Most patients choose veneers to improve their appearance, but they also have restorative functions and protect the surface of teeth from damage. They are an excellent dental treatment option for patients who have tooth gaps, chips, or stains.
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FAQ'S About Veneers
The two main types of traditional veneers are:
Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers are the most commonly used type of veneer and are the most durable. Ceramic materials are used to make porcelain veneers. They are stain-resistant, and because of their transparency, closely resemble natural teeth.
Composite Veneers: Composite resin veneers provide a cosmetic alternative to porcelain veneers. They are made of resin composite material, the same as that used in tooth-coloured fillings. Composite veneers are slightly less expensive than porcelain veneers. They can usually be fabricated within a day, so same-day treatment is possible.
There are also non-traditional types of veneers, which includes:
Lumineers Veneers: Lumineers, also known as no-prep veneers, are a brand of ultra-thin and translucent veneers. They are even more accurate than porcelain veneers in terms of the shape and colour of natural tooth enamel.
Removable Veneers: Removable veneers, often known as snap-on veneers, are non-permanent, less invasive, and less expensive than traditional veneers. Upper and lower moulds are formed of a patient’s teeth and can be removed at any time, similar to clear aligners.
Traditional dental veneers require more prep work than “no-prep veneers,” which are alternatives to traditional veneers. No-prep veneers, such as Lumineers, take less time to apply and require a less invasive procedure.
Traditional dental veneers require tooth preparation, such as grinding down the tooth structure and, in some cases, even removing some of the tooth beyond the enamel. It enables correct installation, but it’s an irreversible technique that can be uncomfortable and frequently necessitates the use of a local anaesthetic.
Composite resin veneers can be bonded in just one appointment. Before bonding, the entire tooth is reshaped, and the composite material is glued and sculpted to match your teeth. The composite is solidified using a special light and polished to make it look like a natural tooth.
The process for porcelain veneer treatment takes longer because each veneer must be handcrafted in a laboratory. It could take anywhere from one to three weeks. The dentist will take an impression of your teeth so that a lab may create a replica of them. It will ensure that you obtain the best possible fit for your mouth. While you wait for the permanent porcelain veneers to be fabricated, you may be given temporary veneers in the meantime. The dentist will schedule another dental visit once your porcelain veneers are completed. They will be permanently glued to your teeth with dental cement, and you will be unable to remove them.
Every dental process is not without risks. The risks aren’t life-threatening, and they may be avoided with sufficient precautions. Veneers may cause the following conditions and side effects:
Tooth sensitivity: You may experience tooth sensitivity during the first three weeks after you’ve had veneers placed. It is relatively common. However, if sensitivity persists for an extended period, consult with your cosmetic dentist.
Tooth damage: Dentine damage is a possibility after the attachment of veneers. However, it is uncommon. It’s possible for the underlying dentine to be harmed during the enamel removal procedure.
Bruxism or jaw pain: An ill-fitting veneer may cause bruxism or jaw pain by altering the alignment of your bite.
Veneer replacement: Veneer failure is likely if you have untreated dental issues, such as enamel erosion, before veneer installation. Other treatments, such as dental crowns or aesthetic bonding, are commonly recommended to replace a veneer.
The cost of veneers may vary depending on the number of teeth you wish to cover and the material you select.
Composite veneers cost less than porcelain veneers, ranging from $400 to $650 per tooth, but have a shorter lifespan. On the other hand, a porcelain veneer treatment might cost up to $1,500. However, it delivers a significantly longer lifespan and a more natural look than composite veneers.
The level of coverage varies per health fund provider. We recommend that you check your policy coverage with your health insurance provider to see if you are eligible for a dental veneer procedure.
A treatment plan and item number for insurance purposes will be provided to you during your consultation.
The following dental problems can be resolved with dental veneers:
- Broken teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Tooth discolouration or uneven colouring that cannot be fixed with whitening
- Gaps between teeth
- Teeth that are smaller than usual
- Malformed teeth