Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are used to reproduce the natural anatomy and look of teeth. They also provide resilience and strength that is comparable to the natural tooth covering of enamel. It is most commonly used to improve the aesthetic of patients by changing the shape, colour, size, anatomy and contour of teeth and their symmetry.
If you think you are facing some embarrassment during smiling due to poor dentition. You might be having irregularly sized or discoloured teeth. Your teeth might be chipped or placed in the oral cavity in a position that is aesthetically unacceptable. In all these cases you need to see your cosmetic restorative dentist and he will examine and lead you to the best possible treatment with porcelain veneers.
How Porcelain Veneers Work
Porcelain veneers are very thin layers of ceramic that are placed in the place of natural enamel (after removing less than one millimetre of enamel in order to gain enough space for the better fit of porcelain veneers). As a result, a better look is achieved after removing natural bad looking or chipped the enamel. Adhesive is applied between porcelain veneer layer and tooth surface as to provide better retention and accurate fit.
Why Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are being used in patients where the tooth has obtained poor colour, shape and size with successful outcomes. It is also a good choice for the teeth that are fractured, teeth having wide spaces and the situations where there is compromised tooth location or mild bite issues.Porcelain veneers are also the best possible option in patients where the colour of teeth doesn’t get better with usual bleaching.
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Minimal or No – Prep Veneers
Many patients are conscious of getting their natural tooth material removed and they want porcelains with no or minimal tooth material preparation for the porcelain. In No-Prep Veneers, there is no or minimal tooth material removal and placement of veneers on the natural tooth surface. In this way, benefits of traditional porcelain veneers are achieved without enough tissue removal.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers:
- As opposed to Crowns, porcelain veneers are used with minimal tissue replacement avoiding extra tooth material loss
- Teeth that are responding to bleaching are best whitened with porcelain veneers; even the teeth with dark colour
- Less time is consumed and best long-term outcomes of porcelain veneers
What’s Right for You?
The advantages of composite veneers are that they’re quicker to apply, less expensive, easier to fix and can almost definitely improve your smile. The disadvantages are that they’re less durable, not as shiny and are less stain resistant. Porcelain veneers are more natural looking, more durable and more stain resistant in comparison to composite veneers. Porcelain veneers, however, are more expensive.
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Introducing Digital Smile Design (DSD)
Digital Smile Design, also known as DSD, is a groundbreaking advanced cosmetic dental procedure developed by Dr. Christian Coachman from Brazil. It involves the use of veneers made based on your physical appearance and has molds and videos to show you how your smile will be before the treatment is done.
This concept has the purpose of assisting our dentists in three aspects:
- Improve aesthetic planning and smile design
- Enhance the communication among the participating specialists
- Increase doctor-patient interaction and participation in the design process and educating the patients about the benefits, therefore, increasing the chances of acceptance.
Digital Smile Design is a process where your dental and facial records are taken and analysed. It includes digital photography, dynamic video recording and advanced software analysis of the records to enable the specialist to design and present an acceptable design for action. A mold from the design is placed over the patient’s teeth for a trial; this requires no tooth preparation.
To learn more about Digital Smile Design DSD contact Smilemakers today!