What are Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin covering which is placed on the visible portion of your tooth. Veneers appear like your natural tooth and can be used for multiple dental problems which include stained and discolored teeth, misshaped or crooked teeth, worn or chipped teeth and uneven teeth or teeth having large gaps
Porcelain veneers are thin shell which is custom-made towards fitting your tooth. Some of the benefits of porcelain veneers include:
- These are durable and strong.
- They appear just like the natural tooth.
- They do not stain easily.
- Requires removal of less amount of enamel compared to dental crowns or caps.
Steps to place porcelain veneers:
The steps involved in placing porcelain veneers include:
- Preparing the teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from the tooth.
- Creating an impression of your teeth.
- Sending the impression to a professional lab for creating custom-made porcelain veneers.
- Placing the veneers on the teeth to check the shape and fitment.
- Making any additional changes or alterations, if required.
Composite resin veneers
Composite resin veneers are made using tooth-colored filling material which is bonded to the tooth. Some of the benefits of composite resin veneers include:
- Required removal of lesser amount of enamel compared to dental crowns and porcelain veneers.
- Treatment can be completed in a single visit.
- Composite resin veneers are much economical compared to porcelain veneers.
- Can be easily fixed in case they get damaged
Before you get veneers
Composite resin veneer treatment is not suitable for every candidate. Here are some pre-required conditions which you need to meet for being suitable for a composite resin veneer treatment.
- You need to have healthy teeth and gums. Your dentist needs to treat any cavity or disease before placing the composite resin veneer.
- Composite resin veneers are not suitable for people who have a habit of grinding or clenching their teeth.
- Composite resin veneers can get loose and might require replacement
After you get veneers
You need to take the following steps towards taking care of your composite resin veneers:
- You need to avoid biting your fingernails, clenching and grinding your teeth as composite resin veneer can chip or break under pressure.
- You might require some time to get used to your composite resin veneers.
- You need to maintain a proper dental hygiene post your veneer treatment.
To know more about dental veneers, schedule a consultation with Complete Dental Care and our team will be happy to assist you.