Veneers are the hard ultra-thin ceramic covers on the external surface of teeth, which allow eliminating teeth defects easily and quickly.
WHO NEEDS VENEERS?
The veneers are the best way to get a Hollywood smile quickly and painlessly. That is why the placement of veneers is one of the most popular dental services.
The thickness of a veneer is about 0.5 mm; they closely cover a tooth, virtually not thickening it. The research findings showed that the veneers may serve more than 20 years, and during all these years your smile will be flawless.
The veneers are placed to:
- correct the incorrect dental form;
- remove dental gaps;
- get rid of chipped teeth;
- hide the teeth, which darkened due to the colorants, traumas or antibiotics;
- hide darkened fillings;
- correct slight defects of the dental row.
The ceramic veneers have some advantages over other orthopedic structures:
- minimum treatment of the tooth surface;
- obtaining a desired form and color;
- veneers do not darken and are not colored.
In addition, the placed veneers do not require special care and are brushed as the regular teeth.
VENEERS AND LUMINEERS: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE
The lumineers are sort of “Hollywood veneers” of a new generation. Being much thinner, they do not concede veneers in durability. For their placement, you will need to grind down the enamel less, depending on the degree and presence of flaws on the teeth.
The placement of lumineers takes the same time (2-3 visits to a dentist) as the crowns and other orthopedic structures. A great advantage for smokers and coffee drinkers will be the fact that neither veneers, nor lumineers darken under the influence of natural colorants. However, ceramic veneers look more natural.
HOW ARE CERAMIC VENEERS PLACED?
The placement of veneers almost always needs two visits to a dentist. During the first one, the preparatory works are done: the desired color and form of teeth are determined, the tooth is filed down, the casts are taken to prepare veneers. The veneers are fabricated by a dental technician in the laboratory, while the temporary veneers, which allow keeping a beautiful smile, are placed for this time.
During the second visit, the ready veneers are applied; it is assessed if the desired color and form were achieved. If necessary, the adjustments are made to achieve ideal smile, which the patient desired.
Except for ceramic veneers, it is also possible to place momentary veneers, which are placed for one visit to a dentist and do not require preliminary treatment of teeth.
Regardless of the type of veneers you will select, the result will be a beautiful and natural smile, which will be with you for long years.
Make an appointment for a free initial consultation in the Dentistry Department of Oxford Medical clinic, where you will obtain all detailed information about veneers. You may make an appointment by calling us at (044) 204-40-40 or filling in the form on our website.