Number of Visits: 2 visits
Completion Time: 1 - 8 days
Recovery Period: None
Veneers at Diestel & Partners
There are various personal factors that can affect the way we feel about our smile. Some are unhappy because their teeth are heavily stained or discoloured, while others are self-conscious about their chipped, crooked or oddly shaped teeth.At the Bayside dental, veneers are a popular choice for those who want to improve the aesthetics of their smile. Dental Veneers, also known as dental contact lenses, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at improving the appearance of a smile. Veneers are basically, versatile covers of porcelain that can be placed on one or more teeth to hide imperfections and instantly beautify your smile. It adheres to the teeth from outside to achieve abetter and more natural look that compliments with your facial aesthetics and proportions.
Why Opt for Veneers?
Veneers are the best option to rectify or disguise cosmetic dental flaws like:
• Crooked teeth.
• Misshapen teeth.
• Severely discolored or stained teeth.
• Teeth that are too small or large.
• Unwanted or uneven spaces.
• Worn or chipped teeth.
How Many Types of Dental Veneers are Available?
There are two different types of veneers:
1. The conventional Porcelain Veneers. These are up to 0.5-1 mm thick and require minimally invasive tooth substance removal for accommodation of these veneers.
2. The instant Dental Veneers, also called veneers-to-go or composite bonding, are an appealing and inexpensive alternative to conventional Porcelain Dental Veneers, but they have lesser aesthetic outcome and lesser longevity than porcelain veneers.
Which Veneer is best for me: Composite Bonding or Porcelain ?
Although, Porcelain veneers are the best option available in this segment, still it is essential to have expert advice. The choice of Veneers depends on patient’s aesthetic demands, teeth visibility, extent of flaw, procedural feasibility and various other criteria.
The more serious the tooth damage, the more essential it is to provide tailor-made protection for the tooth from the laboratory. However, If the tooth damage is minor, Composite bonding can be a perfect and quickest option, although it has less strength and longevity than porcelain veneers.
Advantages of Dental Veneers
• Veneers improve the aesthetics of teeth that are broken, chipped or irregularly shaped.
• Veneers are meticulously designed to match the shade of your natural teeth.
• Veneers are great choice for discoloured and stained teeth.
• The harmonious white teeth give a wonderful psychological feeling and unparalleled self-confidence, as a beautiful smile is a key to the beauty of the mouth and face
• The process is quicker relative to traditional treatments. Within a week or sometimes lesser than that you can wear a brand-new sparkling smile. You do not need to wait for months like in orthodontic (Braces) treatment for getting a dream smile. Or like in teeth whitening treatments of various kinds, which may require several sessions for the results to begin to appear.
• Instant makeovers. With latest technologies like CEREC, it is now possible to have veneers within hours on the same day. This technology not only delivers you the beautiful smile in a single dental visit but also eliminates any human error, being totally operated by computer programs and robotic mill-machines.
• Unlike dental crowns, they require minimal and sometimes virtually zero enamel removal at all.
• They are resistant to staining and discoloration.
• Gentle on gums.
• Good quality veneers are made to last for many years.
• Completely painless treatment.
How Many Dental Veneers Do I need?
The dentist will help you to decide how many Dental Veneers your smile needs, either one tooth or more. A complete set can be applied to all visible front teeth if necessary and are made with different sizes and designed to match your existing tooth colour and your facial proportions, so that it looks completely natural. Normally 6 to 8 Veneers are recommended depending on your smile line and teeth visibility.
What Is the Procedure for Dental Veneers?
1) Consultation, Examination and Treatment Planning
Your dentist will want to give you a thorough consultation and examination to ensure you are a suitable candidate for veneers and that it will help you achieve the cosmetic result you desire. A number of factors will dictate this decision like the condition of your teeth, your budget, number of sittings required and availability of time. The dentist will take X-rays to evaluate the health of your teeth and surrounding jawbone. This step is necessary to identify signs of any gum disease, tooth decay, or other tooth defects that may need to be addressed before getting veneers
2) Teeth Preparation
A tiny slice of enamel is removed from the front of each tooth receiving a veneer, so your veneers will sit in line with your other teeth. before taking impressions (mould) of the teeth or before taking computerised scans of your prepared teeth. These scans or moulds are then sent to a dental lab for the fabrication of veneers designed exclusively for you and in the meantime, you will have temporary veneers to protect the prepared teeth.
3) Veneers PlacementOnce your dentist receives your veneers back from the laboratory (normally after a few days) you can return to have them fitted. The dentist will hold each veneer against its corresponding tooth, checking colour, size and fit. Before placement, your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned to prevent any bacteria from getting trapped underneath the veneer, putting you at risk of decay. Any minor adjustments are made by the dentist before each veneer is bonded to the tooth with a special adhesive that’s activated by an ultraviolet light beam.
Designed to last a lifetime.
With proper care, dental veneers can last up to 20 years. Caring for your new smile is quite simple. Treat them like your natural teeth. Brush twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste, floss daily and see your dentist regularly to prevent any problem before they arise. If you grind your teeth, your dentist may suggest that you wear a night guard while sleeping.