Very few of us are lucky enough to have a naturally straight, white, celebrities like smile but neither, for that matter, do many Cine Stars.

Instead, those gleaming smiles you see on the red carpet are often a result of a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments. Contact us for more details.

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Recreating Smile with Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are one of the most dramatic cosmetic dentistry procedures that can have an amazing effect on your smile, and in some cases, can be carried out in just one visit to your dentist, while you wait.

What is a Dental Veneer?

Dental Veneers, also known as dental contact lenses, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at improving the appearance of a smile. Teeth that are misshapen, discoloured, cracked or chipped can all benefit from dental veneers.  A dental veneer are thin, porcelain coverings customized to cover the front of a teeth. Each porcelain veneer is bonded onto the front of a tooth to create an aesthetically pleasing smile.

When do I really need them?

Veneers are wonderful option to provide a flawless façade to disguise your ugly or broken tooth behind it. They are an excellent solution for esthetic concerns such as:
• Spacing issues and gaps between teeth.
• Excessive wear which has changed the length or shape of a tooth or teeth.
• Cracks, fractures, or chipped teeth
• Staining or discoloration that does not respond to professional teeth whitening.
• Minor crowding or misalignment of the front teeth.
• Teeth that are by-birth smaller than “normal”. This commonly occurs on the lateral incisors (the teeth on either side of the two front teeth)

Do porcelain veneers look like natural teeth?

Absolutely! One key hallmark of veneer is that it looks incredibly natural. Each porcelain veneer is custom-designed and handcrafted to create the appearance of a beautifully enhanced tooth. With latest German CEREC technology the shape, size, color, and luster of every veneer is meticulously planned and milled to blend in with the surrounding teeth and deliver a high-quality smile. Additionally, it is ensured that every veneer fits and bonds to the prepared teeth precisely so that the borders of the restoration are imperceptible.

Do porcelain veneers hurt?

No, the porcelain veneers procedure is not considered painful. Procedure is done under a local anaesthesia for a painless experience. Your cosmetic dentist utilizes his considerable skill and experience to give patients the most relaxing, comfortable office visit possible. Moreover, temporary veneers are also given during the waiting periods to prevent any sensitivity until you receive your permanent veneers.

Are there any alternatives to porcelain veneers?

Crowns: If you are not a good candidate for treatment with all porcelain veneers—due to some badly damaged, severely misshapen or decayed teeth. You may be recommended with porcelain crowns. Instead of covering just the visible surface of tooth, a dental crown fits over the vulnerable body of the treated tooth like a cap to improve the health, strength, and appearance of each affected tooth.
Composite: Another option is cosmetic bonding, also known as “instant dental veneers” or “veneers-to-go” where tooth-coloured composite resin, is adhered to the front surface of teeth. This is the quickest process; however, this method does not yield results that are as long-lasting or shade stable as porcelain veneers.

Are there any alternatives to porcelain veneers?

Ultimately, the ideal treatment option for you will depend on a variety of factors that you and your dentist can discuss during your consultation. He will take the time to understand your current dental condition, dental needs, budget and explain all the options he offers that can achieve your goals. The more serious the tooth damage, the more essential it is to provide tailor-made protection for the tooth from the laboratory. However, If the tooth damage is minor, Composite bonding can be a perfect and quickest option, although it has less strength and longevity than porcelain veneers.

Are there any alternatives to porcelain veneers?

Communication and Planning
Not everyone wants an Ideal, copybook style, smile with perfectly straight, even, bright white teeth. Many prefer a smile that looks more like natural teeth, only slightly improved from their own natural teeth. Thus, the first step may be the most important one, and it is communication. Additionally, the dentist will take X-rays to evaluate the health of your teeth and surrounding jawbone. This step is necessary to identify signs of any gum disease, tooth decay, or other tooth defects that may need to be addressed before getting veneers

Teeth Preparation
This involves the dentist removing about ½ millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface before taking impressions (mould) of the teeth or before taking computerised scans of your prepared teeth. These scans or moulds are then sent to a dental lab for the fabrication of veneers and in the meantime, you will have temporary veneers to protect the prepared teeth.

Veneer Fixing
The dentist will hold each veneer against its corresponding tooth, checking colour, size and fit. To prepare your tooth to receive the veneer, the dentist will clean, polish and etc. Special cement is applied to the veneer, and the veneer is then placed on the tooth. The chemical in the cement is finally hardened with a special light beam. The dentist may request that you return for a follow-up visit a couple of weeks later to check how your gums are responding to the veneer and recheck how the veneer is fitting.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

When properly cared for, porcelain veneers can last for years, even decades. They are made with durable, stain-resistant material, which makes them strong, prevents them from changing colour, and keeps your smile looking youthful. Practicing good daily oral hygiene and scheduling routine oral exams is the best way to maintain your results long-term. Patients who frequently clench their jaw or grind their teeth at night may consider a small oral appliance (Night Guards) to protect the veneers during sleep.