types of dental veneer

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Veneers are a very convenient form of dental treatment. In veneer treatment, the dentist usually designs the veneer in a dental lab after which it is stuck onto the tooth for aesthetic purposes. Most of the time, veneers do not leave behind painful or discomforting aches as compared to other dental procedures. This makes veneer treatment the preferred method of dental treatment in most dental cases. you can get a wide variety of veneers. The dentist will help you select the most suitable kind before treatment can start.

When are they used?

When are they used

Tooth veneers can achieve a number of results:

Change tooth color

 Sometimes teeth can have a dull or yellowish color, whether naturally or due to lifestyle choices (smoking, coffee, wine, etc.). Tooth discoloration can also be the result of medical treatments (for example repeated high dose antibiotics as a child) or trauma which kills the nerves inside. Traditional whitening treatments may deliver unsatisfactory results in some cases, or a patient’s teeth may be too sensitive to proceed with whitening.

Alter the shape of teeth

 Teeth can be naturally too small or too short, causing you to be self-conscious about smiling. This technique allows you to remodel the shape of your smile and efficiently even out differences.

 Repair chipped teeth

 May people have small chips in their teeth which, although not medically problematic, they feel conscious of.

Improve alignment

People who want to straighten teeth without braces may consider dental veneers. They can be used to remove gaps and correct misaligned or irregular teeth. However, this treatment is not recommended for younger patients since it removes so much healthy enamel and can’t be reversed. In these cases, orthodontic treatment is preferable. Fortunately, the wide variety of braces available today means this needn’t involve an ugly ‘metal mouth’.

Repair damage caused by bruxism

 Patients who have suffered from bruxism in the past may have ground the enamel off their teeth. Applying porcelain covers not only restores the cosmetic appearance but protects teeth from sensitivity to hot and cold.

Dental veneer advantages

Dental veneer advantages
  • Provide beautiful and natural appearance
  • Gum tissue bears the proclaim well
  • Most veneers are stain resistant
  • The color of a veneer can be selected such that it makes dark teeth appear whiter
  • Dental veneer has conservative method for changing a tooth’s color and form because veneer generally don’t need the wide shaping prior to the procedure that crowns do, yet offer a stronger, more aesthetic alternative.

Dental veneer types

Dental veneer types

Many people don’t realize that there are a lot of different dental veneer options to choose from. Over the past couple years, many different techniques and brands of dental veneers have emerged, each with their unique offering. dentists are committed to helping patients achieve the smile of their dreams, and they are confident that we can help you find the right dental veneer to fit your smile!

Composite Veneers

Composite resin veneers, also known simply as composite veneers, is a cheap veneer dental restoration that can be applied in one dentist visit. They are most usually made out of resin or plastic, can be easily repaired if broken and can last up to seven years. The process includes applying layers of composite to your tooth, for the layers to then be moulded to fit your desired shape and length. Once each layer is hardened via curing-light, the composite is polished. However delightful this form of veneer sounds, it is worth mentioning that they can also be quite easily chipped, broken or stained.

Are they expensive?Composite veneers are great for those who want quick, affordable veneers as opposed to porcelain or crowns. But, they are not so good for those who wish to avoid returns to the dentist for repairs. They are more commonly seen as quick fixes for smaller occurrences such as chipping of teeth or the discolouring of teeth.

Palatal Veneers

These particular types of dental veneers are slightly different due to their focus on the inside surfaces of your teeth. Instead of being placed on the front surface of the teeth, they are applied to the back. Why? Well, the palatal surface improves your teeth by strengthening them from behind instead of by coating their front-facing surfaces. Often made from gold, but also available in porcelain or composite, palatal dental veneers protect the back of worn down, eroded, delicate or sensitive teeth to prevent further wear and keep them strong.

If not seen to promptly and effectively, the edges of the affected teeth can be caused to break off, which can lead to the shortening of your crowns, an irreversible process.

Lumineer™ Veneers

Created from a patented material known as Cerinate®, Lumineers™ , also known as ‘non-prep veneers, are extremely thin but strong veneers. The procedure is painless, with no needles, no drilling and no requirements for anaesthesia, being completely in merely 2 visits. Having durability and high resistance to potentially last over 20 years, they are usually used to cover discolouration or spaces in your teeth, Lumineer veneers last as long as regular porcelain veneers, but the difference is that this procedure is reversible if the recipient eventually changes their mind. However delicate they may look, Lumineers™ are really very hard wearing in terms of material. Lumineers cost less than porcelain veneers you would expect.

Due to Lumineers being so ultra-thin, there is barely (if any) tooth reduction necessary during the procedure. There have been issues, though, with these particular veneers detaching after application, or being so thin that the darker tooth underneath shows through.

Porcelain Veneers

Made of high-quality, hardened ceramic, these types of dental veneers really are the old favourites for everyone. However, it is not completely a case of “you can’t improve on perfection”. Porcelain veneers have been around for decades, with older forms looking chunkier and acting as a form of teeth whitening. Nowadays, it does still act as a form of teeth whitening for people whose stained teeth do not react well to actual teeth whitening or bleaching procedures. The process consists of thin pieces of porcelain being applied to your teeth to reinstate their natural, white look. The procedure helps give strength to your teeth that mirror natural tooth enamel. Due to fantastic advances in cosmetic dentistry, the shaping, sculpting and colour treatments available for porcelain have improved to the point where they are impossible to discern from the real thing.

Temporary veneers

Temporary veneers are used in the direction of protecting the teeth before permanent veneers are designed and set on the teeth. Temporary veneers can also be used to cover the teeth in place of permanent veneers. This can be done for dental patients who will want to remove the veneers afterward.

CEREC® Veneers

CEREC®, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, allows us to craft custom veneers for you right away, the same day as your appointment. dentists use a special mill, which uses high-pressure jets of water to cut custom ceramic veneers out of blocks of raw, ceramic material. Ceramics are very popular in restorative and cosmetic dentistry due to their unique strength and long life.

Veneers vs. crowns vs. implants

While tooth veneers are a good solution for improving the cosmetic appearance of teeth, they are not a restorative solution for decayed or heavily damaged teeth.

A dental crown is often the best way to restore a tooth that is cracked or has lost a lot of enamel. This covers the whole tooth, rather than just the front, and acts as a protective layer against further damage.

Severely damaged teeth may have to be extracted, and in this case, a dental implant or bridge can be fitted to fill the gap. A dental implant acts as a root inserted into the jaw bone, and as such is the best way to avoid long-term bone loss from a missing tooth. However, it is also the most expensive prosthetic tooth option.

Whichever solution you are considering, your dentist will be happy to discuss the options with you. It could be easier than you realized to achieve a smile you’re proud of.

Cleaning and maintaining dental veneers

Cleaning dental veneer is same as caring natural teeth. Brushing and flossing is necessary for observing oral hygiene. Use of appropriate tooth paste. Keep in your mind that your dentist is your friend and help you to keep your mouth healthy. Arrange regular tooth cleaning in your daily schedule and ask your dentist about different products that are useful to protect veneers. Your dentist should answer your question regarding: what is dental veneer? Do the dental veneer is right for me?

How long do dental veneers last? 

Generally, Veneer last between 7 to 15 years, after that the veneer should be replaced.

How much are veneers?

Although budget is an important consideration, don’t simply look at the cost when choosing a dentist to provide your treatment. You should search for a recognized professional with significant experience in this cosmetic procedure.

Ask your dentist which option they recommend but also ask about alternatives. Make sure you understand how long the tooth veneers will last – and what happens when they fail.