What are veneers?
If you’ve always wanted to improve your smile, dental veneers might be a good choice for you. All types of veneers are permanent, which means they cannot be removed after placement. If you have cavities or gum disease, it is essential to seek restorative dental treatment rather than veneers.
To ensure your veneers are placed correctly, visit a licensed dentist with many years of experience.
Veneers are thin shells that fit over the front of your existing teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers are just one of several ways to alter the appearance of your teeth. Tooth bonding and enameloplasty are other options, as well as crowns.
What are Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that are attached to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. Think of them as clip-on nails or false nails but for teeth. They’re often made from porcelain or resin-composite materials and are permanently bonded to your teeth. Veneers can be used to treat a number of different cosmetic concerns, including chipped, broken, discolored, or smaller-than-average teeth. Veneers are thin covers for your teeth.
• Porcelain Veneers
• Composite Resin Veneers
• No-prep veneers
• Zirconium Veneers
Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain is the most esthetic and least harmful material available for dental restorations. It is also the strongest and longest-lasting of all veneer materials. Porcelain laminate veneers are extremely biocompatible, which means they rarely injure the gum tissues and surrounding soft tissues in the mouth. If your treatment requires porcelain veneers, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth from which a mold of your mouth will be made. This impression may be sent to an outside dental laboratory where the veneers will be professionally fabricated. Some dentists have an in-house dental laboratory and technicians to provide restorative and esthetic treatments in less time.
Pros: Porcelain veneers
• longer lasting because of stronger material
• custom made
• can fix darker stained teeth or more incorrectly positioned teeth than composite veneers
• Blend in with your natural tooth color
• Very strong and durable
• Lower chance of fracture, chipping, or breakage
• Smooth, tooth-like texture
• Do not harm your gums or surrounding teeth
• Little plaque build-up with proper dental care
Cons: Porcelain veneers
• most expensive type of veneer
• porcelain veneers can fall off and may need to be re-glued on your teeth
•Lengthy and invasive procedure (application process requires more than one visit)
Emax Veneers: They are made from a block of porcelain by a laboratory - a very sturdy material. They are then hand-painted and polished individually to achieve your ideal shade. Pure artistry.
Composite Resin Veneers: Composite veneers are often made from a tooth-colored resin, the same type of material used with tooth bonding. There are pros and cons for this type of veneers, so it’s important to consider the level of the issue you hope to solve with veneers, as well as your budget. Composite veneers are less expensive than porcelain veneers. However, they blend in fairly well with your natural tooth color, but are prone to stains over time and do not last as long.
These veneers are a permanent solution and require some tooth shaving before placement.
Pros: Composite Resin Veneers
• Relatively strong and durable
• Less invasive procedure (less enamel removal)
• They look natural but can stain over time
• Low chance of harming your gum tissue
• Easily repaired if chipped or broken
• Only requires a single visit and no temporary restorations
• Last between 5 to 7 years
• Less expensive than porcelain veneers
• can cover up many aesthetic problems, including misshapen teeth, discolorations, and other defects
Cons: Composite Resin Veneers
• Weaker and more prone to stains over time than porcelain veneers
• Do not last as long as porcelain veneers
• will need to be replaced or repaired more frequently than porcelain veneers
Lumineers: Lumineers are a brand of veneers that take less preparation and advanced dental work than traditional veneers.
They’re often called “no prep” veneers. Instead of porcelain, they’re made of “ultra thin” laminate. Lumineers are thinner and a bit more translucent than traditional porcelain veneers. For this reason, they’re not a good option for people with severely discolored teeth.
Lumineers are thinner than traditional veneers, so you don’t have to grind your teeth to thin them before application. Your dentist will have a customized set of Lumineers made for your specific treatment needs.
You’ll still require at least two appointments after your initial consult. The first appointment will be shorter because your dentist doesn’t need to trim or “prep” your teeth. They only need to take an impression or mold. The mold is then sent to a DenMat dental laboratory. Your customized Lumineers will be ready in about 2 to 4 weeks.
Zirconium Veneers: Zirconia Is a Ceramic. Zirconia, like many ceramics, contains metal atoms, but it’s not a metal. It’s a ceramic, one which combines the biocompatible aspects of ceramics with a very high strength–stronger than titanium in some ways.
Zirconia is zirconium dioxide (ZrO2). This is a chemically unreactive ceramic, so it doesn’t react chemically to anything in your mouth. The zirconia used in our dental implants is called partially stabilized zirconia, which includes small amounts of yttria, also known as yttrium oxide (Y2O3, also not a metal). So, although there are metal atoms in zirconia, it’s not a metal: it’s as metal-free as your natural teeth.
Zirconium veneers are the most esthetic veneers and the closest veneers to natural teeth. Therefore, they are most commonly preferred in esthetic dentistry. They do not appear dull thanks to their high transparency. Discoloring seen in veneers with metal substructures are not seen in this type of veneers. They can safely be used in allergic individual also as they are compatible with human body.
