What Are Veneers in Dentistry?
They are tooth-shaped and tooth-colored dental restorations that repair and rebuild tooth structures to improve a smile’s appearance. Dental veneers typically feature porcelain as the primary material, which closely compares to natural teeth. Veneer teeth work by restoring the front surfaces of a tooth as if to mask underlying flaws.
What Is the Process of Getting Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are installed similarly to dental crowns. The dentist will first numb your mouth, so you are not uncomfortable during the procedure. Then, (s)he will begin trimming your teeth, intentionally targeting the front side only. The dentist will trim off as much tooth enamel as is damaged. This process will also consider the size of dental veneers you will receive.
After that preparation, the dentist will take impressions of your tooth to use for creating your dental veneer. The creation process should take about two weeks to complete. Meanwhile, the dentist will place a temporary dental crown over the prepared tooth to protect it.
The dentist will install your veneer tooth through a dental bonding process during the second dental visit. The dental cement will help the porcelain veneer adhere to your natural tooth, while a laser cures the cement speedily.
When Do You Need Dental Veneers?
Veneers teeth are accessible to anyone who wants to improve their smile’s aesthetics. The only requirement would be that you have certain flaws about your natural teeth that displeasure you. Some of the dental flaws that would merit getting oral veneers are:
- Discolored teeth – white specs, yellowing, brown or dark stains are all merit-worthy grounds for getting dental veneers. If you do not want professional teeth bleaching treatment to whiten your teeth, your dentist can recommend dental veneers instead.
- Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth – teeth fractures will have you queuing in a dental clinic nearby to seek immediate solutions for your smile. Dental veneers can restore the shape and size of your fractured tooth.
- Spaces between teeth – at Midland Avenue Dental, we have had incredible success with closing small spaces between patients’ teeth without needing braces. These spaces, however, are unrelated to tooth loss.
- Crooked teeth – the degree of crookedness can determine whether you need orthodontic braces or a cosmetic solution with dental veneers to straighten your teeth.
- Oddly shaped and sized teeth – dental veneers are ideal if you have a shape or size-related anomaly like teeth that are too big, unusually short, or too pointy.
Do Celebrities Have Veneers?
Many of your favorite celebrities flaunt the brightest and prettiest smiles. Since not all of them have the genes of having naturally perfect teeth, one would wonder how they got their smile. Admittedly, not all celebrities have dental veneers. However, a good number of them benefit from dental veneer treatment to maintain excellent smiles. Some of them, however, have dental crowns instead of veneers. The difference between the restorations is that a dental crown encapsulates an entire tooth while an oral veneer covers only the front surface. Either way, cosmetic dentists in Midland have worked with tins of celebrities to improve their smile’s appearances by modifying teeth color, shape, sizes, and general aesthetics.
If you want dental veneers, you must account for more factors about your oral health, not just whether your favorite celebrity has them.
Are Dental Veneers Permanent?
A good place to start when deciding whether veneers are fit for you or not is by figuring out whether they are permanent. As regards removability, dental veneers are not necessarily permanent. The bonding between the porcelain veneer and your tooth can be tampered with to detach it. However, dental veneers are permanent as regards reversibility. Once you get veneer teeth, you cannot undo the process. The reason is that intense preparation is involved when creating room for the porcelain veneer in your tooth. Therefore, your dentist will recommend getting a tooth crown should you decide to remove the porcelain veneer.
Do Veneers Break Easily?
Porcelain is a sturdy material that allows for optimal functionality. Nonetheless, no material matches or rivals the strength of natural teeth. Therefore, if you are not careful to care for your veneer teeth, they can break, requiring retreatment. Still, porcelain veneers are far sturdier and resistant to breakage than composite dental restorations.