Everyone desires to have that shiny, perfect Hollywood smile. Don't you? However, due to various factors, including an unhealthy lifestyle, use of tobacco, excessive indulgence in junk food, etc., not everyone has naturally sparkling teeth. Veneers are the best solution for those with crooked or discolored teeth to have a sparkling, beautiful smile.
Dental veneers are thin, flat pieces of porcelain, custom-made to match the shape and size of your natural teeth. Veneers can be fixed to the teeth' frontal surface to treat minor cracks, chipping, discoloration, the spacing between adjacent teeth, etc.
Types of Veneers
Veneers are mainly of two types:
You can opt for composite veneers if your teeth have very few imperfections.
Composite veneers can be manufactured right on the premises by the dentist and applied directly to the teeth. Hence, they require only a single dental visit.
Teeth require no healing time.
Benefits of composite veneers:
Several teeth can be repaired during a single visit.
Composite veneers are cost-effective.
Composite veneers can last for years.
Need little or no time in repairing.
Porcelain veneers can be used to treat the imperfections of the teeth, the same as composite veneers.
Porcelain veneers are manufactured in a laboratory.
They are positioned on your natural teeth to hide any flaws on the teeth.
For getting porcelain veneers, you need to visit the dentist twice - first, to get the measurements of your teeth, and in the second visit, to get them fixed.
Benefits of porcelain veneers:
Mimics the appearance of the natural teeth.
Longer-lasting than composite veneers.
What are the applications of a veneer?
Veneers can be used to treat the following oral conditions:
Chipped teeth: When a patient experiences oral trauma, it can lead to the tooth's chipping where it loses a certain edge or surface, leading to a deformed tooth structure. A veneer can bring such teeth to their ideal shape and restore their functionality.
Misshapen teeth:Misshapen teeth are the teeth that are naturally out of shape. Such teeth can be made to look better with dental veneers.
Cracked or broken teeth: External trauma to the mouth can lead to a tooth's crack or fracture. Veneers can be used to support such teeth. Also, the veneer covers the gap left by the crack, preventing the entry of microbes into the pulp of the tooth.
Discolored teeth: For badly discolored teeth that can't be whitened using teeth whitening techniques, a veneer will be bonded on to the surface of the tooth, thereby giving it an aesthetic makeover.
Excessively spaced teeth: Teeth that have excessive gaps in between can make the smile look awkward. This space between adjacent teeth can be reduced using veneers.
Worn-out teeth:Tearing and wearing of teeth happen naturally due when we bite and chew food. However, bruxism or teeth grinding can lead to excessive wearing of the teeth, making them look aesthetically displeasing and shorter in appearance. Veneers can lengthen the crown and bring it back to its ideal shape and length.
Thus, veneers are a procedure that helps to get your teeth fixed and to hide any flaws. They also enhance the overall appearance of your smile and are an easy solution for several aesthetic issues.
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