Dental veneers (also known as porcelain veneers or dental laminates) are among the most recent developments in cosmetic dentistry. Veneers are very thin shells made from porcelain or resin-based composite materials. They are placed on the front surface of a tooth in order to improve color and shape of the tooth, as well as make the teeth look healthier and more natural. Dental veneers is a perfect solution for those who have worn tooth enamel, irremovable stains or cracks, crooked teeth, spacing or uneven alignment of the teeth, etc.
This cosmetic procedure is quite popular and demanded nowadays. Porcelain veneers are considered to be stronger and more natural than the veneers made of resin composite materials. Also, porcelain veneers have better resistance to discoloring and staining. It is also important that our gums can tolerate porcelain material quite well. If a good care is taken, they can last up to 10 years, in contrast to composite veneers which usually last 1-2 years. Maintaining dental veneers includes practicing a proper dental care, avoiding grinding and clenching, avoiding applying extra force on the teeth, avoiding drinking too much tea coffee or eating stain-causing foods, etc.
Veneers work in the similar way to false fingernails, and the procedure of veneer bonding is quick and absolutely painless. After an initial consultation with your dental specialist, on your first appointment your dentist will make certain preparations for the procedure using a local anesthetic. The preparations include reshaping and removing very thin layers of dental enamel from the surface of your teeth. Then, dentist will make models of your teeth and send them to the dental lab in order to create and design you veneers. For 1-2 weeks you will be offered to use temporary veneers. When your veneers are ready, on the second visit your dentist will check out the shape and fit of the veneers, and then cement them to your teeth.
In modern cosmetic dentistry, porcelaine veneers are the ultimate way to create a bright beautiful smile which will work almost for everyone. It is a good, effective and relatively unexpensive alternative to other cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening, bonding or dental crowns. In addition, the veneers can serve for protection of the surface of the cracked or damaged teeth. Dental veneers are a safe and reliable dental cosmetic procedure for those, who dream about a new charming smile and new opportunities in the life.