Dental Veneers: What, Why, and How?

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Dental veneers are popular globally as a trusted aesthetic fitting. It is nothing but tooth-colored shells that are prepared using various materials and are attached to the surface of the teeth. They are generally quite thin. They are not temporary fitting; they are attached permanently to the patient’s teeth.
People resort to dental veneers for various reasons. The major reason is aesthetics. If you are having a broken tooth, a tooth that is chipped or discolored, or uneven teeth, dental veneers are the perfect option for you. Although it is possible to attach dental veneers to any of your teeth, mostly they are attached to the front teeth.

Why dental veneers?

Dental veneers are a cost-effective procedure to solve multiple problems with your teeth. It can solve severe discoloration and gaps in teeth. Uneven teeth and broken teeth are something that is faced by lion’s share of the population, and dental veneers offer a permanent solution for that.
Dental veneers are proven to have a guarantee of at least more than a decade, and the amount required for such a permanent is quite reasonable too. There are various materials in which dental veneers are made which are at various price points too. This enables the patients to choose any of the available dental veneers according to their budget.

Different types of dental veneers

There are multiple materials with which dental veneers are crafted. The major ones among them are porcelain, composite resin, etc. These are k own as the traditional dental veneers and they demand some prep work before attaching the dental veneer.

The doctors usually chip out or grind down the surface of the targeted tooth so that the veneer will attach to it better. This is called prep work, and local anesthesia is provided to the patient during the procedure.

To attach the traditional porcelain dental veneers, prep work is done, the measurement of the required veneer is taken from your tooth, and a veneer is made at the lab. The patient is provided with a temporary veneer till the permanent veneer is made at the lab. The prepared porcelain veneer is then permanently attached to the surface of the targeted tooth.

For the composite resin dental veneer, no mold or measurement is required. The dentist will chip out a few layers of the targeted tooth, and then apply a porcelain mixture to the necessary area and is given top coats if necessary. The layers of porcelain are then cured under special light for permanent effects.

Along with these traditional prep-required dental veneers, there are several other non-prep dental veneers available to choose from. They are mostly applied directly on the enamel of the targeted tooth, and no chipping or grinding is involved, and thus, no anesthesia is required. These are also made of porcelain material, but take less time and effort to apply.

Although both the traditional and non-prep dental veneers serve the purpose, there are several essential differences between them in terms of cost, durability, life span, wearing put, discoloration, etc. It should be according to your dentist and your dental requirements and budget, that one of the several dental veneers should be chosen, or consult us at Beverly Wilshire Dental for best advice.

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