Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers are custom-made fittings manufactured to cover up teeth problems, including discoloration, stains, scratches, chips, decay, crookedness and other damages.

Dental veneers are a long-term cosmetic solution to teeth problems which are used to enhance the appearance of a person’s smile. They help to improve teeth’s color, provide natural-looking tooth shapes, minimize gaps, as well as hide teeth damages.

A Brighter Smile is Just a Few Porcelain Veneers Away

An attractive, natural-looking smile is achieved with veneers, which are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-coloured materials.

The two most common materials used to create dental veneers are resin and porcelain. Resin veneers are used just in few special cases, where a less hardness of the material is needed. Porcelain veneers are brittle, but they can become tough and durable when bonded to teeth with resin cement, transforming your teeth into a natural-looking smile.

The Porcelain Veneers are a non-surgical procedure that permanently alters your dental size, shape, and color. It is an instant smile transformation within 2-3 appointments. One of the great benefits of dental veneers is that they are custom-made for each patient, and they are made of a high-quality dental porcelain, which provides the natural look and makes it nearly very difficult to distinguish the veneer from a natural tooth.

Why Do People Need Dental Veneers?

 The following are some common reasons people get dental veneers:

  • People who are unhappy with the length, color, or size of their teeth.
  • People who have teeth that have been damaged for instance by an accident, including cracked, chipped, and broken teeth.
  • People who have damaged teeth caused by teeth grinding, erosion, and other habits.

How Are Veneers Placed on Teeth?

In general, veneer placement consists of the following steps:

  • The dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from the front and sides of the teeth to make room for the veneer.
  • The dentist makes an impression (a mold) or scans the teeth with a digital scanner (digital Impression).
  • The dentist and patient will decide on a veneer shade and shape that best matches the patient’s smile so that the veneer looks natural.
  • The dentist will send the tooth impression to a dental lab that custom-makes the veneer to fit just right. This step can take few days, meanwhile the dentist will cover the teeth with temporary veneers.
  • The dentist will remove the temporary veneers and place the permanent veneers, he will check that the veneers are perfectly fit and look natural.

Veneers Aftercare:

To get the best expected results from Veneers treatment and make them last longer, it is very important to do the needed aftercare steps including; practicing a perfect oral hygiene at home and reducing coffee and tea consumption as well as other food items that can cause stained teeth.

Smile Makeovers

Smile Makeovers are performed by dental professionals for patients who need to rebuild the natural beauty, health, and function of their smile. Many procedures may be used to enhance the beauty of your smile, such as teeth whitening, composite bonding, veneers, crowns, and onlays.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

One of the advantages of porcelain veneers is that they can last for several years if they properly taken care of and maintained.

Not every patient is the right candidate for veneers. The veneer preparation should be planned very carefully in consideration of the real need for the veneers, the bite situation of the patient, and the need to extend the veneer preparation to accommodate the existing fillings on the tooth.

Many people think that porcelain veneers will get stained and ugly quickly, but that's not true. Porcelain veneers are actually very stain resistant. As long as they are done correctly, they have a glossy coating that keeps staining molecules from penetrating the veneer, as opposed to teeth that have pores where stains can enter.

Absolutely not. Flossing your teeth, including your veneers, is an important part of maintaining your smile. Cosmetic dentistry restorations like veneers need to be cleaned daily; if they are not flossed, the treatment may fail prematurely.

No! Most patients report no pain or discomfort at all during treatment. This is because the procedure is minimally-invasive. The only preparation required for veneers is the removal of a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. Unless the tooth has already a filling on the side or inside space, which usually makes a different preparation of the tooth necessary and this will be discussed with the patient in advance.

This layer of enamel is equal in thickness to the veneer, so it’s removed to ensure a seamless fit. This can be done under a local anaesthetic, and the layer of enamel is so thin that there is no pain for the patient. There is in some cases a small amount of sensitivity, which disappears a few days after veneers are fixed.

Veneers cost varies according to factors like how many veneers are used, what type of material is used, and whether or not it is a complicated case.

Some patients may only need four veneers, while others may want a smile makeover consisting of more veneers to be designed by a cosmetic dentist.

When it comes to improving the appearance of your teeth and feeling more confident, porcelain veneers are the solution. Smile makeover treatment or veneers can greatly enhance confidence.

To know if you are a candidate for veneers, it is best to be examined by a professional cosmetic dentist. They will look into the details of your oral health and determine your own unique treatment plan that is most suitable.

Veneers need to be cared for the same way as natural teeth. You should have good oral hygiene and follow a healthy dental routine. This includes brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing once daily, and visiting your dentist regularly. If you grind your teeth, your dentist may suggest a nightguard to avoid damage to your veneers.