Patient during dental veneers treatment at Brampton dental clinic

The Variety of Dental Veneers Are Available Can Surprise You

Mar 11, 2020

If you believe the only way you can flash your veneer teeth is by having porcelain veneers placed on them by spending a huge sum of money you could perhaps be surprised with the variety that is available from dentists. Advances in dentistry have ensured that you have more than just porcelain veneers to use against different types of cosmetic concerns on your teeth. Your teeth could be chipped, broken, discolored or uneven but you can find a veneer to correct every problem.

Dental veneers are thin films that are attached directly to the front surface of the tooth for improving its appearance. They are an excellent solution for the kind of minor aesthetic issues mentioned above. The two main varieties available are porcelain veneers and resin veneers.

The Different Types of Veneers That Are Available

Generally, dental veneers are made from porcelain and when applying the traditional variety extensive prep work is needed compared to alternatives like lumineers and Vivaneeres which require less time and are non-invasive when applying.

When traditional veneers are being applied the tooth structure needs to be ground down sometimes even going past the tooth enamel. Despite this allowing proper placement it is also irreversible and can be painful for the patient to require a local anesthetic.

No prep veneers only require minimal alterations because the layers of the tooth below the enamel will not be removed. They only affect the enamel and do not require the patient to be administered any anesthesia.

The Benefits of Having Dental Veneers

Dental veneers can offer you several benefits to improve the appearance of your teeth, give you a more even and a brighter smile and treat the following cosmetic occurrences:

  • Discoloration of the teeth that cannot be rectified even by whitening.
  • Teeth that are broken or chipped.
  • Teeth with gaps between them.
  • Smaller than average teeth.
  • Unusually shaped teeth that are pointed.

Depending on the type of veneer chosen you can expect them to remain with you for more than a decade making them a sound investment that makes you confident when you smile.

Preparing for Your Appointment to Get Veneers

An appointment with your dentist to discuss the options best suited for you will be necessary before you get veneers. The dentist will also discuss the number of veneers you want to have placed on your teeth. If you have crooked or uneven teeth you may need to wear braces before the dentist can place the veneers.

The health of your teeth will be evaluated by the dentist by taking x-rays. They will be looking for signs of tooth decay, gum disease and the need for root canals. You may be considered unsuitable for veneers if you have any of these conditions.

To get a precise sizing of your veneers the dentist will trim down around half a millimeter of your tooth by removing the enamel with a grinding tool before a mold is made of your teeth. The mold is dispatched to the dental laboratory to create your veneers.

The dental laboratory will require about two weeks to create your veneers from the mold and in the meanwhile, your dentist will provide you temporary veneers to protect the teeth that have been ground down.

How Are the Veneers Placed?

During your next appointment to have the veneers placed when they are returned by the laboratory your dentist will evaluate the fit, color, and shape of the veneers to make sure they suit you perfectly. Your teeth will be cleaned thoroughly by the dentist to remove any bacteria present that could be trapped under the veneer to cause decay. Your teeth will undergo the grinding process again for a rougher texture to be created on every tooth on which the veneer is to be placed. This process makes it easier for the placement to adhere to the tooth. Dental cement along with ultraviolet light will be used by the dentist to bond the veneer to the teeth. You will be ready with your new smile the moment the process is complete and you leave the dental office.

Unless a local anesthetic is administered by the dentist in Brampton the second appointment when the veneers are placed will not last longer than a couple of hours.

Rosedale Dental Care will provide you instructions on how to care for the veneers after the placement. As the recovery process is negligible you can begin eating and chewing as you normally would as the anesthetics wear off but will be restricted from chewing on hard objects like your fingernails, ice or to open packages and try to chew food with your front teeth. Apart from these restrictions you just need to follow regular oral hygiene practices to ensure your veneers remain in good condition for the duration promised.

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