Dental Veneers

Have you ever had a chipped tooth, a stained tooth or a need to give perfection to your teeth? Dental veneers serve these needs. Veneers surgery can be ideal if you wish to have a straighter, more vibrant, and a broader smile. In addition, dental veneers help your daily routine. After a veneer placement, you can return to feeding as before and return to your daily activities.

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are customized thin shells that help to cover teeth surfaces and give finer appearances to teeth. Dental veneers are everyday dentistry cosmetics that serve different teeth concerns, including covering up teeth stains, filling chipped tooth parts, and concealing cracks and spaces between teeth. Dental veneers fit the needs of a user and increasingly, patients are finding veneers beneficial. In making dental veneers, technicians involved in cosmetic dentistry use dental materials to create high-quality shells with a tooth-like color. Using a dental veneer may involve getting one customized veneer or six or more veneers when one desires dental symmetry.

Types of Veneers

There are different types of dental veneers. Some of the veneer types are below.

• Porcelain veneers

These veneers improve tooth appearance by covering the frontal surfaces of the tooth. They are customized to fit the tooth imperfection intended for but require that the tooth enamel undergoes roughening to fix the veneer in place.

• Composite veneers

These veneers are made from composite resin materials and can be fixed in a visit to the dentist. They are less expensive, easy to set and easy to damage.

• No-prep veneers

These veneers are similar to minimal prep veneers because they require less tooth roughening and minor enamel removal. In addition, fixing these veneers takes a short period since fitting them is possible in a single visit to the dentist. Although no-prep veneers are custom-made for dental needs, they are only suitable for some dental concerns. In determining the veneer that is best for you, you’ll make some considerations. Considerations include the longevity of the veneers, physical appeal, cost, duration of veneer placement, and recommendations from the dentist.

Are Dental Veneers Permanent?

Removable veneers are some of the latest types, and only a few dental veneers are removable. Removable veneers are also reversible veneers, snap-on veneers and pop-on veneers. While removable veneers are easy to remove, they may cause speech difficulty and make eating difficult. Because removable veneers are only becoming widespread, confirm if the removable veneer is safe and suitable for your use.

When dental veneers are non-reversible, they are called permanent veneers. Most dental veneers today are permanent veneers. They are permanent because once the tooth gets roughened to hold the veneer in place, the tooth would look unappealing without the veneer. Although the procedure for fixing permanent veneers is irreversible, veneer replacement is sometimes required. Replacement occurs because, through years, the bond attaching the veneer to the natural tooth would weaken, and there would be a need for replacement.

Are Dental Veneers Beneficial?

Dental veneers are beneficial because they increase your confidence. Whether you have a chipped tooth, small-sized tooth, spaces between teeth, and tooth stains, dental veneers help to cover up for these defects. They also give the desired perfection to your teeth. Dental veneers blend with natural teeth because they have a lookalike color. They are easy to maintain because they don’t get stained like a natural tooth and do not require frequent replacement because they can last for 10 to 15 years.

Despite the many benefits of dental veneers, using dental veneers sometimes requires roughening your tooth surface. Roughening tooth surfaces helps to hold veneer coverings in place. When roughening a tooth surface, some portion of the enamel gets lost from the natural teeth. Sometimes, losing some part of the dental enamel increases the sensitivity of the teeth to cold and heat. In addition, a dental veneer may fall off if it is removable.

Having Your Dental Veneers

When you have an appointment with your dentist, your dentist tests your teeth defect to determine if you can use dental veneers. Dental veneers become an option when there is a level of oral health. For example, you cannot use dental veneers if you have gum disease or a dental cavity. If you can use veneers, the dentist will roughen your teeth and remove little enamel to hold the veneer.

Following teeth roughening, a dental technician will make an impression of your teeth. The teeth impression is pivotal to creating a customized veneer. Creating customized dental veneers can take weeks. In a few instances, the dentist can fix temporary veneers until the customized veneer is done. When the veneer is complete, the dentist will examine its color and shape to ensure it fits you. Then, the suitable veneer sort will be set using dental cement.

If you do not feel confident with your bite, report your observations to your dentist so that there are necessary adjustments. After you have your veneers on, it may take a few days to get used to them. Ensure that you wear a mouth guard when you do an activity and play a sport that can cause mouth injury.

How to Maintain your Dental Veneers

Using dental veneers for years requires proper maintenance and care. Maintaining a healthy veneer is essential because, without reasonable care, a tooth beneath the veneer shell can begin to decay. To care for a tooth beneath the veneer shell, you should floss once daily and clean the teeth regularly. In cleaning the teeth, use a toothbrush with soft bristles and fluoride toothpaste to brush twice daily. Every day, an antibacterial mouthwash should be used to wash the mouth. Also, the teeth should be used for something other than as a tool for opening corks and untying packages. Finally, examine your teeth with your dentist at least twice a year.

We Can Help You

If you have a tooth situation that you’ll love to improve, having dental veneers may be your way out. Contact us at the Clarkson dentist to discuss your dental concerns. Before you undergo treatment, consult our dentist to know if a dental veneer is a solution to your dental need. If you have dental veneers already and want to change the color and shape of your veneers, discuss your veneer challenges with our dentist in Clarkson. Our dental team will support you throughout the process and produce satisfactory results.