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What are Dental Veneers ?
What are Dental Veneers ?
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What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are custom-made shells that perfectly fit on your teeth to improve the overall appearance of your smile. These wafer-thin materials are designed to look as natural as your actual teeth and are bonded to the front of your real teeth to change their shape, size, color, or length.

There are various types of dental veneers that are differed by the materials they are made from—porcelain or resin composite. Porcelain veneers are more stain-proof than resin veneers and are more natural-looking. Resin veneers, on the other hand, have a thinner build and require shaving of the tooth’s surface before the attachment.

Indications of dental veneers

Dental Veneers are commonly used to fix the following dental problems.

  1. Discoloured Teeth — either because of Root Canal Treatment; stains from drugs, excessive fluoride; or the presence of large fillings that have discolored the tooth
  2. Worn teeth
  3. Broken or chipped teeth
  4. Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth
  5. Gaps between teeth (to close the space between these teeth)
  6. Fractured teeth

Contraindications of Dental Veneers

  1. Patients with bruxism or parafunctional habits.
  2. Pathology of bite/occlusion.

Advantages of dental veneers

  1. Restoration of natural colour, shape and transparency of teeth.
  2. Provide natural tooth appearance.
  3. More conservative as compared to dental crowns.
  4. Hygienic properties of porcelain material.
    1. Gum tolerates porcelain well.
    2. Porcelain veneers are stain resistant
  5. Good fixation of dental veneers to teeth due to the adhesive system used.

Disadvantages of dental veneers

  1. More expensive than normal tooth restoration/filling.
  2. More time is needed for this dental treatment as compared to direct restorations/fillings.
  3. The process is not reversible.
  4. Because enamel has been removed, teeth may become sensitive to hot and cold foods and beverages.
  5. Veneers might dislodge.
  6. Teeth with dental veneers can still experience dental decay/caries.

What is the procedure for getting a dental veneer?

One tooth or many teeth can simultaneously undergo the veneering process described below.

  1. Diagnosis and treatment planning.
    • During this appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth to make sure dental veneers are appropriate for you.
    • X-rays and impressions of your mouth might be needed.
  2. Teeth Preparation.
  • Dentist will remove about 1-2 millimeters of enamel from the tooth surface. This space will be occupied by dental veneer later.
  • Next, your dentist will make an impression of your tooth.
  • Then, for very unsightly teeth, temporary dental veneers can be placed.
  1. Bonding/Cementation.
  • Before the dental veneer is permanently cemented to your tooth, dentist will temporarily place it on your tooth to examine its fit and color.
  • Veneer is trimmed as needed to achieve the proper fit.
  • Your tooth will be prepared to receive the veneer.
  • A special Cement is applied to the veneer and the veneer is then placed on your tooth.

How long do dental veneers last?

Veneers generally last between 5 and 10 years. After this period, the dental veneers would need to be replaced.

Do dental veneers need special care?

Dental veneers do not need any special care. continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including teeth brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash as you normally would. Even though porcelain veneers resist stains, your dentist may recommend that you avoid stain-causing foods and beverages (for example, coffee, tea, or red wine).

Best dental clinic in Abu Dhabi

The dentists and orthodontists of Adam and Eve Specialized Medical Centre are licensed and highly trained to provide dental veneers to help our patients achieve their perfect smile. Consult our dentists today.