Dental veneers, also called dental facets or aesthetic veneers, are aesthetic reconstructions of porcelain that are part of some restorative dental procedures aimed at improving the external image of the teeth since they allow to visually modify their color, shape and brightness and mask various oral pathologies.
What functions do dental veneers fulfill?
For the placement of dental veneers it is necessary to stick said sheet to the surface of the tooth by means of a special resin for this purpose.
It is therefore a coating of the tooth that improves the overall image of the denture and can be placed on both the upper and lower part of the denture, although in the posterior teeth, that is, the molars and premolars, the crowns are usually used. dental cases for its durability and robustness.
Therefore, the main function of dental veneers is aesthetic, as they allow the teeth to be coated, leaving a perfect denture in sight. This dental treatment literally allows you to build your own teeth, thus showing a perfect smile.
Regarding the solution of possible oral health problems, dental veneers are not effective since it is an aesthetic treatment that only masks but solves them.
For this reason, oral health problems that are detected prior to their placement should be previously solved in order to avoid possible risks.
As an aesthetic dental treatment, dental veneers fulfill the following functions:
Cover breaks, fractures and imperfections of the teeth:
They are perfect to cover all kinds of imperfections, broken teeth enamel or partial fractures as a result of blows or use and show off perfect teeth.
Cover deviations and unsightly interdental spaces:
They are also quite advisable when covering deviations and interdental separations (diastema) when the teeth are widely separated from one another (what is known as diastema).
In general, aesthetic veneers can be a wonderful solution for crooked, separated, crowded or assembled teeth, as long as it is clear that this will be useful for very mild cases, since this type of problem may require a specific orthodontic treatment if It is a very serious problem.
Correct the appearance of the teeth:
Dental veneers are very useful to change the appearance of teeth too short or small, with strange protrusions, misalignments, and thus adjust them to the desired shape or appearance.
Cover color problems in the teeth:
It is one of the most effective dental treatments for teeth whitening (for example, problems of blackening by snuff or yellow teeth for coffee), since you really do not have to work on the tooth itself, but simply have to cover it with a whiter dental veneer.
In which cases can aesthetic veneers be used?
The results of the dental veneers are really spectacular, but a previous study has to be carried out in order to
determine in each specific case the most appropriate solution and if possible its placement.
Generally, dental veneers according to the opinions of the majority of our users, are a very good alternative and they value positively for their price and result.
But in what cases is it more appropriate to place dental veneers?
Above all it is important to keep in mind that they are a wonderful temporary solution to small aesthetic problems but they do not mask serious problems of misalignment, infection or breakage.
Therefore, it will be important to determine the state of the tooth or teeth to be covered with these veneers and to check if their placement is feasible. That said, these veneers can cover more than one aesthetic problem such as:
Cases in which there are broken and separated teeth.
Cases in which there are small and dislocated teeth.
Cases in which there are teeth with fractures and color problems.
What types of veneers are there?
Although there are different models and variants of veneers, we can mainly find two well differentiated types , which will depend on the material with which they are manufactured:
The composite veneers are manufactured directly on the tooth by applying this resin (very similar to the one used in the placement of fillings) to which the shape of the tooth will be given.
This type of dental veneers are the cheapest and the fastest and easiest to place, but they also offer a worse quality than porcelain veneers, since they are more fragile or sensitive to fractures and color losses over time ( that is, they have a lower durability), which is why they require certain periodic revisions for their correct maintenance.
Porcelain veneers are previously manufactured in the laboratory and are then placed on the patient, so they require more work. For this reason they are more expensive than composite veneers, but their results are much better in terms of quality (greater durability and less maintenance than composite veneers) and aesthetics (their appearance and shine are more natural).
Lumineers veneers are the dental veneers of the famous, since they are the most requested by these because they are ultra thin. These are ultra thin porcelain veneers that do not need to cut the tooth, so the process is simpler than with the traditional method, although unlike traditional methods, they need a more specific and complex manufacture, which increases the price noticeably.
Made the difference between three types of dental veneers, the fact that one has a greater durability or less with respect to the other, does not imply that one is better or worse than the other, each one has certain characteristics. Therefore, depending on each case, that is, your needs and your circumstances, one option or another may be more appropriate, regardless of the level of quality you perceive in each, so our recommendation is to be advised by the dentist as it will be the person who can best determine the option that best suits you (that is, the situation and the results you expect).
What is the procedure to follow for the placement of dental veneers?
The procedure and manner of placement of the dental veneers will depend to a large extent on the type of veneer that is chosen:
If the use of composite veneers is chosen, it is normal that you only have to carry out a couple of visits to the dentist (preliminary or study visit and the dental veneer placement visit).
On the other hand, if the use of porcelain veneers is chosen, it is most likely that you will require some more visits unless the dentist determines otherwise, as this can advance the process, although it is not usual.
In any case, the steps that must be carried out in the different visits are the following:
1st First visit:
The first visit will be for the study and analysis of the state of your mouth and the determination of the most appropriate solution for your specific case. To do this, you must explain to the dentist the problems you want to mask and the results you intend to achieve so that you can make an assessment once you have your mouth examined or examined.
2nd Second visit:
In this second visit depending on the type of veneer that is chosen, two different cases can happen:
If composite dental veneers are placed, it may be the last visit and you will not need a third visit, since the placement process is quite simple.
On the contrary, if dental porcelain veneers are placed, in this session the preparation of the teeth will be carried out since they must be slightly carved in advance for their placement.
You should also take measures of the teeth with x-rays and molds, so that later the dentist sends all the information to the dental prosthetic laboratory to manufacture the veneers in a completely personalized way and that in this way they fit perfectly to each specific tooth of the patient.
3rd Third visit:
This visit as we have previously indicated, will be carried out generally in the case of the placement of porcelain veneers already manufactured in the laboratory.
For its placement, the teeth to be treated will be prepared and a special type of cement-glue will be applied to later place the veneers on it and the tooth so that they remain fixed and do not come off.
So far this post about the concept of dental veneers, its applications, functions, types, advice and information for your choice and placement.
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If you need or want to know more about the treatment of dental veneers (price, visits, clinics, etc.) or about other types of dental treatments that we offer with our insurance, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to advise you and help you choose the best option for your oral health.