What are Dental Veneers?
It is a thin layer that helps to give the perfect shape to incorrectly shaped teeth, people who suffer from gaps between their teeth or people with chipped teeth are used to cover the visible part of the teeth. Kristal Clinic offers various options and types of dental veneers under the consultation of experienced dentists.
The first step is to make an appointment with the dentist, the dentist will then take a printout of the teeth and make a mold, the mold will be sent to the lab so they can prepare the veneers, this can take a week and then the dentist will bond the veneers to the patient’s teeth.
Before placing the veneers on the teeth, the dentist will methodically clean the patient’s teeth to make sure that there is no decay-causing bacteria under the veneer.
Coating Types, Pros and Cons
There are 4 types of veneers that the patient can choose in consultation with the dentist.
E-max is the most common type of veneers, patients prefer this type of veneers, because they are thinner than the other types, give a very natural teeth appearance, can last up to 15 years with proper care, have stain resistance and are biocompatible which means that the gum and soft tissue are not affected by them.
Because these veneers are cost-efficient, they are preferred by some patients, this type of veneer can be placed in one session only, the material they consist of is composite resin, a mixture of inorganic and organic materials, even though they have a natural look their life span is much shorter than the E-max veneers, they can last up to 5 years with the proper care.
Removable veneers are less invasive, non-permanent, and less expensive than traditional veneers. Permanent veneers are irreversible as they require the dentist to remove some of the tooth enamel. In contrast, removable veneers do not require tooth reduction, they are convenient, but they don’t look as natural as permanent veneers. They are also prone to plaque buildup and frequent wear can damage gum tissue over time. Dentists would recommend permanent veneers over temporary ones.
Ultra-thin (0.2 mm) translucent veneer mimics natural tooth enamel’s shape and color better than traditional porcelain veneers. Because Lumineers is so thin, it does not require tooth reduction or recontouring. While practical, they are more likely to chip than traditional veneers and may have a shorter lifespan. However, with the utmost care, Lumineers can last as long as or longer than traditional porcelain veneers.
At Kristal Clinic the cost of veneers is very competitive and will suit the needs of the patients, and of course, the price varies from one type of veneers to the other, but most people find it worth it as in most cases it’s permanent and can last up to 20 years with proper care.
Types of veneers are evolving over time, leaving patients who suffer from various teeth problems with many options to choose from, according to their medical needs and financial means, lasting for a long time, veneers are worth it.