Veneer is very commonly used in dentistry. It is a layer which is placed on the tooth to either improve the appearance of teeth or protect them from damage. The layer can be made from various materials. However, there are 2 types of material used to make a veneer layer which is composite veneers and dental veneers.
The composite veneers can be directly positioned in the mouth and afterwards can be bonded to the tooth using resin. However, the porcelain veneer can be fabricated only indirectly.
The second type of veneers which is dental veneer is also known as porcelain veneer or veneer laminates. These veneers are custom-made and thin like a wafer. The shells are made of tooth colour so that they can cover the surface of your teeth from the front. It will enhance the aesthetic appearance of your teeth. The shells will be fixed on the front side of teeth which will change the shape, length, colour as well as size of teeth.
Dental Veneers are made of either porcelain or resin material. It is to be noted that porcelain veneers can better resist the stains in comparison to the resin material. The porcelain material also mimics the natural teeth in the reflection of light. However, the dentist will only determine which type of veneer best suits your requirement.
Which problems does Dental Veneer solve?
Veneers are generally used for:
- Used to fix teeth which are discoloured because of either root canal
- Stained teeth from tetracycline or any other type of drugs
- Discoloration due to excess of fluoride
- Discolouration of teeth due to the large filling of resin.
- Teeth which have worn our
- Chipped teeth or broken teeth
- Misaligned Teeth
- Teeth that have gaps in between
A dental veneer process will require three visits for the procedure to get completed. The first visit will be for consultation, and the rest two will be to make the veneer and apply it on teeth. More than one tooth can get veneering done simultaneously.
The Advantages of Veneers are as follows:
- They offer a natural looking appearance to teeth
- Porcelain is well tolerated by gum tissues
- If the porcelain is chosen in a light colour, it can make dark teeth look white.
- The veneers require less shaping than crowns and offer more strength and aesthetic appeal.
Veneers mostly last for 5 to 10 years. After that, the veneers will need replacement with a new one. Generally, these veneers do not need special care. A routine of proper oral hygiene with flossing, rinsing and brushing will be enough along with antiseptic mouthwash. Though it is said that porcelain veneers do not stain but still one should avoid food which causes a stain. Beverages such as coffee and Tea should be avoided too.
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