Smile is the first thing that anyone notices. Unpleasant smile affect person’s quality of life and become reason for lower self-esteem. Dental veneers are quick, easy and less invasive way to beautify an unattractive smile. Broken, chipped, crooked and dark stained teeth badly impact social interactions of a person. These aberrations and defects can be improved with great precision in a dental office. Veneers provide prompt solution for minor mal alignment and gap between teeth. Dental veneers not only mask defects but also provide protection against any future trauma. Dentist can bring tremendous results by even minor alterations of upper six anterior teeth.
Veneers are thin translucent shell, which can be custom made or prefabricated, attached directly to surface of tooth to transform flawed smile to brighter, whiter, radiant and youthful smile.
BENEFITS OF DENTAL VENEERS
Esthetically pleasing: The finishing, shine and appearance of dental veneers provide you vibrant and bright smile.
Similar to natural tooth: Dental veneers provide natural looking appearance and it is hard to distinguish between natural tooth and tooth with veneer.
Strong and durable: Porcelain veneers are rigid and when attached to enamel of teeth they lasts longer.
Rigid to bear abrasion: Another quality of dental veneers is they are abrasion resistant. Although care must be taken to avoid abrasive toothpaste and hard tooth brush.
Resist stains: Polish surface of dental veneers is such that it resist stains. Still care is required to avoid pigmented food items.
Minimally invasive: it means very little preparation is required for veneers, since it covers only facial side. So there is less risk of post-operative sensitivity.
Even tone: veneers can be fabricated according to your desired tone that do not fade or change over time.
TYPES OF DENTAL VENEERS
Multiple options also sometimes complicate decision making. Here are some of the options of veneers.
- Direct composite veneers
- Indirect composite veneers
- Ceramic veneers
- Porcelaine veneers
- Zirconia veneers
- Glass ceramic E- Max veneers
During first dental visit, detailed history and examination is done. Records are taken which include impressions, pictures in different views and radiographs. Then professional cleaning of teeth is done to remove any deposits, plaque and stains. Patient’s expectation and smile goals are discussed. Treatment plan is formalized and finalized with patient. Shade selection is done in proper day light.
Then mockup of proposed treatment plan is done and trial appointment is scheduled. This appointment is important to show the patient what to expect from treatment and what final prosthesis will look like. Then required minimal teeth preparation is done. New impressions are taken.
After fabrication of final prosthesis final appointment is scheduled for cementation of veneers.
Success of this smile makeover depends on compliance of patient, how well they are committed to their oral hygiene. Brushing twice a day with soft tooth brush, flossing daily with proper technique and use of mouth wash when necessary are must to do. Avoid use of dark color drinks to keep veneers stain free. Use nonabrasive fluoride toothpaste to maintain luster of veneers.