What is Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are a big part of the Hollywood smile makeover, which is currently very popular in Dubai. The Hollywood smile in Dubai is made up of different procedures, which include teeth cleaning and whitening, teeth contouring, having dental veneers as well as dental implants where necessary.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
- Change the size, shape and color of your teeth permanently
- Creates a very natural appearance
- Conservative preparation of tooth as compared to crowns
- Stain resistant
- Instant smile transformation in just 2 appointments
What are the factors to be considered before getting veneers?
Your teeth and gums must be healthy before you get veneers. Your dentist can treat any disease or decay before your veneers are placed.
If you clench or grind your teeth, your dentist will prescribe a night guard after your veneers treatment.
What is the difference between crowns and veneers?
Although it is true that crowns and veneers can create the same aesthetic results, however, these two are very different and have different applications as well.
The main difference is that veneers are very conservative as just a thin layer of your teeth in front is prepared to place the veneer on the front surface whereas for a crown the entire tooth has to be reduced so that the crown can cover the entire tooth.
Another major difference is that crowns are much thicker than veneers. Crowns are generally indicated in case the tooth structure is very weak
How long will veneers last?
Porcelain veneers can typically last from 5 to 15 years or more but this depends on numerous factors, such as you’re eating habits and your oral care regimen. Composite veneers have a shorter lifespan (3-5 years, on average).
If I have my upper teeth treated with porcelain veneers, will my lower teeth still be a different color, or more yellow?
This is certainly a factor that will be discussed during your evaluation and smile design so that everything matches and blends well. Most patients usually whiten the lower teeth with whitening (bleaching) procedures to ensure a good match.
Will the veneers look fake?
Veneers are designed to look like your natural tooth; especially porcelain veneers as they closely resemble your natural teeth. But perfection in the result depends on the dentist and the technique as used.
Are veneers susceptible to cavities?
No, they are not prone to cavities. Veneers make your teeth immune to decay as the veneer is bonded to your natural tooth. However, you should care for your unbounded teeth so that there stands no chance for the cavity.
Does the process hurt?
Your dentist will carry out the process under local anesthetic, and you will be made to feel at ease. Depending on the nature of the dental treatment, you may experience a slight discomfort which is pretty normal.
What is the aftercare process for veneers?
Veneers are made to act like your natural tooth but to ensure they continue being strong, it is advisable that you abide by usual hygiene practices including daily brushing, flossing and regular visits to your dentist for the cleaning. Depending upon your dental veneer type, and treatment approach, your dentist may advise certain aftercare tips.
As a comprehensive dental center offering all-around treatment and services in the fields of general dentistry, dental implantology, and oral rehabilitation, American Aesthetic Medical Center excels in dental veneers. Our team of well-trained and experienced dentists can provide you with customized treatment as per your requirement.