Dental veneers refer to the use of restorative materials to cover the entire surface of a tooth. Deep caries, fractures, loss of substance, and discolorations may disturb the aesthetic appearance of the teeth. Such teeth may need to be coated with material as hard as the teeth so that the teeth will recover their aesthetic appearance and strength.
What type of materials are used?
Ceramics are very advantageous materials, especially for replicating the original tooth color. We mostly use zirconium-base or full ceramic veneers. Zirconium and full ceramic veneers are the state of the art materials, providing the optimum aesthetic appearance and durability.
How is dental veneers applied to teeth?
First of all, any untoward formations on the tooth such as caries, worn and torn restorative materials or fillings are completely cleaned. The tooth size is reduced to fit to the the material to be used. After cleaning the decayed parts of the problematic tooth, the measurements are performed and the veneers are adhered to the teeth.
Who Is Suitable To Use Dental Veneers?
The use of dental veneers is usually not recommended in children under 18 years of age before they complete their development.
What Are The Advantages Of Dental Veneers?
The advantage of dental veneers is that they allow to restore the aesthetic appearance and function of teeth; which were fractured, problematic, decayed, weakened, and discolored so that they will recover their original states or acquire a more aesthetic appearance.
What Is The Durability of Dental Veneers?
Scientifically it is a period of 7 to 10 years because dental veneers are applied to the teeth with adhesives; which may melt over time due to the effects of saliva and the intra-oral temperature. Bacterial leakage may occur in areas of adhesive loss, causing caries and gum infections under the veneers in the long term.
How Long Does A Session Of The Dental Veneer Procedure Last?
The duration of the procedure may vary depending on the type of material and the method used. It may vary from a single session to be completed in one day to periods lasting up to 10 days. A dental veneer can be applied to a single tooth in one hour. If the individual wishes to apply veneers to the whole denture, the period will take longer.