Dental veneers are tooth cover that used to improve the appearance of tooth by giving perfect, colour and size to the tooth. Dental veneers are made of porcelain or resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains more than resin veneers. Resin veneers are thinner and that requires removal of lees tooth surface before placement.
- When teeth are discoloured because of drugs, root canal treatment or stain.
- If teeth are chipped.
- When the teeth are misaligned or irregularly shaped.
- Teeth with gap.
The dentist will remove about 1/2 millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, which nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added to the tooth surface. The dentist will make a model or impression of the tooth. This model is sent out to a dental laboratory, which constructs veneer. It usually takes 1-2 weeks for your dentist to receive the veneers back from the laboratory. The dentist checks the colour match of teeth and veneer before placing it into tooth.
Then remove and trim the veneer as needed to achieve the proper fit; the veneer color can be adjusted with the shade of cement to be used. Then tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched which roughens the tooth to allow for a strong bonding process. A special cement is applied to the veneer and the veneer is then placed on the tooth. Once veneer position on the tooth, the dentist will apply a special light beam to the dental veneer, which activates chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden. The final steps involve removing any excess cement.
Advantages of dental veneers
- They will give the natural appearance of teeth.
- Porcelain veneers can prevent stains.
- Give perfect shape, size and colour of teeth.
Disadvantages of dental veneers
- It is a costly process.
- The procedure not reversible.
- Cannot repair when it breaks.
- Do not give an exact match to the teeth colour.
Cost of dental veneers depends on the material used to make veneer, the number of teeth requiring veneers etc.
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