Dental veneers are popular thin, tooth-like shells attached to the front surface of teeth to enhance their appearance. They’re often used to address several cosmetic issues such as chipped, discoloured, broken, or undersized teeth. Veneers are usually made from resin-composite materials or porcelain, and once fixed, they remain permanently bonded to the teeth. Regular and periodic visits to our dentists in Invisalign Center in Dubai can help identify if veneers are necessary to keep the smile healthy and confident.
How Many Veneers?
In some cases, like chipped or broken teeth, only a small number of veneers may be required. But in many cases, five to eight veneers could be attached to ensure evenness and symmetry of the teeth. The most popular option is to get the top front eight teeth veneered.
Different Types of Veneers
Dental veneers are usually made out of porcelain, a material that strongly resembles the natural appearance of teeth. Usually, the application of conventional veneers may require intense preparation. But there are alternate options, sometimes referred to as ‘no-prep veneers,’ for which the preparation is minimal, and the procedure is less invasive.
Applying traditional dental veneers requires considerable skill and effort because it involves many steps like grinding down the tooth structure, removing some of the teeth past the enamel, etc., to allow for proper placement of the veneer. In addition, the procedure usually requires a local anesthetic and is irreversible.
No-prep veneers, in contrast, require minimal preparation. Instead of affecting the layers of a tooth under the enamel, no-prep veneers only affect the tooth’s enamel surface. In most cases, the application is so easy and pain-free that it does not even require an anesthetic.
Benefits of Veneers
Veneers are most useful in significantly improving the aesthetic appearance of the teeth by ensuring evenness and brightness. The veneer application is usually considered an irreversible, permanent procedure since they usually last for more than a decade. Some of the concerns that veneers can address are:
One key advantage of veneer treatment is the ease of doing the procedure itself. Compared to other forms of dental treatments, veneers require minimal enamel removal and are significantly less invasive and painful. In addition, if good dental hygiene and dietary practices are maintained, veneers are also helpful in preventing discolouration of the tooth.
Another crucial benefit of veneers is that they look natural in the mouth. This is because the materials were chosen to make the veneers usually strongly resemble the natural appearance of the teeth. They are also made to feel comfortable and natural inside the mouth. The wide range of applicability makes dental veneers a preferred option for some cases, from small cosmetic issues to more severe dental disorders.
Visiting us at Invisalign Center can help you identify the specific veneering requirements for the teeth. The long-lasting nature of veneers makes them a semi-permanent investment to minimize stains and achieve aesthetic enhancement on how the teeth look and feel, thereby facilitating a more confident and brighter smile.