What Can Dental Veneers Do?
Dental veneers are becoming increasingly popular for treating both cosmetic and restorative issues in the oral cavity. It is a powerful and flexible treatment option that can benefit patients of all ages. At Capital Dental Care, we have the required knowledge and expertise in providing dental veneer treatment for our clients.
Let us understand what dental veneers actually mean and how does it work.
Dental veneersare extremely thin, shell-like covers that are bonded to the visible surface of the teeth. They are made up of either composite resin or porcelain and are intended to enhance the appearance of the teeth by covering their front surface. Veneers are cosmetic dentistry procedures that improve the aesthetic of your teeth. It can alter not only the colour of the teeth, but also their size, shape, and length. These veneers closely resemble the patient’s natural teeth in colour.
Dental veneers are available in two types such as porcelain veneer and composite veneer. It is useful to improve the smile of the person and their ability to eat and chew normally. The following are some of the issues that veneer teeth can help with.
- Hide cracks or chips
- Stains that teeth whitening cannot remove
- Breaks or fractures
- Teeth that are too short or too small in comparison to those around them
- Rough spots or sharp edges
Capital Dental Clinic has a super-specialist team that offers you top-notch treatment for a beautiful smile. We offer various advanced dental care treatment solutions for teeth filling, teeth extractions, dental implants, dental veneers, and a lot more. From great assistance to offering personalised treatment, our experts are always there to help you through your treatment process.
What are the Different Types of Dental Veneers?
There are two main types of dental veneers that have their own pros and cons.
1.Porcelain: Porcelain veneers are made by the dental ceramist and this setting requires at least two visits as it takes some preparation on the underlying tooth. For dental restorations, porcelain is the most aesthetic and least damaging material available. It is also the toughest and most durable of all veneer materials. Porcelain veneers are remarkably biocompatible, which means they rarely cause harm to the gum tissues and other soft tissues in the mouth. As porcelain is so natural-looking, these veneers can substantially enhance the appearance of your smile.
- Adapt to your natural tooth colour
- Strong and long-lasting
- Reduced risk of fracture, chipping, or breakage
- Smooth and tooth-like texture
- Prevents any harm to gums or surrounding teeth
- Very little plaque buildup with proper dental care
- Longevity, ranging from 8 to 15 years
- Prolonged and invasive procedure
2.Composite: Composite veneers are crafted of composite resin, which is an inorganic/organic mixture. The initiator, resin, and coupling agent are all natural materials; whereas, the filler is the primary inorganic material in this composite resin. Composite resin veneers are made with the same bonding material as tooth-coloured dental fillings. These are strong but not as long-lasting as porcelain veneers.
- A less invasive procedure (less enamel removal)
- Appear natural
- Low risk of harming your gum tissue
- Simple to repair, if chipped or broken
- Only one visit is required
- No temporary restorations are required.
- Lasts between 5 and 7 years
- Less expensive than porcelain veneers
- Weaker and more prone to staining than porcelain veneers over time
- Not as long-lasting as porcelain veneers
- Prolonged procedure
What is the Procedure for Getting Dental Veneers?
At Capital Dental Care, we have a team of highly qualified dentists who can take great care of the whole dental veneer procedure. By following the steps of the procedure outlined below, we ensure correct placement:
Cleaning: It will be performed to ensure that the tooth as well as its surrounding teeth is clean and debris-free.
Etching: An expert dentist will etch the surface of the tooth, which will necessitate the removal of enamel.
Application of bonding: To ensure that the veneer adheres to the tooth, composite bonding will be applied.
Fitting of veneers: After the bonding has been set, the dental veneer will be properly placed and fitted.
Removal of extras: Any excess or lingering effects of the dental veneer will be carefully removed.
While the steps mentioned above are fairly standard for everyone, dentists at our clinic may implement or recommend patient-specific procedures. Right from the start, we thoroughly understand the case of each patient to highlight every step clearly. We also guide our clients regarding any additional process during the initial consultation. A proper evaluation is performed before dental veneers can be placed.
At Capital Dental Care in St Kilda, Melbourne, skilled dentists will first examine your mouth and address all your concerns. After analysing the case, an appropriate treatment path is identified to offer the best results for our patients. Contact us today to learn more or to set up an appointment.