Ever wonder how Hollywood stars have such perfect smiles?Not all of them were born with such perfect teeth, and just like them you can easily achieve it and without any prosthetic intervention on your dentition. If you have healthy teeth and gums, but are unhappy with the way your smile looks, Dental Veneers may be a quick and easy solution. Veneer is a thin layer either made of porcelain or composite resin which can be attached to the surface of damaged teeth to cover imperfections in the alignment, spacing, color, and even the length and shape of your teeth.Dental veneers have an instant effect on the look of your smile. Once the procedure is complete, your new beautiful, natural and long lasting Hollywood smile will bring you confidence and happiness.
Different Types of Dental Veneers
- The palatal veneers: made of porcelain, composite materials, but
sometimes even made out of gold. In case of severe dental erosion, the maxillary anterior teeth are often particularly affected. The teeth become very thin. These veneers are fitted onto the interior
surface of the upper teeth (the palatal area) in order to treat teeth wear.
They protect nicely the interior side of the upper teeth of the patient.
- The composite veneers: these are usually applied over the outer
surface of the teeth for cosmetic purposes. These are much cheaper than the
porcelain veneers, but they are also much weaker. The patient must chew and
bite carefully, because the composite veneers can crack quite easily.
- The porcelain veneers: these are thin layers of porcelain shells that
are fitted onto the surface of the teeth, after the teeth have been polished.
Firstly, the dentist will usually apply temporary plastic veneers, and only
when these are removed will be the porcelain veneers fitted onto the teeth.
- The temporary veneers(non-permanent veneers): can be even applied
at home by the patient, because there are several dental kits available with
instructions on how to fit them. They are made of composite resin, and they are
quite flexible, but they do not represent a good solution for a patient who
actually needs permanent veneers.
It is extremely important to keep in mind that in order to apply permanent veneers, the dentist will remove a portion of the natural enamel of the tooth. This
means that the patients are going to experience tooth sensitivity temporarily, until the
permanent veneers are fitted. Also, patients with very poor dental health
cannot get such permanent veneers.
What Can Dental Veneers Do For You?
- Brighten front teeth that have permanent stains or discoloration
- Cover slightly crooked, chipped, worn or eroded teeth
- Improve the shape and length of poorly shaped teeth
- Fill big gaps between the front teeth
- Correct crowded teeth and small irregularity of the occlusion
Advantages of Dental Veneers
- Achieve aesthetically pleasing and natural looking Hollywood smile
- Require no prosthetic intervention on dentition
- Cause no/minimal damage to the natural layer of your teeth
- Suitable for a wide range of teeth imperfections
- Handcrafted for your own unique smile
- Changes are instant and durable (highly resistant to chipping and fracture and discoloration)
Lumineers is an advanced dental veneer system made of unique porcelain known as cerinate and presents a big breakthrough in cosmetic dentistry. Lumineers are unique in that they are ultra-thin (approximately 0.2 mm) and highly translucent, allowing them to replicate the natural appearance of enamel. While traditional veneers are much thicker, requiring the grinding down of the patient's original tooth structure, Lumineers are so thin that little to no tooth reduction is necessary. Additionally, the durability of Lumineers allows them to resist wear and remain resilient to last over 20 years.
Advantages of Lumineers:
- No shots or anesthetic is required
- No pain
- Reversible (no damage to the teeth)
- Sensitivity-free results
- Quick and easy process
Comparison Between Conventional Veneers & Lumineers
- Conventional veneers: approximately 0.8 to 2mm grinding of healthy tooth substance
- Ultra-thin Lumineers: no grinding necessary, only additional 0.3 to 0.5mm on the enamel (contact-lens-thin)
But visually, the result is quit the same.