Cosmetic dentistry refers to the dental work that aims to improve esthetics. The primary aim of cosmetic dentistry is modifications of tooth color, shape, contour, size, volume, and positioning. This field of dentistry has helped us improve esthetics. It includes restorative procedures like adhesive composite restorations, veneers, alignment of teeth with braces, bridges, bleaching, and gum reshaping.
Veneering is a cosmetic dentistry procedure by which we can give you a smile makeover. Veneers are thin, custom-made tooth-colored materials that are bonded to the facial surface of the teeth to improve their appearance. With the help of veneers, we correct discrepancies in your teeth. Like, uneven or chipped surfaces, discolored, oddly shaped, and gaps. Veneers make a dramatic difference in a smile makeover.
Types of Veneers:
Dental veneers differ based on the material used to make a veneer. Each type has its advantages. The two types of dental veneers are:
- Porcelain veneers
- Composite veneers
Advantages of dental veneers:
Veneering is a conservative dental esthetic procedure. We take care that we have to lose minimal tooth structure during preparation. Through dental veneers, we can help you,
- Improves your overall dental hygiene
- Correct minor cosmetic dental discrepancies.
- Fix minor tooth alignment issues.
- Brighten your smile.
- Repair decayed teeth or fillings that have come loose.
- Replace old, unattractive dental treatments.
- Close gaps between teeth.
- Lengthen worn down teeth.
First, we will carry out an initial assessment, where we will hear out your expectations. After we carry out a thorough assessment of history, x-rays, and dental impressions, we will then make a final decision on the type of veneer most suitable for you. The veneers available are composite veneers and porcelain veneers.
After we are done with the planning phase of the procedure, we then prepare your teeth minimally, losing very little tooth structure in preparation. An impression-taking procedure is used to take another dental record. We send these records to the laboratory. A trained technician prepares your veneers in the laboratory, according to the tooth preparation and the desired color. We apply temporary veneers to your teeth to protect your prepared teeth from trauma. The temporaries will stay in place until they prepare your veneers in the laboratory. On a later date, we will bond the veneers, and Voila! Your smile makeover is done.
Suitable Candidate for veneers:
A suitable candidate for veneer is a patient who has good oral hygiene, has a healthy balanced diet, and is free of gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis.
Cosmetic dentistry involves safe and conservative procedures. Veneers help to improve the aesthetics and health of your smile for years to come. Porcelain veneers are strong, versatile, and natural-looking. They are perfect to cover tiny gaps between your teeth or fix broken teeth. With porcelain veneers, we can give you a brighter, whiter, and uniform smile make-over. While porcelain can bear heavy loads, in case part of the veneer gets chipped off or wears off, we may need to replace it completely, while composite veneers can be repaired.