Porcelain veneers are very fine porcelain pieces used to
provide the person a pleasant and smooth smile without disturbing the natural
appearance of the teeth and at the same time provide the same strength and
flexibility as natural tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers are generally the
preferred material for those who want to make slight position changes or change
tooth shape, size and color. This material consists of a collection of several
thin ceramic layers and the adhesive layer that changes the original tooth
enamel. Porcelain veneers are a very satisfying option, especially when the
original teeth develop poor color, shape and unwanted contours. Porcelain
veneers may also be the best option if superficial stains do not respond well
to whitening or bleaching.
Who Is This For?
Individuals with broken teeth, stained teeth, gaps between teeth and crooked and undesired tooth position
2- 3 weeks
Potential Risks & Side Effects
Most patients report that their full compliance with porcelain veneers takes approximately two weeks. After two or three weeks, there should be no major difference between the feel and function of the natural teeth and the porcelain veneers.
Success Rate: 96%
How Does it Work?
Dental veneers are thin covers which are specially crafted to fit your tooth, to correct the aesthetic issues. Veneers are typically made from ceramic or composite resin materials, which are then bonded to your teeth with a specially formulated dental cement.
What Does a Porcelain Veneer Procedure Involve?
If you are undergoing the veneers procedure at your local dentist, the process may take a few weeks to complete. But if you travel abroad for the treatment, it will only take 5 to 10 days to complete the surgery.
We understand that every patient is different, so we carefully plan your trip from A-Z and we hook you up with an expert dentist who can customize the procedure so as to suit your preferences, goals, expectations as well as the dental clinic’s best practices.
1. Consultation with the dentist
When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your dentist. He/she will examine your teeth and then will decide if veneers are suitable for you. Sometimes patients think they need veneers when there is another procedure that is perfect for their condition. During the one-on-one consultation session with your dentist, he/she will inform you about the details of the Veneers procedure.
However, foreign patients are required to have send photos of their teeth as well as dental history before they even travel. After examining the photos, you will have a detailed discussion about the whole procedure with your dentist. Once you both agree on details, the dentist will start to prepare you for the procedure.
2. Preparing the teeth
When preparing the porcelain veneers procedure, your dentist takes an impression of each of the teeth to determine the final shape and look. These impressions are then used by a laboratory to custom-make the porcelain shells that will be cemented to the teeth.
3. Placing the veneers
After the final custom shells are received from the lab, your dentist carefully removes a very thin layer (usually in less than a millimeter) of original enamel from the surface of each tooth. This is done for creating a roughened surface on the front of the teeth that will bond easily to the cement, allowing the porcelain veneer to sit flush against the natural tooth and not to appear protruding abnormally.
Finally, your dentist will use a special light to harden the cement quickly in-office, this allows you to use your new teeth as soon as the procedure finishes. After this precise working, you can even start eating normally once you leave their last procedure appointment.
What Should I Expect from a Porcelain Veneers Procedure?
Things You Should Do Before the Porcelain Veneers Procedure
Is The Porcelain Veneer Procedure Painful?
There is no pain during the procedure once numbness takes effect. However, in rare cases, patients may feel pain or soreness after the numbness subsides. Dentists may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.
Are Porcelain Veneers Permanent?
Porcelain veneers provide excellent aesthetic results and satisfying longevity which is generally 10 to 15 years. After this time, they need to be replaced by a new procedure.
Can Porcelain Veneers Be Whitened?
The whitening gels only work on natural teeth and have no effect on porcelain surfaces.
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