Why choose dental veneers?
Dental veneers are almost transparent, made of extremely thin porcelain or composite shields that are usually placed to literally decorate the front teeth. In this way, the shape, color and position of the teeth can be restored to look as natural as possible again. Also the gaps, the teeth worn and discolored and the teeth with irregular position can be restored (masked) by placing veneers. Even the color and shape of a tooth can be changed in this way.
Before proceeding with the placement of the veneers, we begin with an aesthetic analysis of your teeth and continue with an extensive dental examination to determine if your teeth are healthy enough. This result will determine the choice of porcelain or composite veneers. The placement of composite sheets takes less time.
In the case of porcelain veneers, a thin layer of enamel is removed from the tooth or an additional veneer is placed that makes grinding unnecessary.
Then a tooth mold is made, which will be used to make a porcelain veneer in a dental laboratory. This veneer will closely match the shape and size of the other teeth. Meanwhile, a temporary sheet is placed to replace the part that was removed. These will be used until the porcelain veneer is ready. At the next visit, the temporary veneer will be removed and the new porcelain veneer will be glued to the teeth.
Composite veneers are less expensive than porcelain. One of the biggest advantages of the use of composite veneers is that it is easily reversible. They can be removed and replaced as needed. The material is a mixture of plastic and glass fiber particles similar to the white fillings. However, the compound that is used for veneers is, from an aesthetic point of view, more advanced material.
In most cases, the teeth do not need to be crushed or shaved to obtain a natural and beautiful result. We discovered that the less shaved it is, the better the veneer will adhere to the enamel.
Improved color, shape and overall appearance of your teeth
In general terms, if the teeth are well cared for, the veneers can last up to 25 years. Whether it is a porcelain or composite veneer, the color, shape and overall appearance of your teeth will improve greatly.