Porcelain Veneers & Lumineers
Porcelain veneers, also known as dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates are thin custom made shells that have the color of teeth and are used to enhance the appearance of teeth in cosmetic dentistry. They are used to cover the tooth’s surface to conceal a number of dental problems that bear undesirable dental appearance. Porcelain veneers are made from resin composite material or porcelain. You can discuss with your dentist to know which one is best for you. They are stain resistant and are more identical to natural teeth. They are also highly recommended in the field cosmetic dentistry as they have better light reflecting properties.
Reasons for Getting Veneers & Lumineers
Since their inception in cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers & lumineers have been used to correct quite a number of dental conditions. Veneers can be used to enhance the appearance of;
(i) Discolored teeth
(ii) Worn out teeth
(iii) Chipped, cracked and broken teeth
(iv) Misaligned and irregularly shaped teeth
(v) Gapped teeth
Even though these are the main reasons that can call for the use of porcelain veneers & lumineers, it is also important to note that some people opt to use veneers not necessarily because they have major dental problems but just to improve their dental appearance. Veneers & lumineers have great light reflecting properties and this is why most celebrities chose to have them to complement their looks and smile.
The Process of Getting Veneers & Lumineers
After a consultation with us, you will first be subjected to a smile analysis and a diagnostic mock-up that will help you achieve your most desired dental appearance. Here, you will try several veneers to get the best shaped veneers that will give you that amazing and charming smile. After this, the dentist will construct the preferred veneer using a mold of the patient’s tooth. It is then color-matched to the rest of the teeth. Typically, veneers are constructed in a lab and may take a few days.
When the veneers are delivered, they will be ready to be placed. The patient’s tooth surface is first roughened to enhance adhesiveness between the tooth and the veneer. To apply the veneer, the dentist uses little dental adhesive that is hardened by specialized ultraviolet rays. After it is cured, minor adjustments are made to make sure that the veneer blends with the rest of the teeth. You might need to go to the dentist one or more time to make sure the veneer is in the perfect shape and position before it completely heals. After the procedure is done, you should expect mild tooth sensitivity because of the enamel that was removed during roughening. It will however subsidize within a few days.
Proper Maintenance for Porcelain Veneers & Lumineers
Unlike most dental solutions veneers require very little maintenance. Treat your veneers as if they were organic teeth. Routine brushing and flossing using non-abrasive toothpaste is recommended. It is also advisable to visit your dentist immediately if there is any noticeable deformities after being applied.
(a) They blend very well with natural teeth
(b) Easy maintenance
(c) Great light reflecting properties
(d) Stain resistant
(e) Will not affect gum tissue
(f) Veneers have a life expectancy of 5-10 years if cared for properly
(a) Patients may experience teeth sensitivity
(b) It is an irreversible procedure
Although veneers are considered an expensive solution, it is a worthy procedure. First, it can greatly transform your dental appearance to give you that charming smile you’ve yearned for. If you are in Gramercy Park and are looking to enhance your dental appearance, porcelain veneers or lumineers should be on your wish list. Contact us today to create your own beautiful smile that you’ve always dreamed of. Artista Dental Studio, where every smile is a work of art!