veneers, why is it so important for you? Well
that’s maybe cause you have either one or two of the following conditions
- Teeth that are discolored -- either because of root
canal treatment; stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or
other causes; or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the
- Teeth that are worn down
- Teeth that are chipped or broken
- Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly
shaped (for example, have craters or bulges in them)
- Teeth with gaps between them (to close the space
between these teeth)
But before you go for a veneer treatment
you may want to know what is dental veneer, right?
dental veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth, veneers improve
the aesthetics of a smile and/or protect the tooth's surface from damage. There
are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental
Now you know what is dental veneers, But is
this the option for you? How to know?
Don’t worry if you are confused, we will help
you to decide. Let's look at the advantages and disadvantages, yeah, you
thought there's no disadvantage? No way, it’s against Newton's 3rd law, for
action there’s a reaction
Don’t worry, once you understand advantages
and disadvantages you can choose whether to go for it or not,
Veneers offer the
- They provide a natural tooth appearance.
- Gum tissue tolerates
- Porcelain veneers are
- The color of a
porcelain veneer can be selected such that it makes dark teeth appear whiter.
- Veneers offer a
conservative approach to changing a tooth's color and shape
- veneers generally
don't require the extensive shaping prior to the procedure that crowns do, yet
offer a stronger, more aesthetic alternative.
What Are the Disadvantages
of Dental Veneers?
- The process is not reversible.
- Veneers are more
costly than composite resin bonding.
- Veneers are usually
not repairable should they chip or crack.
- Because enamel has been
removed, your tooth may become more sensitive to hot and cold foods and
- Veneers may not
exactly match the color of your other teeth. Also, the veneer's color cannot be
altered once in place.
- If you plan on
whitening your teeth, you need to do so before getting veneers.
- Though not likely,
veneers can dislodge and fall off. To minimize the chance of this occurring, do
not bite your nails; chew on pencils, ice, or other hard objects; or otherwise
put excessive pressure on your teeth.
- Teeth with veneers
can still experience decay, possibly necessitating full coverage
of the tooth with a crown.
- Veneers are not a
good choice for individuals with unhealthy teeth (for example, those with decay
or active gum disease), weakened teeth (as a result of decay, fracture, large
dental fillings), or for those who have an inadequate amount of existing enamel
on the tooth surface.
Individuals who clench and
grind their teeth are poor candidates for porcelain veneers, as these
activities can cause the veneers to crack or chip.
Wow that’s little too much reading. But
knowledge about the treatment you are about to get will help you when you visit
our clinic. If you wanna know what are the procedures you have to undergo
please read along.
How dental veneers
- Diagnosis and
treatment planning:- this is where our team of
doctors study your case and create well organised and acuratel treatment
- Preparation :- Preparing a tooth for receiving veneer is so
minimal and conservative, the thickness reduces for the tooth will be the
thickness of the veneer. Our team will provide you a temporary veneer to wear
till we receive the permanent veneer from the dental laboratory.
- Bonding:- A special
cement is applied to the veneer and the veneer is then placed on your tooth.
Once properly position on the tooth, your dentist will apply a special light
beam to the dental veneer, which activates chemicals in the cement, causing it
to harden or cure very quickly.
That's it, you got
your problem solved. Our team will ask you to return for a follow-up visit in a
couple of weeks. To make sure you are brushing twice and also the condition of
the veneers. :)