Dental Veneers: Types, Procedure And Benefits.

Dental Veneers: Types, Procedure And Benefits.

August 1, 2021

Teeth veneer placement is one of the commonest cosmetic procedures done, and images of veneers before and after a wonderful transformation of one’s entire smile, and assures one of having a full set of beautiful teeth.

Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells are attached to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance and are permanently bonded to the teeth, made mostly out of porcelain or resin materials. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.

Anyone get veneer treatment, children or adult, male or female, or whether you have large teeth or small teeth.

Types Of Veneers.

Porcelain Veneers

These are often the veneers of choice for patients who want to make small alterations to their teeth or change the tooth shape, size, and color.  They’re thinner compared to other veneers.

Ceramic Veneers

Ceramic veneers are one of the most popular types of veneers used and are generally considered an excellent choice for many patients due to their: Natural appearance, ability to mimic your natural teeth and, durability.

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers are favored by some patients because of their cost-effectiveness. They can also usually be placed in just one treatment, reducing your need for numerous dental visits.

Lumineer Veneers

They are a special type, are thinner, cheaper, and faster to apply.

The Dental Veneer Procedure: What Entails?

To get a dental veneer usually requires about three trips to the dentist wherein you get one for a consultation and two to make and apply the veneers. One tooth or many teeth can undergo the veneering process at the same time.

This whole process could take up to 4 weeks.

Diagnosis and treatment planning.

During this appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth to make sure dental veneers are right for you and discuss the procedure and some of its limits.

Preparation

To prepare a tooth for a veneer, your dentist will reshape the tooth surface, which is an amount nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added to the tooth surface, and next, he/she will make a model, or impression, of your tooth and then sent out to a dental laboratory, which makes your veneer. This process usually takes 2-4 weeks. Temporary dental veneers are used during this time.

Bonding

The dentist will place the veneer on your tooth to examine its fit and color, repeatedly removing and trimming the veneer to achieve the proper fit, before permanently cementing it to your tooth. Next, to prepare your tooth to receive the veneer, your tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched. Etching roughens the tooth to allow for a strong bonding process. The final steps involve removing any excess cement, checking your bite, and making any needed adjustments.

Benefits Of Getting Porcelain Veneers.

  1. Misshapen Teeth

Sometimes people get a tooth that is small or oddly shaped. One common cause of this is retained baby teeth, which just look too small when surrounded by full-size adult teeth. Hence, veneers are a perfect fit for those who have small teeth.

  1. Worn Teeth

Porcelain veneers help rebuild your damaged teeth to look sparkly and healthy again. Porcelain veneers can hide chips, cracks, and gum recession.

  1. Tooth Trauma

Porcelain veneers give the most attractive and longest-lasting results aside from dental crowns which are overkill in these types of situations. And as most veneers last at least 15 years, you won’t have to worry about your tooth trauma for a long time.

  1. Stained or Eroded Teeth

Teeth don’t just wear on the top; they can be eroded on all sides by acids in your diet or that are present in your mouth because of vomiting or reflux disease (GERD). This can make your teeth look discolored as the thin enamel begins to expose the darker dentin. Porcelain veneers can cover teeth that are eroded this way, giving you a smile that is not only whiter but stays white for longer as stain-resistant porcelain veneers can look attractive for a decade or more.