Dental veneers and lumineers – porcelain veneers or porcelain laminates
A veneer is a fine layer of ceramic that is glued to the front (vestibular) surface of the tooth. The veneer is made of a ceramic material that is aesthetically pleasing, durable and does not weaken the tooth. It is possible to fit a veneer on one tooth, or in complex cases of modifications for cosmetic purposes veneers can be stuck to all the front teeth. The advantage of ceramic veneers is that they enable the living tooth to be retained, with minimum preparation of the teeth needed. They are very useful in several situations, including:

  • to hide discoloration
  • to change the color of teeth when whitening is ineffective
  • to change the shape of a tooth
  • to lengthen a tooth
  • to close gaps between teeth (diastemata)
  • to reinforce cracked or damaged teeth and improve their appearance.

Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Resin veneers are thinner and require removal of less of the tooth surface before placement. You will need to discuss the best choice of veneer material for you with DXD dentist Dubai.

Diagnosis and treatment planning

This first step involves your active participation. Explain to DXD dentist the result that you are trying to achieve. During this appointment, DXD dentist will examine your teeth to make sure dental veneers are appropriate for you and discuss what the procedure will involve and some of its limitations. He or she also may take X-rays and possibly make impressions of your mouth and teeth.

Preparation

To prepare a tooth for a veneer, DXD dentist will remove about 1/2 millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, which is an amount nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added to the tooth surface. Before trimming off the enamel, you and DXD dentist will decide the need for a local anesthetic to numb the area. Next, DXD dentist will make a model or impression of your tooth. This model is sent out to dental laboratory, which in turn constructs your veneer. It usually takes 1-2 weeks for dentist to receive the veneers back from the laboratory. For very unsightly teeth, temporary dental veneers (Dubai) can be placed for an additional cost.

Bonding

Before the dental veneer is permanently cemented to your tooth, Dentist will temporarily place it on your tooth to examine its fit and color. He or she will repeatedly remove and trim the veneer as needed to achieve the proper fit; the veneer color can be adjusted with the shade of cement to be used. Next, to prepare your tooth to receive the veneer, your tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched — which roughens the tooth to allow for a strong bonding process. A special cement is applied to the veneer and the veneer is then placed on your tooth. Once properly position on the tooth, DXD dentist will apply a special light beam to the dental veneer, which activates chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden or cure very quickly. The final steps involve removing any excess cement, evaluating your bite and making any final adjustments in the veneer as necessary. DXD dentist may ask you to return for a follow-up visit in a couple of weeks to check how your gums are responding to the presence of your veneer and to once again examine the veneer’s placement.

Advantages

  • They provide a natural tooth appearance.
  • Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well.
  • Porcelain veneers are stain resistant.
  • The color of a porcelain veneer can be selected such that it makes dark teeth appear whiter.
  • Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color and shape; veneers generally don’t require the extensive shaping prior to the procedure that crowns do, yet offer a stronger, more aesthetic alternative.
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