Dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates are wafer thing, custom made shells that are designed to literally cover the tooth. They are bonded over existing teeth, changing the tooth’s colour, shape, size or length. They are primarily used for cosmetic purposes, resulting in an improved and more confident smile.
There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer, composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement. In contrast, a porcelain veneer is only indirectly fabricated.
When are veneers used?
Veneers are an important tool for the cosmetic dentist, to boost the self-confidence and self-esteem of an individual. The uses of veneers encompass:
- To restore a single tooth that may have been fractured or discoloured,
- Smile designing where multiple teeth are veneered to create a "Hollywood" type of makeover.
- To close the small spaces between the teeth that may not be easily closed by orthodontics.
- To restore and lengthen the worn away edges of their teeth resulting in a prematurely aged appearance,
- Instant orthodontics to align the malpositioned or crooked teeth, in case some one doesnot have time to undergo lengthy orthodontic treatment,
- To fill the black triangles between teeth caused by gum recession,
- To provide a uniform colour, shape, and symmetry to the teeth,
- To restore the defects on the labial surface of teeth.
|Dental veneers are applied by a dentist after studying and discussing various factors such as the nature of the teeth, the colour, the structure and other pertinent factors. DDCRC dentists follow the in-detail process of evaluating an individual’s dental problem and then discussing and suggesting the type of treatments available along with pros and cons of each. The same process extends to the selection and execution of dental veneers.|