Porcelain Veneers are very thin porcelains, which are usually applied on the front teeth. The porcelain can be made very thin since it’s structure is strengthened. With a conservative approach, dentistry has spotlighted the restorative procedures that will require less tissue loss. Porcelain veneers are procedures that require little or no preparation in the tooth.
Porcelain veneers adhered with special dental adhesives have excellent aesthetic results due to their good light permeability. In this way, it is one of the most common restorative options. Laminae, which are produced very finely by using very sensitive techniques, adapt very well with teeth and peripherial tissues.
What is Porcelain Veneer?
The bad appearance in the anterior region of the teeth is improved and an aesthetic image is created with this method. Other treatment options include spotting, crookedness and disproportionate teeth proportioning and correction. In this procedure, the type of treatment we make bonding process consists of ceramic materials and give the patient an aesthetic appearance. It is an advanced method that can be used in order not to distort the aesthetic appearance of the tooth. Laminate veneers show similar characteristics with the tooth structure.
When is porcelain veneers preferred?
Color, shape and dental disorders that may occur in every person and these can be resolved for sure. So, can these disorders be resolved with Porcelain Veneer? Of course. There will be a solution to different dental problems besides these complaints: filling the gaps between the teeth or correcting distortions in the teeth. This method is recommended to our patients due to two main reasons; it has time and option advantages. Because teeth can be treated with Porcelain Veneer in just 7 to 8 days.
Porcelain veneers are the most aesthetic solution applied to cover the dental gaps called diastema between the teeth. Porcelain veneer can be preferred especially if you are not satisfied with the color of your teeth after bleaching process. Although orthodontic treatment is the truest among the treatments, it is not preferred by patients because it requires a long process. In these cases, porcelain veneers are an alternative treatment to gain aesthetic appearance conservatively. Due to the fracture, substance loss occurs in the teeth or the color and structure of the outdated fillings deteriorate. To correct all this, porcelain lamina can be preferred. Abrasion in the teeth is an element affecting the facial expression of the person. If the vertical size of the tooth becomes shorter, facial collapse occurs. For this reason, the vertical size of the tooth is restored by using porcelain veneers . This gives excellent results, especially on the front teeth.
What are the advantages of porcelain veneers ?
One of the biggest advantages of porcelain veneer is that teeth are less intervened. Therefore, the working time is shortened and this causes the patients to relax. Another advantage is that it is close to natural teeth due to its light transmittance. So it is easy to get a natural look. There are also color options. It fits perfectly where the teeth and gums meet. The reflection on the edge of the gingiva occurring in porcelain bridges that are metal supported does not occur in lamina veneers. In addition, the total treatment period is a shorter application since there are no separate sessions such as metal rehearsal, polish, zirconium, substrate rehearsal. It is not affected by substances such as tea, coffee and cigarettes, and no tartar is formed on it.
What are the disadvantages of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers require a very precise work from the preparation of the teeth to the measurement stage. After this stage, sensitivity is also at the forefront in laboratory processes. This is because the thickness of the prosthesis is approximately 0,5 mm. Also, adhering them with bonding tecnique gives them high strength but this step requires precision. It is a costly application compared to other treatment methods. In rare cases, the laminas are glued again by bonding if the porcelain leaflets are separated from the tooth.
How to Place Porcelain Veneers?
Applying to a specialist dentist can help you to start one step ahead at the beginning of your treatment. Your dentist will create a special treatment plan for you, considering your wishes and the needs of your teeth. Shaping is performed on the front of the teeth before proceeding with the design process. After this process, the front of the teeth will be ready for coating. Your gums are numbed and your pain sensation is reduced during the operation. A small part is prepared in the front part of the tooth with the milling tool. It should be compatible with laminate coating.
Teeth are measured and pressed into the mouth with a specially prepared dental cup. Your teeth mold will come out in this container with this suppression process.
When this cup is taken to the laboratory, the mold is removed according to your measured tooth size. Preparation of laminate veneers can be completed within a period of 4-5 days.
Your dentist can perform temporary laminate or temporary filling at the preparation stage of your laminates.
In the next step, your porcelain veneers are placed on your teeth.
Does Porcelain Veneer Treatment Hurt?
Your teeth are numbed while you are being treated. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. Therefore, you do not feel pain during the procedure. It is possible to have sensetive teeth temporary laminate is placed. Disposal of this phase is a very short time.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
The use of proper bonding / porcelain and the procedure to be performed by specialist doctors is extremely important for the life of the porcelain veneer. It can serve for many years just like the first day thanks to good oral care that patients should apply afterward.
In which patients can porcelain veneers be applied?
- Porcelain veneers in the anterior teeth with coloration problem
- Disordered, crooked and curvy teeth with level problems
- In teeth with diastema
- Outdated and large fillings with color problems
- In the restoration of worn and broken teeth
- In colours that could not be treated with tooth whitening caused by antibiotics and excessive fluoride use
- In cases where the patient is not cosmetically satisfied, porcelain lamina can be applied.
In such cases where porcelain veneers cannot be applied, aesthetic full porcelain corones can be preferred.
How to take care of porcelain veneers?
Their care is not different from natural teeth. It can be used for years thanks to patients’ good oral care practices. Everyone needs a beautiful smile. These are the aesthetic and long-lasting restorations applied without a set of operations on the tooth tissue for a beautiful smile.
What should be considered after getting porcelain veneers?
After the veneers adhere to the teeth, it naturally fuses with your teeth. However, habits such as chewing hard things, grinding teeth, eating nails, biting a pencil should be abandoned in order to preserve them longer. Also, it should not be neglected to have dental visits regularly for 6 months.
On whom porcelain veneers cannot be applied?
- It is not applied to individuals if their lower jaw is too far (Maxillary prognothia).
- It is not correct to say that the application cannot be performed in patients with a full closure of dental structures. The desired image can be achieved with small changes in the shape of the cut.
- Porcelain veneer cannot be made in people without sufficient enamel tissue.
- It cannot be applied in cases with severe fluorosis since lamina porcelains does not adhere sturdily.
- If patients have harmful habits such as teeth grinding, veneer should not be applied before treating these habits.
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