Who doesn’t want to have great looking smile with pearly white teeth, but may not be possibly for many reasons. A few reasons like Dental fluorosis – a disease which degenerates the enamel of the teeth due to hypomineralization caused by ingestion of excess fluoride. In many cases a cosmetic dental procedure using laminates can be helpful. This article answers some of the common questions related to dental laminates, which can help you get pearly white teeth instantly.
Q: What is the difference between veneers/lumineers/componeers?
A veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth, to improve the aesthetics of a smile or and protect the tooth’s surface from damage. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain. Best thing about veneer over crown is that it’s a painless procedure which doesn’t require local anesthetic shot.
Componeers- smile to go are polymerised, pre-fabricated nano-hybrid-composite enamel-shells, which combine the advantages of direct composite restoration with those of lab-made Veneers. They are manufactured industrially from highly filled nano-hybrid-composite which ensures excellent homogeneity and stability of the enamel shells. The extremely thin veneer coatings from 0.3 mm allow a high level of conservation of hard tooth substance during preparation and can be fixed in one sitting.
Lumineers/ No-prep veneers are ultra-thin porcelain veneers that can be bonded directly over the patient’s tooth structure. Unlike traditional veneers, Lumineers preserve tooth tissue where possible and in most cases no tooth reduction is required. Lumineers are recommended for eliminating gaps, are used for color and chip correction, and the creation of beautiful smiles.
Q: If my teeth are reshaped for crown/ veneers what will they look like? Will they be sensitive?
Since veneers are individually sculpted for each patient, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth. Essentially crowns or veneers (see the cosmetic dentistry section on our website) will require two visits: one to shape the teeth and one to cement crown/ veneers to the teeth which will be customized according the smile you wish for.
Between visits, your dentist can place attractive provisional restorations to help prevent sensitivity, allow limited function, and provide a nice smile. These temporaries are designed to be in your mouth for a limited time, but are comfortable and natural looking until your new smile is completed.
Q: If I have veneers will I get cavities?
There is no higher or lower incidence of tooth decay with veneers, as long as they receive proper care. But yes if your mouth is already prone for decay you have to take extra precautions to make sure your teeth are free from decay.
Q: How long do porcelain veneers last?
The expected lifetime of a porcelain veneer is somewhere between seven and 20 years. Veneers sometimes come off or chip. If this happens, they can be repaired or replaced. Also, over time, the living tooth and gum tissue around the veneers will undergo changes that may require alterations to your veneers.
Q: How do I get veneers to match my other natural teeth?
This concern will be addressed by your cosmetologist. Most people undergo tooth whitening before getting their veneers in a whiter shade than their natural teeth to create a matching esthetic.
Q: Do porcelain veneers stain?
No, porcelain veneers should never stain. Unlike natural teeth, custom-made veneers resist coffee and tea stains, and cigarette smoke because they are made of high-tech materials.
Q: Can veneers even hide dark brown fluorosis stains too?
Yes, For teeth that resist whitening for eg: fluorosis, tetracycline stains; veneers can make even the darkest teeth appear bright white.
Q: Will my teeth become sensitive after getting veneers?
After the porcelain veneers are attached you will probably have some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures due to the removal of that thin layer of enamel. This typically disappears within a few days. In a healthy mouth properly treated with porcelain veneers—and where destructive forces are minimized or eliminated—a patient should be able to use porcelain veneers like his or her own teeth.
Q: Can I eat anything after getting veneers?
Although they’re very strong, veneers are also brittle. You should avoid the same excessive stresses you would avoid with non-veneered teeth: don’t bite your fingernails, chew ice, or try open beer bottles with your veneers.
What is the cost for veneers?
Cost depends on types of laminates and number of teeth for which those are required. Schedule your appointment today for a free consultation. You can ask your Cosmetic Dentist – How to get pearly white teeth?