Know everything about the Dental Veneers.
In this article, Dr. Rajat Sachdeva would like to share his insights about this subject.
Dental veneers (also known as porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials used to cover the front surfaces of teeth to improve their appearance. These shells are glued to the front of the teeth and change the teeth' color, shape, size, and length.
If you're thinking about getting dental veneers, this article by Dr. Rajat Sachdeva, a well-known dentist in Delhi, can help you understand the technique better.
Types of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers hold up better to stains than resin veneers. They also have a better light-reflective quality than natural teeth. You'll need to talk to your dentist about the ideal veneer material for you.
What Kinds of Issues Can Dental Veneers Help With?
Veneers are frequently used to correct:
• Teeth that have become stained as a result of:
o Root canal therapy
o Tetracycline or other drug stains
o Fluoride in excess
o Resin fillings of a large size
• Missing or worn-down teeth
•Chipped or broken teeth
• Misaligned, uneven, or oddly formed teeth (for example, have craters or bulges in them)
• Teeth that are spaced apart (to close the space between these teeth)
Procedure for Dental Veneers
A dental veneer typically takes three visits to the dentist: one for a consultation and two for the fabrication and application of the veneers. A single tooth or a group of teeth can be veneered at the same time.
Treatment planning and diagnosis
You'll inform your dentist what kind of result you're hoping for. During this session, your dentist will check your teeth to ensure that dental veneers are the right choice for you and describe the procedure and its limitations. They may take X-rays of your mouth and teeth and maybe make impressions of them.
Dr. Rajat Sachdeva explains here how he carries out the procedure in Delhi. The initial step in preparing a tooth for a veneer is to reshape the tooth surface by an amount almost equivalent to the thickness of the veneer to be put to the tooth surface. After that, he and the patient decide whether or not to numb the area before removing the enamel. He then creates a model of your tooth, sometimes known as an impression. The veneer is made using this model, which is transported to a dental laboratory. The veneers usually take 2-4 weeks to arrive from the laboratory. In the meanwhile, temporary dental veneers might be employed.
Before securely attaching the veneer to your tooth, your dentist will place it on your tooth to inspect its fit and color, removing and cutting it as needed to get the right fit. Depending on the type of cement used, the color of the veneer can be modified. After that, your tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched in preparation for the veneer. Etching roughens the surface of the tooth to aid in the bonding process. After applying a special cement to the veneer, it is placed on your tooth. Your dentist will flash a special light beam on the veneer after it has been appropriately positioned to activate chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden exceptionally quickly. Remove any extra cement, verify your bite, and make any necessary revisions in the final steps. Your dentist may want you to return in a few weeks for a follow-up appointment to examine your gums and the veneer placement.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
Veneers have the following benefits:
• They give the appearance of natural teeth.
• Porcelain is well tolerated by gums.
• Porcelain veneers resist staining.
• To make black teeth appear whiter, choose a color.
• They don't require as much shaping as crowns, but they're more durable and attractive.
Risks of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers have several drawbacks, including:
• The procedure is irreversible.
• Veneers are more expensive than bonding with composite resin.
• If a veneer chips or cracks, it is usually impossible to fix it.
• Because your tooth's enamel has been removed; it may be more sensitive to hot and cold foods and beverages.
• Veneers may not match the color of your natural teeth perfectly. The color of the veneer can't be changed after it's installed. If you want to whiten your teeth before obtaining veneers, you should do it first.
• Veneers can detach and fall off; however, this is unlikely. Bite your nails, chew on pencils, ice, or other hard items, or otherwise put too much pressure on your teeth to reduce the chances of this happening.
• Veneered teeth can still develop decay, necessitating the placement of a crown to cover the tooth entirely.
• Veneers are not a good option for persons who have unhealthy teeth (such as those with decay or active gum disease), weakened teeth (due to neglect, fracture, or massive dental fillings), or who don't have enough enamel on the tooth surface.
• People who clench or grind their teeth are not good candidates for porcelain veneers because the veneers can crack or chip as a result.
The lifespan of Dental Veneers
Veneers have a lifespan of 7 to 15 years. The veneers would need to be replaced after this period.
Aftercare for Dental Veneers
According to Dr. Rajat Sachdeva, a Delhi-based dentist, dental veneers do not require any special care. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antimicrobial mouthwash are all good oral hygiene routines to maintain.
Even though porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, your dentist may advise you to avoid stain-causing foods and beverages (for example, coffee, tea, or red wine).
Alternatives to Dental Veneers
Bondings and crowns are two veneer alternatives. Veneers are an excellent middle ground. If you wish to change the contour of your teeth more than just a tiny amount, as with bonding, but not enough to require a crown, veneers may be the best option.