According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), a veneer is a “thin piece of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of the tooth, used to re-create the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel.” They are custom made to the contour of your teeth and are bonded to the tooth’s original enamel during a series of in-office procedures.
Types of dental veneers:
There are two main types of veneers according to the material they made from:
Composite veneers are manufactured right on the premises by the dentist and applied directly to the teeth. A single appointment is all that’s needed for this procedure, which will bring back your dazzling smile and hide any imperfections. typically used to fix small cosmetic issues, such as chipped or cracked teeth, but they can be used to fix slightly crooked teeth or to fill small gaps between front teeth.
Porcelain veneers serve the same purpose as composite veneers. However, they are made in a laboratory. Porcelain veneers are a little like false nails in that they are made to measure and cemented onto the tooth surface. The full procedure requires two appointments: one to prepare the tooth and take the impression that will serve to make the veneer in the lab; and a second to cement the veneer onto the tooth.
ADVANTAGES of porcelain veneers as a replacement for unesthetic tooth substance has no peer for the following reasons:
Care for Veneers
Dentists suggests brushing and flossing just as you would your regular teeth. Proper daily brushing and use of non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste. Consider limiting coffee and other stain- inducing foods.
The main difference is that Lumineers are made from a special patented cerinate porcelain that is very strong but much thinner than traditional laboratory-fabricated veneers. Their thickness is comparable to contact lenses.
There are no specific contraindications for laminate veneers as opposed to other forms of dental restoration. There are, however, certain considerations to be taken into account:
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