Ceramic/Composite Veneers

Many patients are discovering the benefits of dental veneers. Unlike a dental crown which covers the entire tooth, dental veneer is a thin covering that is placed over the front (visible) part of the tooth. Participating dentists apply veneers in a simple, comfortable procedure that takes just a few visits.

Dental Veneers are a popular treatment option for several reasons. They generally are placed on upper front teeth that are severely discoloured, poorly shaped or slightly crooked. Veneers may be used to lighten front that are naturally yellow or have a gray cast and can not be whitened by bleaching. Veneers are sometimes used to correct teeth that are chipped or worn. They also may be used to correct uneven spaces or a diastema (a large, noticeable gap between the upper front teeth).

Porcelain Veneers

Choose from Ceramic or resin based dental veneers whatever fits comfortable to your lifestyle and budget costs. Porcelain veneers is also another type of this dental work. To check the costs for dental veneers contact any Smile Dentist in your local area.

Dental Veneers - porcelain resinPreparations for porcelain veneers are always dictated by three dimensional steps on how the final restoration is to be placed within the shape of the patient’s face, mouth, lips, and the entire gingiva. This is finalised by a smile design with patient inputs and requirements and to be personally verified based on use. The dental clinic technician should always work backwards to remove teeth structure based on the invidual material requirements for space (such as thickness of the entire restorative dental material).

Cost of Dental Veneers

The cost of dental veneers vary from each dentist and patient’s case. A heavily restored patient’s teeth, worn out teeth and any teeth set with insufficient enamel available for dental bonding or teeth too weak to fight functional forces. Also, where the spaces requiring closure are too wide to be closed just by increasing tooth width alone. Whereever any discolouration of the tooth is critical to be masked by a small sheet of porcelain veneer and where thickening of the veneer would require extensive preparation into dentin. non-vital teeth for reasons of tooth weakness and the possibility of unfavourable, subsequent, colour changes. Affordable cost for dental veneers exclusive for Smile Members.

Types of Veneers

There are two types of dental veneers: resin-based composite veneers and ceramic veneers (sometimes called laminates).

Resin-based composite veneers

Resin-based composite veneers generally are placed in one appointment. After the tooth is prepared or reshaped, the dentist carefully bonds and sculpts the composite material in a colour that matches your other teeth. A special light is used to harden the composite. The veneer is smoothed and polished to look like a natural tooth.

Ceramic veneers

Ceramic veneers are extremely thin shells made of a strong and durable dental ceramic. The dentist removes a small amount of enamel from the front and sides of the tooth. This makes room for the veneer and prevents the restored tooth from feeling or looking bulky or unnatural.

Next, the dentist makes an impression of the prepared teeth so that the shape of the preparations and surrounding teeth can be replicated in the dental laboratory. The dentist also looks for the shade that will best match or blend with the other teeth. The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory that makes the ceramic veneers to fit your individual teeth. This may take several days.

At the next visit, the dentist places the veneers on the teeth to check the fit and shape. After any adjustments, the teeth are cleaned and the ceramic veneers are bonded to the teeth with dental cement. Further adjustments may be done at a subsequent appointment.

Choosing Veneers: Considerations

Teeth must be healthy and free of decay and active periodontal disease. Veneers typically require less removal of tooth enamel than do crowns. However, the process is not reversible once the enamel is removed.

Patients who clench or grind their teeth are not good candidates for veneers because the thin veneers may chip, break or peel. Avoid biting your fingernails and chewing on hard objects such as pencils or ice. Like any dental restoration, veneers can be dislodged over time and with wear. In that case, new ones might be needed. As with all your dental care, discuss your expectations and treatment options thoroughly with a participating dentist.

No special maintenance is needed after having dental veneers other than good oral hygiene each day. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth once a day with floss or another interdental cleaner. Regular dental visits are a must for maintaining healthy teeth.