A beautiful, snow-white smile is a gift of nature, which not everyone can boast of. Most people are not satisfied with the shape of their teeth, the color of their enamel and other defects. Thanks to the development of modern dentistry and the emergence of new, more advanced and safer materials, almost everyone can become the owner of a Hollywood smile. Veneers allow you to change it beyond recognition – thin plates, the thickness of which is 0.5–0.7 mm.
Reflective and durable composite compounds or ceramics are used as materials for their manufacture. Veneers allow you to correct the shape and color of your teeth, as well as eliminate many other noticeable problems. Their installation is complete or partial. This means that only those teeth that need this procedure can be restored, without affecting the entire jaw.
Benefits of installing veneers: why is this dental service in demand among patients?
Veneers are a popular dental procedure. The desire of patients to install special plates on their teeth is dictated by many factors. The presence of veneers is not noticeable to others – the restored dentition has a natural appearance. To install the plates, the teeth are first grinded, but they are not removed and remain alive. Veneers do not have a negative effect on periodontal tissues and do not require special care (except for the usual cleaning with toothpaste).
Another plus is that their color does not change from smoking or frequent coffee consumption, so lovers of an invigorating drink can not give up their addiction. The material used to make the plates does not accumulate plaque on its surface, and is also not a provocateur of allergic reactions.
When can and can not install veneers?
They are most often used to correct the following dental problems:
- form pathologies;
- wedge-shaped defects;
- the wrong shade of enamel caused by various reasons;
- to mask old fillings.
In addition to indications, there are cases when the procedure is impossible. Usually, ceramic or composite plates are not installed on teeth with caries, if the patient has signs of bruxism, direct bite, and insufficient enamel volume.
How is the procedure: the stages of the dentist’s work
Depending on the type of veneers, different methods of their installation are used. To fix the plates of composite material at the initial stage, the dentist grinds the patient’s teeth to a thickness of 0.5 to 0.7 mm. After that, the layer-by-layer formation of the veneer takes place with its further grinding and restoration polishing.
Ceramic options or those made on the basis of zirconium dioxide take longer to install. The whole process involves visiting the dentist at least twice. At the first appointment, teeth are prepared and impressions are taken. They are sent to a dental laboratory where veneers are made using special equipment. Until they are ready, the patient wears temporary pads. At the final stage, the dentist installs the finished plates and fixes them with special cement.
In order for your new smile to always look perfect, you must remember to brush your teeth twice a day. It is also necessary to undergo a preventive examination at the dentist every 6 months, not to eat too hard food that requires chewing. During training in the gym and at night, it is recommended to wear silicone mouthguards.
Source of information: Esthetic Classic Dent (clinic of implantology and aesthetic dentistry of Dr. Shmatov).