmetic dental procedure that has become increasingly popular and is highly effective for such beautification is called Dental Veneers. These porcelain veneers are comprised of thin coverings that cover the front surface of teeth. During the application process, minimal amount of tooth enamel is removed and replaced with more esthetically appealing tops.
They are one of the most effective and aesthetically gratifying remedies for damaged, misaligned, or stained teeth to conceal cosmetic issues and create a new appearance.
Will Porcelain Veneers Look Natural?
Veneers look more natural than any other restoration. They could easily be mistaken for natural teeth. The porcelain reflects light just like a real tooth. In some ways, veneers are even better than natural enamel. Porcelain will not stain or wear like natural teeth do. With proper maintenance, your new smile will look just as bright as it did the day the veneers were inserted. The best part is that veneers generally require minimal tooth preparation. Thus they look like natural teeth and won’t weaken your natural tooth structure.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
If you are not as confident in your smile as you want to be, porcelain veneers offer many benefits to correct this.
• Veneers maintain much of your natural tooth and are created in the exact color of your teeth. Oftentimes, no one can even tell that your veneers are not your real teeth.
• Along with this, veneers are stain resistant.
• Veneers are also a conservative treatment, unlike going through with a crown.
• The process is quicker relative to traditional treatments. Within a week or sometimes lesser than that you can wear a brand-new sparkling smile. You do not need to wait for months like in orthodontic (Braces) treatment for getting a dream smile. Or like in teeth whitening treatments of various kinds, which may require several sessions for the results to begin to appear.
• Instant makeovers. With latest technologies like CEREC, it is now possible to have veneers within hours on the same day. This technology not only delivers you the beautiful smile in a single dental visit but also eliminates any human error, being totally operated by computer programs and robotic mill-machines.
Which Dental Issues can be corrected by Veneers?
• Teeth that are discolored and cannot be brighten by in-office whitening treatments.
• Teeth that are worn down and have lost their former shape.
• Teeth that are chipped or broken.
• Teeth that are uneven, out of alignment, or irregularly shaped (for example, teeth with craters or bulges in them)
• Teeth with gaps between them
Are there Any Alternative Treatment Options?
1. If the esthetic problem of your teeth is very minor, your dentist may also recommend instant Direct Veneers, also called veneers-to-go or composite bonding. However, they have lesser aesthetic outcome and lesser longevity than porcelain veneers.
2. Not all patients are good candidates for veneers. Bite, alignment, or other issues may increase the risk of damaging or breaking the veneer. In these cases, your dentist may recommend a full crown. In other cases, braces or other orthodontic treatment may be recommended to resolve issues with spacing or tooth alignment.
How Many Dental Veneers Do I need?
The dentist will help you to decide how many Dental Veneers your smile needs, either one tooth or more. A complete set can be applied to all visible front teeth if necessary and are made with different sizes and designed to match your existing tooth colour and your facial proportions, so that it looks completely natural. Normally 6 to 8 Veneers are recommended depending on your smile line and teeth visibility.
How is it done?
Consultation & Evaluation – Each patient starts their treatment with a comprehensive evaluation from your dentist. The dentist will inspect your teeth, gums and mouth and determine if porcelain veneers are right for you. The dentist will take X-rays to evaluate the health of your teeth and surrounding jawbone. This step is necessary to identify signs of any gum disease, tooth decay, or other tooth defects that may need to be addressed before getting veneers.
Preparation – Next, your dentist will prepare the tooth or teeth to accommodate the porcelain veneers by removing approximately 0.5 mm natural tooth structure with special grinding tools. He will take an impression or take the computerised scans of your prepared teeth. These scans or moulds are then sent to a dental lab for the fabrication of veneers designed exclusively for you.Provisional Dental Veneers – Typically, provisional dental veneers are placed over the teeth to keep them protected while the permanent dental veneers are being made at a dental laboratory. The provisional dental veneers would be made of plastic and temporarily sealed to the front of the teeth.
Final Fit & Cementation – Because of the comprehensive planning up front, the final visit is relatively short and predicable. Dentist will try on the porcelain veneers and check them for fit, shape and colour. Teeth will be thoroughly cleaned to prevent any bacteria from getting trapped underneath the veneer, putting you at risk of decay. The dentist will make any minor adjustments if needed, before permanently bonding them to teeth. Finally, these veneers are cemented to your teeth with special chemicals.
Post procedure care
Veneers should be treated like regular teeth – including practicing a great at-home oral hygiene routine and maintaining regular checkup and cleaning visits. If you have a habit of clenching or grinding your teeth, your dentist may recommend a night guard to help protect your teeth and veneers.