A dental veneer is a thin layer of composite material or dental porcelain bonded to the surface of a tooth
DO I NEED DENTAL VENEERS?
If you want to change your smile and have below mentioned problems, then you need dental veneers treatment
- Tooth Color – Yellowing and staining of the teeth is a result of aging and certain food and diet. While routine teeth whitening can improve stained teeth, other cases may call for dental veneers, lumineersor.
- Teeth Alignment – This can be corrected through orthodontic procedures like Invisalign. Some may also be improved with veneers and take less time than orthodontic treatment.
- Spacing – Patients with gaps in between their teeth are candidates for dental bonding, veneers and a number of other cosmetic dentistry solutions.
- Chipped, Cracked, or Uneven Teeth can be bonded with porcelain veneers for an improved appearance. A gummy smile can be re-contoured by crown lengthening to help improve the overall look of the smile.
- Tooth Length – A smile designing treatment for shorter teeth may include tooth reshaping with composite bonding or porcelain veneers
- Tooth Proportions – A balanced smile gives the appearance of golden proportion and good oral health. A smile makeover will give you a beautifully balanced and natural looking smile.
SHOULD I GO FOR DENTAL VENEERS?/CONTRAINDICATIONS
• If little or no enamel is present, full crown should be considered.
• Certain tooth-to-tooth habits like bruxing or clenching, or other para-functional habits such as pencil chewing or ice crushing.
• Teeth that exhibit severe crowding.
• Certain types of occlusal problems such as Class III & end-to-end bites
WHAT ARE DIFFENT TYPES OF VENEERS?
There are 3 types of dental veneers- porcelain veneers, lumineers,composite veneers.
conventional porcelain veneer
A conventional porcelain veneer is a thin piece of porcelain that is bonded to the front of a tooth. Porcelain is a durable, translucent, strong, natural-looking, and beautiful material
In most cases, Conventional Porcelain Veneers will create the most beautiful results, and are thus the most common type of veneer used
Lumineers are made from a special patented cerinate porcelain that is very strong but much thinner than traditional laboratory-fabricated veneers. Their thickness is comparable to contact lenses.
• Lumineers can be placed on the teeth without removal of the tooth structure.
• Patients can receive their veneers quickly, usually within two weeks from the date that the impressions are made.
• Lumineers bond directly to the tooth, making the bond very strong. They are also very long-lasting- up to twenty years or longer.
• Lumineers are a reversible procedure.
Composite resin veneers
Are indicated for the restoration of localized defects or areas of intrinsic discoloration
One visit procedure,Less expensive,Repair potential,Chair-side control of the anatomy,Minimal irreversible loss of tooth structure.
Tend to discolor,Wear out quickly,Marginal staining,Shade matching difficulty,Often require repair and replacement