Technological progress does not only concern the evolutionary part of the electrical and electronic components, but also the way in which we can substantially increase the self-confidence rate. The perfect, attractive smile has slowly but surely become a must-have accessory. Progress in color materials or adhesive techniques has led to an opportunity. To be able to wear dental veneers. This is due to Charles L. Pincus, a famous dentist in Hollywood who is responsible for inventing the first porcelain dental veneers.
In this article we will discuss all the important details about dental veneers, their types and what material we should choose when deciding to get dental veneers.
What are they ?
The dental veneers are very correctly characterized as unidentified prosthetic constructions. This means that each tooth will have its own veneer. Usually, they are strongly represented by a sheet of zirconium oxide or ceramic. The dental veneers are made only in specialized dental technique laboratories, and their application is made by cementing the visible surface of the teeth.
Types of dental veneers:
The veneers are classified in a very simple way into two categories. Prep and no prep. The PREP veneers take their name from the procedure necessary to prepare the teeth in advance. This involves a grinding of 0.3 mm and up to 0.8 mm of the vestibular enamel. Usually, PREP veneers are indicated when you want a change in the appearance of your teeth or when your teeth are larger, and applying NO PREP veneers would increase their volume even more.
The NO PREP veneers, in a very suggestive way, do not require a prior preparation of the teeth, and are usually used for small teeth that have interdental spaces. The main advantage of these veneers is that the dental tissue is very well preserved.
An example of highly effective dental veneers that do not require preparation are those from Lumineers. The main advantage of these veneers is the technology by which they were designed, they are very similar to the contact lenses. Moreover, they will not cause pain on application, the color is permanent, the dental sensitivity will be removed because the enamel processing is not done, and you can always return to the appearance of your natural teeth.
Zirconium dental veneers
The veneers of Zirconium Oxide or Full-Zirconium are extremely durable. They are manufactured or made only by CAD / CAM technology, which involves computerized milling, which is also the most recommended technique for the hardness it offers to Zirconium veneers. Zirconium dental veneers do not have the same transparency characteristics as the teeth, but the color effect is more opaque which will give your teeth a sharper white.
E-MAX ceramic dental veneers
E-MAX ceramic is known for the naturalness it offers to teeth after application. E-MAX ceramic veneers are among the most aesthetic and natural types of dental veneers, with very good fracture resistance, where both physical and chemical adhesion techniques can be used. The most important thing to note is that both PREP and NO PREP can be used, depending on your needs.
The classic porcelain veneers are also among the top options you have when you want to resort to a veneers treatment. They also play a role in dressing your teeth by acting like shirts used to create a new surface for your teeth. Porcelain veneers are processed by a modeling method so that they can give a natural look to your teeth. If you choose to opt for a porcelain veneer treatment, we recommend that you choose the clinic where you will get your veneers set, because it is a modeling technique, they can differ greatly from one clinic to another.
The feldspathic porcelain veneers are most often made on metal foil or refractory system. Why should you choose feldspathic porcelain and not pressed ceramic? The feldspathic porcelain veneers can be more easily processed according to your needs. They can be processed in thicknesses smaller than the pressed ones and more colors can be added on the same side. If we wanted to polish a pressed ceramic veneer, the color would be lost.
Durability of dental veneers
When you opt for a veneers treatment, their durability depends a lot on your lifestyle. They will be able to operate at maximum "capacity" for many years after application. Sustainability is affected when certain indications given by your doctor are not respected.
One of the most important tips that your doctor will give you regarding keeping your veneers as long as possible is to give up on harmful vicious habits, such as: biting from the pen, nails or other harsh materials.
Teeth with veneers installed will not have to be subjected to excessive forces. As example, we will not try to open the water bottle with our teeth. Hygiene is also a very important factor in this process because the teeth can still be affected by cavities.
Advantages of treatment with dental veneers
Being a relatively new technology, obviously it can replace long processes and can deliver efficient results quickly. Only in 2 or 3 sessions, you will be able to benefit both from a dental whitening, a small orthodontic treatment, but also a complete smile restructuring.
The color of the dental veneers is very well maintained over time, the ceramics especially being very resistant to stains and corrosive effects.
Dental veneers are an extremely good investment in dental protection. And more than that, dental veneers are a perfect solution for that moment in life when self-confidence seems to be gone. They will give you a boost of personality and confidence.
Disadvantages of dental veneer treatment
If you decide to opt for a PREP veneers which involves the preparation of tooth enamel, you will never be able to return to your normal teeth. This involves the use of dental veneers throughout life.
After applying the dental veneers, obviously, you will have to go through a period of accommodation. This period may also cause some difficulties in pronouncing certain consonants such as "s" or "v". This will diminish in a short time.
If you crack or break a veneer, it cannot be repaired, replacing it is the next step. That is why we recommend thay you have a protection plan with us.
The probability that these veneers will detach from the surface of the teeth are small. In order to reduce the chances of detachment we recommend avoiding the vicious habits we mentioned earlier.
What material do we choose ? Prices differ depending on the material
Here we intervene with an advice we give from the experience and because we want a satisfied client. The real discussion about dental veneer materials takes place only at the expense of prices. True, ceramic veneers are more expensive than composite veneers. We recommend that regardless of situation or budget, COMPOSITE VENEERS should be avoided.
If you are considering dental treatment, try to make a higher sacrifice and use a ceramic material. By comparison, the ceramic ones are more stable in terms of color, are much more resistant to fractures and wear, and aesthetically they are significantly superior.
Stay with us because in the next article we will talk about how do we choose our clinic or the dentist who will take care of our new Hollywood Smile.