The advantages of the veneering process
Because of the multiple veneer indications, patients can enjoy the benefits of dental whitening, restorations (crowns) and orthodontic treatment, all together in a very short time (2-3 sessions).
Dental veneers maintain their color well over time as ceramics are highly resistant to stains and nonporous.
Although the technology used and the ceramic materials that the veneers are made of are pretty expensive, they are considered a very good dental investment over time.
The treatment can boost a patient's confidence.
Disadvantages of dental veneers
Veneering process is not reversible. Once the teeth are covered with veneers, they cannot return to their previous situation, you can only replace the veneers with new ones after a number of years.
As with any dental work, there is a period of accomodation with the new veneers. At first, difficulties in pronouncing certain consonants like "v", "f" or "s" may occur. Dental veneers can be adjusted later by the dentist, if necessary.
Broken or cracked tooth veneers can not be repaired. In case of a fracture, they must be replaced.
Although rare, they can fall off from the teeth. To avoid this, vicious habits such as nail biting, pen, pencils or other hard objects are forbidden. It is recommended to avoid excessive force on the teeth.
Teeth covered with veneers can still be affected by caries in areas not covered, so a very rigorous hygiene is required.
When are dental veneers not recommended?
Patients who will receive dental veneers should have a healthy periodontal tissue and a very good dental hygiene. Gum disease can even compromise the appearance of a very well done job.
A very important contraindication is the nocturnal or diurnal bruxism and the vicious habits. Bruxism or "teeth grinding", "teeth clenching" is an enemy of dental veneers because it generates very large forces on them and although they are made of porcelain that is resistant and durable, they can break or even detach completely from the surface of the teeth.
Tooth decay or untreated dental infections (tooth abscesses or granulomas) contraindicate cosmetic treatment of affected teeth. Veneers can be applied only after the prior treatment of the teeth.
Read also about the Zirconia Restorations.
Some examples where Dental Veneers were used
How much do veneers cost?
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