Porcelain Veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells that replicate natural teeth. They are designed to change the shape and shape of the teeth to improve the overall appearance of a person’s smile. If your teeth are discoloured or in a shape that makes you less confident in your smile, this cosmetic dental treatment is your option for a picture-perfect smile. We at Dental Aesthetics provide this treatment to our patients by covering the front surface of their teeth with veneers to give them the smile of their dreams. Want to know more about Dental Veneers before undergoing the treatment? We have covered everything right here, keep on reading the blog!
What Dental Problems Do Porcelain Veneers Fix?
There are many dental problems that we fix with Porcelain Veneers at Dental Aesthetics according to the patient’s need and dental health. To name a few common ones, we routinely use the treatment to fix:
- Discoloured Teeth
- Worn Down Teeth
- Chipped or Broken Teeth
- Misaligned or Irregularly Shaped Teeth
- Teeth With Gaps
The Types Of Porcelain Veneers You Can Get
Dental/Porcelain veneers are made using porcelain or resin composite materials. However, veneers made with porcelain resist stains better, as compared to resin veneers. Talking of their similarities, both types of veneers mimic the properties of natural teeth. Though usually, when patients visit our clinic to get veneers, we first analyze the dental problem and then suggest which veneer material suits their needs.
Dental Veneers Treatment – The Procedure
Usually, getting dental veneers requires a patient to visit our dental clinic in DHA Lahore for a consultation and two or three sittings to apply the veneer. During the procedure, two or more tooth can undergo veneering simultaneously – which involves the following steps:
1. Diagnosis And Treatment Plan
When a patient visits our clinic for the first time, we examine the teeth and oral health to make sure that dental veneers are the right solution. This step might involve taking X-rays and impressions of the teeth and mouth. After the consultation, we ask the patients what are the results they are trying to achieve and then plan out the treatment.
After the treatment is planned, we prepare the veneer by using the tooth impressions and re-shaping them to give patients perfectly-shaped teeth. Usually, it takes a few weeks for the veneers to be ready, and in the meantime, temporary veneers are used. sensitivity.
When the veneers are ready, we have the patients over for bonding them onto their teeth. One of our dentists places the veneers on the patient’s tooth and examines if the color and fit are right, and if it is not, the veneers are trimmed to achieve the proper fit. All of this happens when the veneers are still not cemented permanently onto the patient’s tooth.
Next, when the right shape is achieved, our dentists prepare the patient’s teeth to receive the veneers by cleaning, polishing, and etching, which roughens the tooth surface and allows veneer bonding.
A special kind of cement is applied to the veneers and they are then placed onto the patient’s teeth. Once the veneer is positioned properly, we shine a light beam on it to activate the cement. The last step involves removing the excess cement left on the veneers and checking if the bite needs an adjustment. Normally, the treatment does not end right here, as we ask our patients to return for follow-ups every few weeks to check the gum health and veneer placement.
What Are The Benefits Of Getting Veneers?
Even though the list of Porcelain Veneers Benefits goes on and on, the notable benefits this treatment provides to patients are:
- Natural Tooth Appearance
- Better Gum Health
- Stain Resistance
- Whiter Teeth Appearance
- Stronger And Better Looking Teeth
Other than the benefits the treatment provided, generally, veneers last for several to fifteen years, and that is quite a long time to have that perfect smile. Though after this period, patients need to replace veneers, which does not hurt much as getting that dream smile back is worth it.
The Aftercare Of Porcelain Veneers Treatment
The best part about getting Porcelain Veneers is that they do not require any special care. Simply continue brushing and flossing your teeth regularly. Rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash just as you do in routine and voila – a perfect smile always ready to shine bright. However, even though veneers are stain-resistant, we at Dental Aesthetics recommend eating highly-stained foods and drinking beverages like coffee and tea excessively. Because no one wants to ruin their pearly white smile and neither do you.
How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?
Normally, the Porcelain Veneers Cost depends on how many veneers the patient wants to get and his/her dental health. For some patients, we directly start the treatment after cleaning the teeth, but for others with multiple dental problems, we carry out multiple procedures and this varies the cost.
Are There Any Alternatives To Porcelain Veneers?
Some common alternatives to a veneer treatment that we provide at Dental Aesthetics to patients include dental crowns, bonding, and dental implants. However, veneers are a quite promising in-between solution to the problems of most of our patients.
Do you want to change or enhance the shape of your teeth or hide those stains on them? Getting veneers is the best choice to achieve a perfectly white and aligned smile. To start your treatment right away, give us a call TODAY or visit our clinic in DHA Lahore.