Dental Veneers For Your Teeth: All You Need To Know
WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE BEFORE- Working in the office surrounded by colleagues or on a first date, realizing that our stained/chipped teeth are far from throwing a warm smile. Even when everything else is running smoothly, uneven teeth are enough to ruin your self-esteem.
Dental veneers treatment are the solution that dentists place on the teeth front to improve the overall appearance. It can hide your chipped, stained and uneven teeth.
Before proceeding with dental veneer, it’s worth understanding what it is, types of veneer, procedures etc.
What Are Dental veneers?
Dental veneers are tooth-coloured, thin shells attached to the teeth’s front surface to improve their appearance. Dentists use high-quality materials like porcelain/tooth-coloured composite to create the veneers.
Not just improving the overall appearance of your teeth, dental veneers will be beneficial for a long-term solution, especially if your teeth are not responding to other treatments like dental braces, retainers etc.
During this process, a dentist will remove the enamel, a thin protective cover of your teeth. However, once the dentist places the veneers, you cannot remove the same.
What Are The Different Types Of Dental Veneers?
Mostly, dental veneers are made from porcelain or composite resin. Applying dental veneer on your tooth involves tooth structure grinding, which should pass enamel. It will allow for proper placement.
Your dentist may order a wax model based on your dental concern and the number of teeth involved. It will be helpful for you to get an insight into how the veneers would look.
The dentist will start by grinding down your teeth. Then he/she will make the impression of your teeth for mould creation. Once done, they will send the same to a lab for preparation.
Once the porcelain veneer is ready, your dentist will remove some enamel to place the tooth. Porcelain veneers have the same colours as natural teeth.
Composite Resin Veneers
Before proceeding with composite resin veneers, the dentist will etch your tooth surface. Then, he/she will apply a thin composite material layer to your tooth. Dentists may apply additional layers of composite material to help you get the intended look.
It is also known as snap-on veneers, covering your natural teeth to hide uneven/chipped/stained teeth. You can remove the veneers anytime, like retainers. These veneers can enhance your smile, but eating will be difficult.
Which Type Of Dental Veneer Would Be Best For You?
There are some key differences between porcelain veneers and resin-based composite veneers. It includes-
|1. These veneers are less expensive.
|1. These veneers are expensive
|2. It may not require the removal of teeth enamel
|2. Generally, it requires enamel removal
|3. It may need 1 appointment based on your dental condition.
|3. It may need 2-3 appointments.
|4. It may stain over time.
|4. It won’t stain over time.
|5. It may chip or break
|5. It is less likely to fracture or chip
|6. Easier to fix
|6. Difficult to fix
Based on your budget, preference and needs, you can choose between porcelain or resin-based composite veneers. You can visit your nearest dental clinic to discuss this with the dentist. He/she would help you decide the best veneer for your teeth.
Benefits Of Dental Veneers
Here are some advantages of dental veneers compared to other dental procedures.
1. Prevents Discoloration
Dental veneers can resist discolouration better than enamel does. Therefore, you don’t need periodic whitening treatments to keep your smile pearly white. On top of that, being extra careful while eating and drinking would help you preserve your dental aesthetics in the coming years.
2. Feels Natural
As veneers are custom-made for each patient, they will fit your natural teeth perfectly. Once the dentist attaches the veneers to your teeth, they will also sculpt them. Therefore, it will look and feel natural.
3. Covers Chips/Gaps/Cracks
If your teeth have imperfections like chips/gaps/cracks, dental veneers will help them to cover them. It will last longer compared to other treatments. However, porcelain veneers are more durable than resin-based composite materials. It may not require periodic touch-ups in the coming years.
4. Doesn’t Require Special Maintenance
One of the major advantages of dental veneers is it doesn’t need any extra care. You must follow regular brushing and flossing routines to keep them in good shape. Dental veneers are non-porous, so they can better resist damage and stains than your normal teeth.
5. Requires Less Enamel Removal
Dental veneers need a negligible amount of enamel removed from your natural tooth. Rest assured that your teeth won’t be vulnerable to decay and sensitivity. On the other hand, crowns and bridges may cover all or more teeth.
How Much Do Veneers Cost In Dubai?
Dental veneers are priced based on the number of teeth a person needs to cover. Also, the person's expertise also matters when it comes to the cost part.
Porcelain veneers cost in Dubai may range in between 1000-2,500 AED (per tooth) and composite veneers cost in Dubai may range between 600 AED to 1500 AED (per tooth) approximately.
Aftercare -Dental Veneers Treatment
Once the dental veneers are placed, the dentist may check them in a follow-up appointment. He/she will ensure the wearer's veneers are in place and comfortable. If you feel uncomfortable, you can also ask your dentist to check the same.
The dentist may advise avoiding-
- Biting the nails
- Biting hard objects
- Chewing hard foods
- Opening packets with the teeth
You may notice rough patches on the veneers as your dentist will leave extra bonding material on dental veneers. It will improve over time. However, if you don’t see an improvement, you can consult with a dentist.
Proper brushing and flossing allow your veneer to last for a long time. However, it is advised to follow your dentist's dental care routine.
We’re prepared to alter your teeth appearance
Another essential part of replacing damaged teeth is knowing where to go for help! Just call us if you’d like to know how Magnum Clinic’s dentists can help you. We believe preparation is the key that will help you to eliminate any untoward dental situation!