What are Veneers
Dental or porcelain veneers are insubstantially thin coatings applied over teeth to improve the overall look of an individual. The lamination, usually made of porcelain or resin composite materials, not only takes care of any discolouring that your teeth might have suffered but also masks flaws related to shape or size of the teeth.
Porcelain lamination, insofar it resists stains better and shines quite like natural teeth, are considered superior to resin composites. Do note, however, that resin composites require less impingement upon the tooth. The decision on porcelain or resin composites should only be made after consulting your dentist. Who should opt for a porcelain veneer refit?
Why should I get Porcelain Veneers Treatments?
You should consider getting a porcelain laminate if:
- Your teeth has suffered any discolouration.
- If you have uneven or misshapen teeth or both.
- If you have chipped or broken teeth.
- If there are large gaps between your teeth.
Why should you opt for a porcelain veneer procedure? For starters, porcelain veneers are impressively effective in improving an individual’s overall look, they imitate the look of natural teeth flawlessly. They are also stain resistant. In addition, gum tissues are receptive to porcelain veneers. The good news for people considering this procedure is that they don’t need any special care regimen for their dental veneer. Simply following good oral care practices is all one needs to do for the veneer to last their entire shelf life. However, there are certain drawbacks involved as well that one should be aware of before committing to this procedure.
To begin with, as your teeth loses its enamel coating as a result of this procedure, they become more sensitive to hot and cold foods. This procedure is also irreversible, costlier than resin composites, and not liable to be mended in the event they chip away. Porcelain veneers are also susceptible to falling off if subjected to excess pressure from chewing or biting hard objects like metal, solid wood, ice etcetera. People who are habitually prone to clenching or grinding their teeth are also not a good candidate for this procedure.
What does the procedure involve?
Initially, your dentist will carry out an appraisal of your case for getting a veneer. He or she will also likely suggest you whether porcelain veneer is the best fit for your case. Once your dentist decides to proceed with a porcelain veneer, he or she would normally take an impression of your teeth through the aid of X-ray imagery. This will be followed by removing the enamel coat on your teeth for its eventual replacement with the veneer. This procedure is typically carried out after subjecting the individual to a local anaesthetic.
Once your teeth impression are taken and model veneer prepared, the dentist will temporarily solder them onto your teeth. Your dentist will check the veneer for its fit, colour, and general appearance during this temporary soldering process. Once the testing is completed, your veneer will attached through the aid of a special beam.
How long do Veneers it last?
Typically veneers tend to last for 5 to 10 years.
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