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Veneers in dentistry are a wafer-thin cover for the teeth. The availability of modern-day porcelain materials has made it possible for veneers as thin as 0.3 of a millimetre to be made in a laboratory by cosmetic technicians. If a patient decides to have aesthetically appealing teeth, porcelain veneers can be of help as it requires no teeth drilling or injection. Those whose gap between teeth is much or who have small teeth are best suited for this kind of treatment.
Typical applications of porcelain veneers include:
Emax veneers or Lumineers are the latest materials used in the production of porcelain veneers that enables ultra-thin veneers to be produced. The perks of using them are:
They include the following:
Generally, the cost of dental veneers depends on the:
If you are getting single or double teeth cover using veneers, you may have to pay more than when you are covering more than one teeth.
Extra charges may incur for trial smiles which are always needed when you need more than 2 veneers.
Here at Adult Braces London, patients will get:
Porcelain veneer of any form can come loose. The possibility of veneer losing its grip on the tooth enamel, which is typically the condition where there is no drilling or reduction of a tooth is very low as the bonding to the enamel is strong.
This means that for a veneer to break, it is because of too much pressure or bad habits and diets. Should a veneer break, you will have to change it entirely with a new set.
With porcelain veneers as a cosmetic treatment, a stain is not possible since they are stain-resistant though the teeth around them can be stained.
You cannot whiten veneers which is why you need to be very sure of the colour you want before it is made. Why? The colour of a porcelain veneer is permanent and cannot be changed once done.
During the initial consultation, the doctor will assess your condition, know what you need to change about your smile, and how you want it to be. Your teeth and gum condition will be evaluated. This is because, without a healthy gum and teeth, cosmetic treatment may not work. Should you not know about your dental condition, we can conduct a check-up on you and cleaning if you so desire.
After the condition of your gum and teeth has been ascertained, we will check if you are eligible for porcelain veneers depending on what you need and the expected outcome. What does this mean for you? It implies that your veneers can be done with or without any tooth reduction.
Should all the conditions be met, the next thing will be a trial smile procedure where the shape and size of the veneers are tried out first. Also known as wax up, a trial smile is a mock-up of the veneers displayed on a cast model of your teeth for evaluation. With this, you can now see beforehand what your veneers will look like. Should there be need to take out a tooth or make any adjustments to your teeth, the trial smile will show it, and the details will be discussed with you.
When you are satisfied with the outcome of the Trial smile, your teeth will be treated and adjusted if necessary, based on what the Trial smile has shown.
Your dentist will take impressions of the teeth, and temporary veneers will be made available according to the design agreed upon during the trial smile. Patients can now have a good idea of how the veneers will appear on their teeth. Should there be a need to effect any minor changes, the possibility of changing the style of the veneers is high before making the permanent veneers in the laboratory.
After this time, the next thing is to install the permanent veneers. When your dentist feels the veneers are okay, the patient's satisfaction about the size, shape, and colour of the veneers will also be checked before fitting it.
For porcelain veneers to last, it comes down to several factors including:
It is expected as a general rule for veneers to last between 7 to 10 years. Some may take more years to last; others may not last long.
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