With so many cosmetic dental procedures to choose from, the selection process can be a very daunting process especially for individuals who know close to nothing about crowns, veneers and the like. Dental veneers are just one of the different dental cosmetic procedure which you can opt for. These dental reconstructive materials are either fabricated and then bonded to the front surface of your teeth if not molded directly to the surface of your teeth, with the end goal of concealing dental flaws which may be found on the surface.
What are dental veneers for?
While dental veneers are effective at getting rid or concealing dental imperfections, dental veneers are not suitable for all sorts of dental imperfections. The fact that dental veneers only cover one side of the tooth means that it cannot confer the dental structure with the same strength as crowns. For this reason, cracks on the biting surface of the tooth, which could develop all the way to the base of the tooth and the same to split into two halves cannot be solved with the help of veneers. On the other hand, dental veneers can be used to treat minor dental chips, huge large fillings, and intrinsic stains.
What are the different types of veneers?
There are two types of dental veneers which you can go for depending on the situation and which one suits your budget more. These two types include you porcelain veneers and direct veneers.
Porcelain veneers are naturally made out of the porcelain which means that these dental works have to be fabricated before they can be attached to the tooth that requires treatment. For this reason, you would have to visit the dentist’s office twice — the first one is for the preparation of the tooth and the creation of the dental impressions while the second visit will be for the actual bonding of the dental veneer into place.
Direct veneers are made with composite resin material which makes them at a lower durability compared to porcelain veneers. However, the main advantage of using direct veneers is the fact that the entire treatment can be completed in just one visit to the dentist. This is because fabrication is not necessary anymore because of the fact that the composite resin material is placed directly on the tooth and then sculpted by the dentist in order for the tooth to have a better appearance.
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