Advantages And Disadvantages Of Dental Veneers

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What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin coatings of ceramic or tooth-colored materials like composite resins. They are usually placed on the front surface of the teeth for aesthetic results. Dental veneers act as a conservative solution for cosmetic problems. Porcelain veneers are more popular as compared to the composite veneers. The direct composite veneers are discussed in ‘tooth bonding’ section.

What are the benefits and indications of dental veneers?

Dental veneers give excellent results in the treatment of conditions like discolored teeth, gap between teeth and slightly malaligned teeth. You can have a beautiful smile with porcelain veneers within two appointments. If you want to improve your smile, and want to do it quickly, then dental veneers are the
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Dental veneers can correct these problems and the treatment duration is also short, unlike the orthodontic treatment.

Some people may refrain from smiling as a large portion of their gums is visible during smiling. A gummy smile can be effectively treated with dental veneers. Porcelain shells can increase the length of the teeth to give you the picture-perfect smile.

What are the steps involved in the fabrication of porcelain veneers?

During the initial consultation, we will first talk with you and understand your requirements. Your dentist will carry out a detailed clinical examination and diagnostic tests to confirm if you are a suitable candidate for dental veneers.

The procedure for traditional porcelain veneers can be completed in two appointments and there is usually a gap of 1-2 weeks between the two appointments.

First appointment: Usually, anesthesia is not required during the procedure. However, we may give you local anesthesia before the tooth preparation in certain clinical situations. Firstly, your dentist will determine the shade of your tooth and then prepare the tooth

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