• Porcelain laminate veneers
• Composite Veneers
Get Your Smile Back With Dental Veneers
A chipped, broken, discoloured, or yellow teeth in the front row is always a factor that negatively affects confidence and lifestyle. It can change the way we talk, smile, eat, and hold up our face.
Home bleaching or In-Office bleaching by your dentist can make it white again, but the result will be temporary, and your teeth can become stained again. If you're looking for a more comfortable and effective way to whiten your teeth or fix your broken teeth and brighten your smile, dental veneers will be the right option for you.
What is Dental veneer?
A dental veneer, also known as porcelain laminates, is a thin layer of porcelain that is designed to fit over the front surface of a tooth. This method is applicable for correcting a single discoloured tooth or all the visible front teeth if needed. A dental veneer can make a chipped tooth look whole again.
Most natural-looking veneers are made of porcelain, and it can improve the colour, shape, size, and position of your teeth. However, there are natural coloured composite materials that are more economical but can get stained in the long run unlike the porcelain laminates.
This method can also be used to cover small gaps between teeth and correct the misaligned or irregular teeth when patient wants immediate results and does not opt for dental braces.
What Are the Advantages of Dental Veneers?
• Removes teeth stains and regain the natural colour
• Correcting crooked or uneven teeth
• Treating teeth that are chipped, worn or ground
• Treating old, discoloured bonding that needs to be replaced
• Restoring the beautiful and confident smile
• Easy to maintain
How dental veneer works?
Treatment using dental veneers vary depending on the desired outcome, and the materials used for treatment. If you are looking for a change in the teeth colour, the procedure will be more simple and can be completed in two or three stages. Complex procedures such as correcting misaligned teeth or covering a broken tooth will require more steps to ensure you get the exact results you desired.
How are teeth prepared for a veneer?
During the process, your dentist may remove a small amount of tooth enamel, to make sure that the veneer is bonded permanently on the surface of the teeth. The amount of enamel removed will be equal to the thickness of the veneer used. This is to make sure that the tooth stays in the same size. The ideal thickness for porcelain veneers is between 0.3 mm to 0.5 mm in the cervical, 0.7 mm in the midbody, and less than 1.5 mm at the incisal edge.
How to take care of your new smile?
• Use a quality toothbrush and change it regularly
• Floss every day
• Rinse using a mouthwash
• If you love tea, coffee, and wine, be extra careful with your teeth cleaning. Composite dental veneers can stain more easily unlike porcelain veneers.
• Quit smoking as tobacco is another cause of tooth staining.
• Visit your dentist regularly for tooth cleaning.
Veneers are very popular among Hollywood stars and are called as “Hollywood smiles”. Componeers, Lumineers, Instasmile, Clip on veneers, Snap-on smiles are some of the Veneers readily available in the market, which can be directly cemented on to the teeth.
If you want to get rid of your broken or yellow teeth permanently, dental veneers are the option. A discussion with the experts of Smile and Glow can help you to choose the right procedure based on the look you want to achieve and how long you want the treatment to last.Authored By : Dr. S. Hemamalathi and Dr. K. S Senthil Kumar