Dental Veneers for a Smile Makeover
Posted by Julita S. Patil on Aug 13 2021, 11:03 AM
Dental veneers are custom-fitted, wafer-thin shells fixed on the front of the teeth. They are an aesthetic dental treatment that enhances the appearance of the person by hiding the stained, chipped, and broken tooth. It also helps to cover the gaps between the teeth. It helps in giving patients a smile makeover.
Two Types of Dental Veneers
- Porcelain veneers:Porcelain is the strongest and most durable material for veneers. It is a permanent solution that can stay on for up to 20 years without damage. They do not harm the gums or the surrounding teeth. Porcelain veneers blend with the color of the teeth. It does not get stained, which is a significant advantage of using the material as a veneer.
- Resin-based composite veneers:It is made of composite resin, which can stay on for up to 5 to 7 years. These veneers can be easily repaired if they crack or break. There are chances that they may get stained over time. Resin-based composite veneers are affordable for most people and can also be done quickly.
The Procedure of Treatment
- Porcelain veneers:The patient has to undergo a preliminary dental check-up which includes an X-ray to determine the dental condition. A portion of the tooth enamel is then ground off so that the veneer can be fixed onto the teeth. The impression of the teeth is taken to create the tooth mold, which is later sent to the laboratory where the veneer is fabricated. A temporary veneer needs to be used until the porcelain veneer is ready. When ready, the veneer is bonded to the teeth, which completes the procedure.
- Resin-based composite veneers: After the dental checkup, the dentist reshapes the patient's tooth after cleaning it. The tooth is prepared for the process, after which the composite resin is bonded and made according to the shape and color of the existing teeth. Light is used to dry and fix the material onto the tooth. It is polished to give it a natural look.
Dental Veneers are the best remedy to enhance one’s smile and boost self-esteem and confidence. They can be maintained for a more extended period if proper aftercare is provided as per the dentist's instructions.
At Julita S. Patil, DDS Inc, experienced dentists provide all information regarding various dental treatments and which suits the best for your condition. Visit the dentistry at Concord, CA, by booking an appointment at (925) 689-2585.