Dental veneers - what are they?

A lot of people need dental veneers. You may ask the most reasonable question:               “ Why?”. Well, the answer is pretty simple: people need those dental care structures because they have experienced a very unfortunate situation, where they had lost a tooth or several teeth. Also they do not have the enough money get the more expensive alternative, the dental implants. That is the primary reason why people choose to have dental veneers instead. Having dental veneers is not a permanent solution and that is why people are most likely going to have to buy the dental implants eventually. However thanks to the veneers they are going to have enough time (several years) for collecting the money that they need for dental implants.

Veneers are an important tool for the cosmetic dentist. A dentist may use one veneer to restore a single tooth that may have been fractured or discolored, or multiple teeth to create a “Hollywood” type of makeover.

Getting the best dental veneers is not something really hard, especially, if you keep some general rules in mind. First of all you need to set up your budged and you must decide how much money you are willing to spend on them. Also you need to talk to your dentist and ask him about the best dental veneers. He is going to tell you all the information that you need to know. That is how you are going to be in good position to make the best call. You may decide to go for the less expensive dental veneers, if you are planning to get the dental implants in the near future. If you are not going to buy them anytime sooner, you’d better go for the more expensive type of dental veneers because the quality is way better.

A lot of people struggle to understand the essence of the dental veneers. The dental veneers are tine little structures that are quite different from other dental care structures. They are placed on the top of the affected tooth but they are not attached to the patient’s jaw bone as the dental implants. The patient will not need any type of surgical intervention at all. The veneers are inserted in the dentist’s surgery and he is not going to need anything else but some cement as glue and the dental veneers that you have purchased.

If you have one of your teeth affected by the tobacco smoking, you are going to be extremely happy since the veneers would cover that up for you. And do you know what the best part about all this is? Nobody will be in a position to tell that you have the dental veneers installed on your tooth. They are very tiny and they resemble the tooth that you have. This way everything is going to look natural and you are going to be able to walk in public without worrying about the tooth that has a veneer installed. However if you have a broken tooth you could get the dental veneers installed as well. The veneers are going to cover the tooth and at the same time they are going to improve its stability and strength. This means that this tooth is not going to fall or break further more. This way you’ll be able to save this tooth.

Different types of dental veneers

There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer, composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement. In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated.

Veneers or Whitening?

Porcelain dental veneers or direct composite veneers may require the “shaping” or “prepping” of all teeth being treated. Therefore, some cosmetic dentists first recommend teeth whitening to people with mildly discolored teeth who want a whiter and brighter smile because it is the least invasive cosmetic dentistry option. If crooked teeth or alignment issues are involved, whitening also may be combined with orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign.

Care of Dental Veneers

Care must be taken not to abuse veneers because the thin porcelain shells or composite layers can be damaged or break. Your dentist may advise you against certain uses or dietary tendencies (such as eating carrots) and may recommend you wear a protective appliance while sleeping.


One thought on “Dental veneers - what are they?

  1. I have to be honest and say this is the first time I’ve ever heard of dental veneers. This post really highlights how important it is to take care of your teeth. Either that or make lots of money so you can get implants when your teeth fall out from neglect ;)

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