Have you ever noticed that Hollywood actors and actresses seem to have straight, white and flawless teeth? Well, very often - some sort of dental work did take place 😉
These days, just about anyone can achieve this kind of smile with the right dental treatment plan & a skilled specialist.
Porcelain veneers are a great option in situations where the original teeth have poor shape, colour and contours.
Before signing up for a cosmetic procedure, be sure to consult with a professional or have a second opinion. Every person’s teeth are different and you need to have a personalized treatment plan before you undergo a procedure - as it can’t be undone.
ConfiDent® Facts The biggest misconception the general public has is that anyone can have veneers done. The answer is: not every patient is a good candidate and not every dentist has enough expertise to restore a tooth and give it a healthy durable prognosis.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are thin pieces of fabricated porcelain that will cover the teeth.
They are bonded to the front side of your teeth and thus will change the colour, shape, size or length of your teeth as per your planned & desired results.
Dentists use veneers to recreate the natural look of your teeth while providing strength and resilience similar to natural tooth enamel.
The most commonly used material for dental veneers is conventional porcelain.
Porcelain veneers generally resist stains (unlike the filling material that will change color with time) and look very natural under light reflection. Good quality veneers are meant to last for a very long time, usually anywhere from 10- to 20 years.
Are dental veneers right for me?
Dental veneers are an aesthetic procedure, which requires good planning.
You would want to consider before deciding if the procedure is right for you, or simply consult a specialist if you have any of the following concerns below:
Discoloured or stained teeth, caused by root canal treatment, tetracycline or other drugs, fluorosis, or the presence of large composite fillings that have discoloured the tooth
Chipped or broken teeth
Misaligned, irregularly shaped teeth that you do not wish to align
Gaps between teeth that you wish to close
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What is the procedure like?
The procedure of dental veneers usually requires two to three visits to the dentist, which include - consultation, preparation and placing of the veneers.
The consultation usually involves a clinical examination and making digital scans of your mouth and teeth. Importantly, let the dentist know your main concerns, so the desired results will be achieved if possible (should your anatomy allow it).
To prepare a tooth for a veneer, your dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from the tooth surface to addition of the thickness of the veneer.
The dentist will make an impression of the prepared tooth and send it to the laboratory for fabrication. A temporary veneer will be placed on the tooth in the meantime.
There are also other possible alternatives to dental veneers.
For instance, the tooth-coloured filling material is an option to repair the tooth. However, it may not work so well for broken tooth corners and may not look as aesthetically pleasing as veneers.
In some situations, porcelain crowns may be indicated, when teeth are severely broken or weakened by a large filling.
Nevertheless, it is important to seek treatment from an experienced dentist to ensure proper management of the situation and receive long-lasting healthy results.
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