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Modern dentistry allows individuals to achieve their ideal smiles. One dentistry approach for improving your smile and visual appearance is laminate veneer. Cosmetic dentists cement laminate veneers onto the stained and damaged teeth, leaving a smooth tooth surface with a natural shine. 

Who Can Have Laminate Veneers? 

Laminate veneers are perfect for you to gain a beautiful smile. Dentists recommend laminate veneers to patients who experience uneven bites, tooth decay, and severely stained teeth. 

Here is what laminate veneers help patients achieve. 

  • Close any unwanted gaps between teeth, especially between the front teeth 
  • Conceal discoloration where teeth whitening is not an option 
  • Cover small cracks and restore natural tooth
  • Make abnormally small teeth appear the standard size 
  • Restore slightly worn down the tooth surface

While veneers transform the appearance and create the ideal smiles, laminate veneers may not suit every patient. 

Here are some factors that make a good candidate for the procedure. 

  • Ability to ensure good established oral hygiene to keep the veneers from aging or wearing out
  • The patient must have an ideal tooth alignment 
  • Teeth must be compatible with the placement process 

In addition, the patient should not display either of these disqualifying health conditions:

  • Teeth grinding (can crack veneers)
  • Jaw clenching can compromise veneers surface
  • Nail-biting can reduce veneer's adherence to tooth enamel.  

Therefore, the cosmetic dentist will examine whether you suffer from the above disqualifying conditions to ascertain that you are the right candidate for laminate veneers. 

Treatment Duration 

The procedure of laminate veneers fitting from initial consultation to final placement can take anywhere between 2 to 3 weeks. In most cases, dentists will break the procedure into separate appointments, and they try to complete the procedure within three weeks. 

The dentist will request you come back for a follow-up appointment a week or two after placing the veneers to check how they are settling in your mouth and determine whether additional adjustments may be necessary. 

Potential Risks and Side Effects of Laminate Veneers

  • Dental sensitivity owing to removal of enamel off the teeth surface
  • A sense of discomfort characterized by tingling sensation and pain
  • Minor inflammation in the gum area 
  • Increased risk of tooth pulp injury since the dentist will remove enamel
  • Failure to achieve 100% match of the desired results 
  • Chipping and cracking due to misplacement and handling of veneers

If you plan to go for a laminate veneers procedure, consider an experienced cosmetic dentist. Laminate veneers turkey provides a painless experience. 

Laminate Veneers Recovery Time 

Patients take about 1-2 weeks to adjust to the laminate veneers. During the recovery duration, patients complain of discomfort and tooth sensitivity. However, using a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth can help you deal with post-procedure discomfort. 

For a faster recovery time, the patient should protect oral health. Therefore, keep up with brushing and flossing routines. When brushing, make sure you clean the locations where veneers meet the gumline. 

Success Rate 

Like other dental procedures, laminate veneers provide an estimated survival rate of 93.5%. The common causes of failure include conditions like marginal discoloration, nonvital teeth, and bruxism. 

A typical laminate veneer lasts between 7 and 10 years before replacing. However, the period can reduce significantly, especially if the patient consumes colored food or exposes the veneers to extreme conditions. 

Alternative Treatment 

Patients may choose various cosmetic dentistry procedures as alternatives for laminate veneers. The available options include:

Teeth whitening—provide a brighter appearance in just one assignment 

Invisalign— an excellent choice for patients looking for non-invasive teeth straightening

Crowns—Customized caps that fit naturally between your other teeth and match the color of your smile

Dental bonding—composite bonding offers patients a more affordable alternative to veneers. 

When considering laminate veneers vs. composite bonding, remember that both procedures aim to blend with the color of surrounding teeth. However, veneers are stain-resistant, unlike composite bonding, which may darken over time. 

 

How is Laminate Veneer Performed?  

Getting the laminate veneer requires the patient making three trips to the dentist. The initial visit involves consultations, while the third visit is to apply the veneers. 

Once the dentist has determined you qualify for the procedure, the treatment will begin immediately. Therefore, your dentist will bond the laminate veneers onto the outer sides of the teeth to fix any dental issues. 

What Does Laminate Veneers Involve? 

  • Initial Consultations 

We understand that every patient could have unique requirements and preferences. The initial consultation may occur face to face or online. The consultant will examine your teeth and decide if laminate veneers are suitable for you during this stage. In addition, the consultant will take time to explain to you laminate veneers before and after in detail. 

  • The Treatment Plan

After the initial consultation with the dentist, he will prepare the treatment plan. During this stage, the dentist will consider the details you provided in the previous meeting. The treatment plan will include the actual appointment and an outline of what to expect. 

  • The Actual Treatment 

Upon arrival, the cosmetic dentist will prepare your teeth for the treatment. The preparation involves taking an impression of each tooth and determining the final shape and look. The impressions will help the dentists customize the laminate shells that will cement your teeth.

What should I Expect After Laminate Veneers? 

  • After placement of laminate veneers, it takes a few weeks to realize the new look and smile
  • The patient may experience unstable bites, especially if the procedure changes length or thickness. 
  • Gum sensitivity may occur the first few days after the procedure. Therefore, the patient should avoid cold and hot beverages. 
  • Oral hygiene is still critical after the laminate veneers. 

Things You Should Avoid before The Treatment 

  • Avoid taking aspirin and other medication associated with blood thinning. 
  • Inform the doctor of any allergies as soon as you arrive for the initial consultation 
  • Do not consume alcoholic beverages as they can affect anesthesia

FAQ

How Long Do Laminate Veneers Last?

With proper oral health, dental veneers can last up to three decades. Therefore, patients should avoid exposing their teeth to dangerous conditions that degrade the veneers. 

What is the Difference Between Dental Laminates and Veneers? 

Dental laminates have the same function as dental veneers. Dentists use the two terms interchangeably. 

Do They Shave Your Teeth For Laminate Veneers? 

Yes! The dentist must shave the enamel for the laminate veneer. Shaving removes the outer white layer of your tooth. 

How Long Do Veneers Take From Start To Finish?

On average, veneers consultation can take up to three weeks, with three consultations. The initial consultation involves gathering information to prepare the treatment plan. The second consultation, which occurs in the second week, involves preparing teeth for the procedure. Finally, during the last consultation, the dentist places the veneers. 

 

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    I have been wanting to get veneers done for years now to achieve that perfect smile that everyone wants haha and finally made the decision to do so. Best decision I could have made for myself, they look flawless!
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