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Dental veneers are thin sheets made to measure with materials of the color of the enamel that cover the front surface of the teeth to improve their appearance. They are probably the best treatment in aesthetic dentistry that currently exists, since they allow to modify almost all the characteristics of the teeth: color, shape, size and length.
Dental veneers can be made of porcelain or composite resins (composite). Porcelain veneers resist stains better than composite veneers, are more durable and better mimic the luminosity properties of natural teeth. On the other hand, composite veneers are thinner and do not usually require the removal of part of the enamel, as required by porcelain.
Dent Al professionals are responsible for studying the characteristics and needs of each patient to recommend the best treatment option based on a personalized diagnosis.
What problems can solve the veneers?
The dental veneers can modify almost all the characteristics of the teeth. Its use allows to get a new smile immediately and almost permanently. They are used to fix:
– Discolored teeth: although they can solve any type of dental stains, they are especially indicated in those cases that can not be resolved by means of tooth whitening such as staining by endodontic treatment, by tetracycline or by the presence of unsightly restorations.
– Worn teeth.
– Broken or chipped teeth.
– Teeth misaligned or uneven: they can align slightly crowded smiles and balance the shape of the teeth.
– Teeth with spaces between them (they close the diastemas).
The procedure of dental veneers
Treatment with dental veneers usually requires four visits to the dental clinic: a first to make the diagnosis, the second to perform an aesthetic test and preview the result following a diagnostic wax and two more to make and apply the veneers.
Diagnosis and treatment plan: you are the protagonist of the first visit. At this appointment you must inform the dentist of the aesthetic results you would like to achieve. From there, the dentist will examine your teeth to make sure you are a suitable patient to receive dental veneers and will discuss the most appropriate treatment for you.
Mock-up aesthetic test: A diagnostic wax is made from which we can perform an aesthetic test in the mouth of how the veneers will look. After the test, the professional assesses with you the shape, color and position of the new restorations.
Preparation: if you have indicated the composite veneers without the need to remove tooth enamel, in this second visit will be carried out the manufacture and placement of the veneers. If, on the contrary, you should receive porcelain veneers, this visit will serve to prepare your teeth and take the necessary impressions to manufacture the custom veneers. You will be given temporary veneers until the next visit.
Placement: One or two weeks later the veneers will be manufactured and ready to be placed. After checking that they fit perfectly, they are fixed to the teeth and the result is checked.
Getting the smile you’ve always wanted is possible thanks to dental veneers.