Veneers - questions and answers
Veneers are very thin aesthetic dental restoration. They are fabricated from dental ceramics and are placed to patient's natural teeth in the frontal region in order to restore minor damages, discoloration or irregularities.
Veneers have several names they are well known under all around the world. Some of them are fasette, veneers and luminers.
Veneers are made of pure ceramics. Besides being aesthetically very acceptable solution, ceramics they are made of is extremely resistant and strong, and ensures the patient a bright smile for a long period of time.
Veneers are fabricated in a dental laboratory according to the natural tooth impression. The impression is made in the dentist's office after all preparations have been done and the teeth have been grinded for veneer placement.
Veneers are fixed using dental cement after preparation of natural teeth by grinding them. Once a veneer is bonded to the tooth, their connection becomes unbreakable.
When we talk about "Hollywood smile" we primarily think of veneers. Veneers are a quick, aesthetically perfect and long-lasting solution for a perfect smile!
In order to remove all imperfections of the natural teeth and to get the best quality and strong bonding between the tooth and the veneer, it is necessary to remove a very thin layer of enamel.
Of course! Veneers are a perfect solution to eliminate the space between the teeth or to improve crooked teeth.
Veneers are maintained like the natural teeth. Regular daily oral hygiene, flossing and mouth wash as well as regular visits to the dentist will suffice for a long lifetime of veneers.
Veneers' lifetime mostly depends on regular oral hygiene and maintenance of veneers by the dentist. Quality of fabrication as well as used materials also have a great influence to veneer lifetime. You should first get informed about warranty and warranty conditions.
When veneers are worn out or the patient decides to have new veneers, old veneers are removed from the tooth by grinding. The procedure is completely painless and will not damage natural teeth.
If a veneers is removed from the tooth it is recommended to put a new one on the tooth, because the natural enamel of the teeth will not be the same as before veneers. We recommend a detailed conversation with your dentist about all advantages and disadvantages of veneers before you make a decision to remove old veneers.
Veneers are more resistant to discoloration than natural teeth, but slight discoloration of veneers during time is also possible. This will greatly be influenced by the life style and habits of the patient. In order for your veneers to stay white for a longer period of time, you must regularly take care of them, the same as with natural teeth.
If natural whiteness of teeth can be achieved by bleaching, than bleaching is a better option than placing veneers. Bleaching does not include sacrifice of healthy dental tissue as is the case with placement of veneers.