Last Updated on 7 months by Isreal Olabanji DST RN
Two of the most popular options in restorative cosmetic dentistry today are veneers and Lumineers. Both are made of thin, durable porcelain material and both can provide natural-looking, long-lasting results when prepared by an experienced, competent dentist.
In order to determine which option is best for you, a cosmetic dentist is the best, your dentist will consider a variety of circumstances which include your unique dental history, overall health, personal desires, expectations, and his/her professional understanding of your particular situation to create a beautiful final result.
Advantages of Dental Veneers & Dental Lumineers
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Recent years, technology has brought remarkable advances in dental porcelain. These days, veneers can be made so thin that they can sometimes be bonded directly to your existing tooth surface. In other cases, a very thin layer of tooth enamel as thin as the veneer itself.
A traditional veneer is essentially a conservative crown. Rather than encompassing the entire tooth a cosmetic veneer covers the visible part of a tooth, preserving a large amount of the natural tooth structure. They can straighten, lengthen, and whiten teeth to provide a beautiful smile and even create a more comfortable bite position. For optimal results, each veneered tooth must be shaped. This means that a thin layer (approximately .5 mm) of the natural tooth structure is removed to allow space for placement.
How do Porcelain veneers improve your teeth?
- Teeth that are badly injured,
- Badly shaped chipped,
- Crooked teeth may be improved by a veneer placed on the surface of the affected teeth.
How long do dental veneers last?
What is the Capability of porcelain veneers?
- Colour – Teeth can become stained by the foods and drinks we normally take, even from smoking, and normal ageing too.
- Size and Shape – Teeth can become worn down from Bad oral habits, or may not have the shape or size you want your teeth to have.
- Alignment and Spacing – Veneers can be used to close small gaps between teeth or make slight corrections (such as microdontia) in alignment while improving tooth color and shape.
What are the Advantages of porcelain veneers?
- It does not irritate the gum.
- Aesthetics purposes that is they match the tooth color.
- It is resistant to abrasion.
- They are resistant to stain.
How to Care for your porcelain veneers?
Just like natural teeth, teeth restored with veneers need gentle brushing and flossing every day. This will remove dental plaque and ensure good gum tissue health around the veneers. Regular checkups at the dental office will remain as important as always to your oral and general health.
And keep in mind that as tough as veneers are, they may not be able to withstand forces that come from using your teeth as tools (to open packages, for example) or biting into very hard foods like candy apples which aren’t good for your natural teeth, either! And if you grind or clench your teeth at night, you might be advised to get a custom-made nightguard to protect your veneers.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
Porcelain veneers are like natural tooth enamel, is translucent and tough. But it doesn’t stain as tooth enamel does; veneers have a longer life expectancy and colour stability, and highly resist permanent staining from coffee, tea, or even cigarette smoking.
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