Cristiano Ronaldo, Paula Echevarría or David Bustamante are just some of the celebrities with a bright smile and it is thanks to dental veneers.
This dental treatment allows you to enjoy a perfect smile and improves your self-esteem and your confidence when smiling. The feeling of having a perfect smile is very rewarding.
Currently dental veneers are available for all who have imperfect teeth (chipped, cracked, etc.) of any kind or simply just want to enjoy a perfect smile.
Let’s find out what dental veneers are and some of their features.
What is a dental veneer?
A dental veneer is a thin layer of porcelain or other materials which is fitted over the front surface of a tooth. This layer is fully sculpted for each patient so that it has a very natural look. It is a dental restorative procedure to achieve a perfect smile in shape and colour.
A dental veneer is between 0.3 and 1.5 mm thick and can be made of composite, ceramic or lithium disilicate. The price, life and look of a veneer depend on the material it is made of.
How long can I wear a dental veneer?
Composite veneers usually last between 5 and 10 years; porcelain veneers are the most resistant and last between 10 and 15 years while veneers made of lithium disilicate may last over two times as much as the porcelain ones. In addition, lithium disilicate veneers are thinner (0.3-0.5 mm).
This procedure must be performed by your dentist since the attachment of the veneer to your teeth will depend on a correct procedure. You also must perform the right care of the veneer as a patient.
How are veneers placed?
The first step is to study the smile look you would like to achieve after the veneers have been placed. For that, you will need appropriate aesthetic advice.
Preparing the teeth.
A small amount of enamel is removed with acid for a few seconds from the teeth. After that, they are cleaned with water. In this way, the dentist makes sure that the veneer will be fully fixed on the tooth.
The dentist makes a mold of the prepared teeth and this impression is sent for the veneers to be made. In this way, veneers will completely fit in shape your teeth. A natural look is therefore achieved.
Fitting the veneers
Once attached to the teeth, veneers are light cured for a perfect attachment and longer duration on the tooth.
Patients won´t suffer any side effects nor discomfort. Patients experience an improvement of their smiles and except from particular situations such as accidents, veneers will not chip.
Unsure whether veneers are what you are looking for?
At Guido Audisio Dental Clinic, we answer all your questions gladly. Call us, we listen to what you have to say!