What is Veneers?
A veneer is a “thin piece of porcelain/composite used to re-create the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel.” They are custom made to the contour of your teeth and are bonded to the tooth’s original enamel during a series of in-office procedures.
Indicatons for Veneer
- Spaces between teeth.
- Discolored teeth.
- Malpositioned or slightly crooked teeth.
- Odd shaped cracked or chipped teeth.
- Fractured teeth with a fair amount of tooth structure left.
- Teeth with multiple fillings
- Naturally dark teeth.
Advantages of Veneer
- Minimal tooth preparation.
- They look and feel completely natural.
- A beautiful result of Smile Makeover is achieved in just a few days,
- Can last for many years.
- Resistant to external staining.
- The most popular cosmetic dental treatments available today.
Disadvantages of Veneer
- The process is not reversible.
- More costly,
- Tooth may become more sensitive to hot and cold foods and beverages.
- May not exactly match the color of your other teeth.
- Teeth with veneers can still experience decay
- 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
- There 2 types of DENTAL VENEERS offered in our clinic:
- Direct (Composite Bonding)
- Indirect (Porcelain)
As for Several types of dental veneers in terms of their material.
Direct Composite Veneers
Direct composite veneers are a cheaper alternative to porcelain veeners. This veneer is also known as direct composite bonding. This type of veneers done in dental office, take only 1 visit.
Indirect Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain Veneers are coatings cured out of porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of a tooth. These veneers greatly enhance the look of your smile with as little discomfort as possible. These veneers are made to suit the patients individual needs. They provide a natural tooth appearance. Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well. Porcelain veneers are stain resistant. The color of a porcelain veneer can be selected such that it makes dark teeth appear whiter. Ceramic veneers take between 1-2 weeks to be made in both dental office and laboratory.
Brush and floss as you regularly do. Use non-abrasive toothpaste to help maintain the shine and gloss of your veneers. Normal diet will not harm your veneers. Avoid any shearing force on these teeth [like biting a sugarcane]. Regular check-ups will ensure your veneers are in excellent shape. Well maintained veneers should last you for many years and give you a long lasting and beautiful smile.