Among the various types of cosmetic treatments for teeth, dental veneers are the most common. These can fix many dental imperfections which include:
– Excessive gaps between teeth
– Teeth enamel that shows wear
– Chipped or broken teeth
Definition of Dental Veneers
A dental veneer is a shell made from porcelain that is custom-made and fitted over the front side of a tooth. This can cover up any imperfections on the tooth and make it look perfect. You can improve the way your teeth look by changing their colour, size, shape and length.
With natural teeth, there is always a problem of staining from drinking dark beverages like red wine and coffee and from using tobacco. However, veneers are highly resistant to staining, so you will not have that problem. The material is extremely durable. The results you get from veneers are superior to what you can get from bleaching or bonding. The biggest advantage is that veneers look perfectly natural. The material is translucent. When seen in light, they look just like your natural teeth.
In order to give you a perfect fit, we first make a mould of your teeth. We use wax to construct a model. Then, we fabricate a cast and fill it with melted porcelain. Pressure is applied to complete the veneer fabrication process.
Why Are Our Veneers Superior to Others?
Many places offer veneers among their cosmetic dental services, but not everyone can produce a high quality product. When we make veneers for you, we use only the highest quality of porcelain materials for the best results.
Some places offer veneers at a very low price. Beware of them because the materials used are most likely inferior. Examples are composite shells and laminates. These inferior materials are known to result in problems like:
– Imperfect match to the natural colour of your teeth
– Discolouration over time
– Failure of the bonding
You may pay less for composite veneers in the beginning, but they are not as durable. You will end up replacing and maintaining them more often, which means you will pay a lot more in the long run. On top of that, these other types of veneers are not as flexible as porcelain. That means they can only be fitted to your teeth perfectly when all the conditions are right.
These are reasons why we use only the best materials when fabricating our veneers. We custom-make every veneer to individual specifications in our own laboratory on site. You can be sure that the veneers you get will have the perfect colour, fit, size and shape to complement your smile.
Are Veneers the Best Solution For My Needs?
It is true that veneers can make your teeth look incredibly beautiful. However, this method may not be appropriate for everyone. Veneers are suitable only for the front teeth, and the teeth must be healthy.
There are situations where a crown may be the better choice. These situations include:
– Issues with your back teeth
– Teeth with filling
– Problems with crooked or overcrowding of teeth
Things to Keep In Mind
You should know that in order prepare your tooth for a dental veneer application, a thin layer of your tooth’s enamel must be removed. You will not get back that natural layer if you remove your veneer. If your veneer sustains damage, you will have to replace it.
Also, be aware that after your veneers are fitted, their colour cannot be changed. If you are planning to have veneers made and whiten the rest of your teeth, you should whiten your teeth first so that the veneers will match the new colour.
Lastly, veneers may not be suitable for people who grind or clench their teeth as this action will cause damage. If you have that problem, you should talk to your dentist about getting a crown instead.