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Do you want beautiful and white teeth? Or do you want to get rid of a gap between your teeth? Or do you want to repair a broken tooth? With the help of a so-called veneer, the dentist can improve the appearance of your teeth.
What is a veneer?
Veneer is a layer of dental filler material of composite or a porcelain shell. Dentist places this filler material on the tooth. In this way he can change the shape or color of a tooth. He can also fill gaps between your teeth, repair broken corners, make yellow or brown teeth white again.
How long veneers serve?
Veneers serve from five to ten years and sometimes longer. Smoking and drinking a lot of coffee or tea cause to color change. Veneers can be damaged if you bite a toothbrush or bite your nails. Dentist can always repair or replace worn or damaged veneers. This treatment doesn’t damage the tooth.
Which materials are used for veneers creation?
Veneers are made of composite or porcelain material. For a composite veneers dentist generally needs to sharpen your tooth. Also, the result is better predictable and the costs are significantly lower than with porcelain veneers. On the other hand, porcelain veneers are less sensitive to surface impact and is more aesthetic and durable.
How long lasts the procedure of veneers placing?
The application of veneers has several steps. Composite veneers can be placed during one treatment period. Porcelain veneers are made in a dental laboratory. Therefore, you must contact your dentist at least twice times.
Which steps for Porcelain veneers are needed?
Choose the color
During the first treatment, your dentist will determine the right color of the veneers. For this he uses a shade guide. Your veneers will be made in the dental laboratory according to selected color.
Your dentist makes a print of your tooth. This print goes to the dental laboratory. There experts will make your veneers in the desired shape.
Fasting the veneers
During the second treatment process, the dentist turns on the face. Before the dentist sticks veneers to your tooth, he treats your tooth with an acid. He also applies an adhesive layer to your tooth. On this layer he sticks the veneers. If you do not like the shape or color of the veneers, a completely new veneers should be made in the dental laboratory.
Steps for Composite veneers
Select the color
First, the dentist will select the right color of your veneers. The effect of the desired color can be shown by the dentist. He has different colors which he can combine with each other. You can compare it with mixing different types of paint.
Tearing off the tooth
If necessary, dentist makes a very thin layer on the surface of your tooth. This makes space for the veneers. If it doesn’t happen, your tooth becomes slightly thicker.
Shaping the veneers
After putting the composite on your tooth, your dentist grind material in correct shape. The dentist displays the composite with a blue light when is reached the desired shape. With this he makes the composite hard. Finally, he grinds the composite into the desired shape and polished the surface. Then the veneers are ready. If you don’t find the shape or color, your dentist can correct the veneers immediately after grinding a layer of composite.
Fasting the veneers
Before your dentist sticks the composite to your tooth, he treats your tooth with an acid. He also applies an adhesive layer to your tooth. On this layer he confirms the still soft composite.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does veneers feel?
Veneers feel like own tooth. Perhaps you should get used to it for the first time. At the beginning it may cause problems. If the dentist has changed the shape of your teeth, sounds may be deformed. After a couple of days everything will be ok.
Can I eat anything with a veneers?
With veneers you can eat anything. But you shouldn’t bite hard things like nails or for example a pen.
Do veneers need extra maintenance?
Veneers don’t need extra maintenance. However, as always, you will have to keep your teeth clean. Clean with a soft toothbrush. Use dental floss to clean well between teeth too.
How much veneers cost?
The cost of the veneers depends on the material that the dentist uses. Composite veneers are considerably cheaper than porcelain one. This price difference arises partly from the costs of the dental laboratory. Your dentist can indicate how much the treatment will cost.