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Dental Veneers: What You Need to Know

Everyone loves to smile, but not everyone has perfect and shiny teeth for a perfect smile. There are many reasons for this. All teeth have a natural shape. There are problems like tooth decay, accidental damage, and poor oral hygiene. Dentistry has many solutions to this problem. Veneers are one of them that can give your teeth a perfect shape.

Let’s have a look at what the veneers are and how it works.

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What Are Dental Veneers?

According to the ADA, veneers are custom-made thin coverings for the front teeth that blend with the teeth and give a natural look. Veneers mask the tooth decay, chipped, crooked, or stained teeth. Placing veneers is an irreversible process. Once veneers are applied, they can’t be removed and a part of the enamel has to be removed while placing them.

Types Of Dental Veneers

Veneers can be made from two materials:
  1. Porcelain
  2. Composite resin
According to the American Dental Association, porcelain made veneers take more time for placing as compared to those made from composite material. The dentist removes a part of the enamel and takes the impression of your natural teeth. The impression is then sent to the lab where veneers are designed. You may have to book another appointment as the porcelain veneers can take several days to get ready. Contrary to this, composite resin veneers can be designed and placed in a single visit. The dentist shapes and prepares the damaged teeth. Then, bonds the veneers using resin cement. It’s a smile makeover in one dental treatment.

Advantages Of Porcelain And Composite Resin Dental Veneers

Both porcelain and composite resin veneers have several advantages.

Advantages of Composite Resin Dental Veneers

  1. Composite resin veneers cost about half than porcelain veneers.
  2. Less enamel has to be removed if you want to have composite resin veneers.
  3. These veneers can be fixed if they get damaged.

Advantages of Porcelain Dental Veneers

  1. Porcelain veneers are long-lasting. It costs more than compared to composite resin veneers, but they are more long-lasting. They are stronger than composite resin veneers and do not stain easily.
  2. Porcelain veneers are translucent and look natural.
  3. They require less enamel removal as compared to caps and crowns.

Cleaning And Maintenance Of Dental Veneers

Veneers also need proper cleaning and maintenance like regular teeth. They are irreversible and needs a lot of care and cleaning. Brush twice a day and floss daily to keep your veneers and other teeth healthy and clean. The toothpaste Colgate Total Advanced Deep Clean can help you keep a good oral hygiene. It has advance-cleaning silica that is the same as the dentists’ use. It gives you a clean and clear mouth with a dentist-clean feeling.
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Don’t forget to visit ArtSmiles on the Gold Coast area regularly. We can guide you best about the products you should use to maintain your veneers. Dr. Cristian is a cosmetic dentist and focuses on anti-ageing dentistry.

ArtSmiles is conveniently located in Southport and our dentists are ready to serve you. Click here to book your appointment. 

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