Dental veneers are sometimes called dental porcelain laminates or the porcelain veneers. They are wafer thin and custom-made shells that are designed to resemble the natural teeth and are placed on the front part of the tooth in order to enhance the individual’s appearance. These veneers usually change the size, shape, length, and colour of the teeth since they are paced in the front region. Dental veneers are usually made from resin composite or porcelain material. The porcelain veneers stains better thus will mimic the reflecting light property of the natural teeth. The resin veneers are usually thin, and before they are placed, some part of the teeth has to be removed. You will need to discuss with your dentist about the most suitable type of the veneer that you should use.
Types of Problems That Dental Veneers Can Fix
1. Teeth Discoloration
The teeth can discolour due to root canal treatment. The stains caused by tetracycline and other drugs, beverages such as red wine, excessive fluoride, discolouration caused by large resin filling or any other cause can be fixed by the veneers.
2. Worn down teeth.
3. Brocken or chipped teeth.
4. Uneven, misaligned or irregularly shaped teeth for instant those which have bulges or craters on them.
The Process of Getting Dental Veneers
Getting a dental veneer normally needs three visits to the dentist. The first is to consult with the dentist then the rest are to make and to apply the veneer. An individual can simultaneously undergo a veneering process for one of more teeth. The process will involve:
1. Diagnosis And Having A Treatment Plan
You will have to explain to your dentist about your condition and tell him or her the kind of results that you wish to achieve. During consultation stage, your dentist should examine your teeth to see if you can have the veneer placed on your teeth. The dentist should then discuss with you the procedures you should expect and give you their advantages and the disadvantages. The dentist could also take an x ray which will be used in making an impression for your teeth and mouth.
2. Preparation Procedure
Your dentist can remove a section of your teeth that is around 0.5 millimetre of the enamel surface in order to prepare for the placement of the veneer. Before your dentist trims off a section of your enamel, he or she will decide if there is need for using a local anaesthetic for numbing the region. The dentist will then make impression of your tooth or teeth. This impression will then be sent to a dental laboratory to make your dental veneer. Temporally dental veneers can also be placed for the very unsightly teeth at an additional cost.
3. Teeth Bonding
Your dentist will temporarily place the dental veneer on your teeth to see its colour and if it fits well before he permanently cements it on your teeth. The colour of the veneer may be adjusted considering the shade of cement being used. To prepare your teeth to get the veneer, it will be cleaned thoroughly, polished, and then etched with roughness in order to give a strong framework for the bonding process. A specific kind of cement will then be used in the placement of the veneer. After the veneer is placed properly, the dentist will then apply a special kind of beam that will activate the chemicals present in the cement to enhance its healing process and make it stronger.
The dentist will then remove any excess cement from the teeth and check your bite. He or she will then make final adjustments if need be. Your dentist could also ask you for several appointments after the placement for him to check the response of your gums to the veneer and also to examine the placement of the veneer.
Advantages of Using Dental Veneers
• Dental veneers offers a natural appearance to the teeth.
• The gum tissues normally tolerates the porcelain well.
• The porcelain veneers are usually stain resistant.
• A dentist can choose the colour of the veneers to a patient in such a way that their darker teeth will appear to be white.
• Dental veneers give a nice approach in changing the tooth shape and colour. Veneers do not need the extensive shaping as compared to the crowns yet they offer a more anaesthetic and stronger alternative.
Care Needed For the Veneers
There is no special care needed for the dental veneers. An individual should have good oral hygiene practices such as flossing, brushing twice daily, and rinsing the mouth with the antiseptic mouthwash. Although porcelain are resistant to stains, your dentist could advise not to take foods that easily stain the teeth such as the coffee.