Planning to Get Dental Veneers? Here Are A Few Things to Know

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Not only for aesthetics but dental veneers are also preferred for non-aesthetic reasons. In some cases, the dental veneers improve the overall condition of the oral structure. It protects the teeth from further dental problems and keeps them safe for now and always. But before you visit the clinic for dental veneers, you should be aware of a few important things.

A veneer is one of the simplest dental procedures that involve attaching thin shells to the front of teeth. The shells used in the process are made up of porcelain or composite resin. No matter which material you choose, it won’t stain and work for long.

Reasons to get dental veneers

  • Chipped teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Discolored teeth, when cosmetic whitening isn’t possible
  • Too small teeth
  • The pointed or unusual shape of the teeth

Dental veneers aren’t versatile. It means you cannot get them to fix any dental issue. They should as a part of a treatment plan thoughtfully and strategically. You shouldn’t opt for the procedure without consulting an experienced doctor.

An ideal candidate for dental veneers

  • One with no teeth decay or any type of gum disease- The teeth decay or gum diseases should be treated before treatment
  • One who don’t clench or grind the teeth – Clenching or grinding will break the shells
  • One who has enough amount of enamel- Reduced amount of enamel will prevent dental veneers from sticking properly

Procedure to get dental veneers 

The procedure starts with a consultation with a dentist. During the consultation, the dentist will determine if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure and if the procedure is the best for you to get the expected results. One primary factor that dentists consider in determining is the expectation of the patients after the treatment.

Based on the evaluation and accurate measurement of your dental structure, the dentist will prepare the veneers. Preparation takes time so the dentist will place temporary veneers on the surface of your teeth. The dentist will do so to fill the portion that was removed during the first stage.

When using temporary veneers, you should be very careful because they aren’t durable and strong like permanent veneers. These veneers can loosen very easily while eating or cleaning.

Finally, the dentist will replace the temporary veneers with permanent ones. Before placing the final veneers, the dentist will cover the designated teeth using a mild chemical so that the texture becomes more susceptible to veneers. With time, the veneers will get attached to teeth and complete the look.

The process can be a bit different for both porcelain and composite resin dental veneers.

Tips to take care of the dental veneers 

Dental veneers are part of your natural teeth so you should take care of them accordingly. You should brush and floss the dental veneers as you do for your natural teeth. Most importantly, you should go for regular dental checkups. Regular checkups will ensure that the veneers are sealed with the teeth. If they aren’t, then the dentist will treat them immediately and avoid any further consequences.

Now you have the basic idea of the dental veneers. So, you can book an appointment for the same. Your further queries will be resolved by the dentist in the initial consultation.

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