What is the difference between EMAX and Zirconium veneers?
Emax Crafted from high strength porcelain and custom-made for the individual, Emax Veneers are thin layered and bonded to the front surface of the teeth. This enhances both the function and appearance of teeth. Emax Veneers are well-known for their durability and stabilising effects, being fitted without the need for tooth etching as is the way with more traditional dental veneers.
Emax Veneer Benefits
Zirconia Veneer Benefits
from a 100% biocompatible material
seamlessly with adjacent teeth
without bulky appearance
– 0.5mm reduction conserves tooth structure
dark areas and intrinsic stains
and much more fracture-resistant than porcelain veneers
fracture resistance than any other glass-ceramic veneer material
be fused with a stronger material, like Zirconia, for added strength
best choice for bruxism patients
averages 15 to 20 years, depending on patient care and hygiene
>20 Years, depending on patient care and oral hygiene
Is zirconium safe?
Zirconia is used to make veneers because it is 100% biocompatible and does not leach chemicals or other toxins into the body. More durable than many other commonly used materials, it is also less likely to shatter. zirconia is a metal-free restoration, allergic reactions are very very rare.
Is Zirconium Veneer Permanent?
Be sure to ask your dentist about your options when it comes to veneers. Find out what kinds of veneers they offer and recommend.
Porcelain veneers have a reputation for longevity. A 2018 review Trusted Source of multiple studies suggests that these veneers can last 10 years or longer in the vast majority of cases. One studyTrusted Source of 84 people with porcelain veneers even found that the veneers had lasted as long as 20 years.
Another commonly used material for veneers is a resin-based composite. According to the 2018 reviewTrusted Source mentioned above, you’re likely to get a good 5 years or more from composite veneers. The composite version of veneers cost less compared to porcelain, though they don’t last as long.
Some common brands of No-prep veneers include Lumineers, Vivaneers, and DURAthin veneers. According to the manufacturer of Lumineers, they can last up to 20 years, but other sources suggest longevity of up to 10 years.
Although the service life of zirconium dental veneers, which is a very effective method, varies according to the care of the patient, it can be used for the mouth between 5 and 20 years. In short, it is about your personal care. Because the importance given to the oral and dental care of the patient, nutritional habits, zirconium life may change depending on different factors, but when we look at it, it can be seen that it can go up to 30 years. If the patient regularly brushes his teeth after the zirconia veneer treatment and makes sure that there are no food residues between the teeth, both his own natural teeth and the zirconium dental veneers he has made can use for a longer period of time.
At the end we can say ‘You can use them for long years if you have your regular controls by your dentist and to not ignore your oral and dental care. No particular period can be predicted.’ Also, abandoning bad habits such as smoking or drinking alcohol, grinding teeth, clenching teeth is also an important factor in terms of the life of the teeth. This situation varies slightly depending on the habits of the person.
Precedure For Dental Veneers
1. Preliminary appointment
Our experts will conduct a complete checkup of your dental cavity including X-rays to assess if you have any gum disease, tooth decay, or other dental issues. That’ll help us ascertain if veneers are the right option for you. We will also discuss your preferences and plan your smile using our Digital Smile Design software.
2. Tooth enamel preparation
The next step is removing a thin layer of your enamel (around 0.3mm). This is to:
• Make some space so that we can fix the veneer onto your tooth smoothly
• Ensure your bite is not obstructed
Not to worry, though. You won’t feel any pain, but just as a precaution, we might give you a local anaesthetic.
3. Teeth impression
After this, we will take an impression of your teeth using a putty mould and also figure out your natural tooth shade. These details will be sent to our lab where our technicians will craft a bespoke veneer just for you. We will fit temporary veneers onto your teeth in the meanwhile.
4. Permanent veneer placement
After receiving your customised veneers and removing your temporary veneers, we will place your brand new veneers on your teeth and make any final tweaks to the fit, shape, colour, etc., if required. Once you’re happy with the look and feel of your veneers, we will proceed to deep clean your teeth.
Next, we’ll bond your veneers onto your teeth with some dental cement and also “cure” them using UV light to harden the adhesive. Finally, we’ll clean up any excess dental cement and ensure that the veneers fit you well and that your bite is perfect.
What are the most common veneers side effe
Veneers are not an invasive dental treatment. But, as with any procedure, veneers procedure has side effects exist and the patients need to know about them. Some of the side effects are very easily avoidable by an experienced doctor. Usually, created by inexperienced hands or are simply temporary.
In any case, we believe an informed patient is always a happy patient. This is why it’s important for us to go in-depth into the side effects of veneers.
The main veneers side effects are:
• Problems with colormatching
• Sensitivity to heat and cold
• Gum tissue inflammation
• Tooth trauma and pulp decay
• Positioning problems
• Possible tooth decay
• Allergic reaction to anesthesia