Veneers are very thin porcelain coverings that the dentist sticks directly to the gently ground surface of the teeth.
Veneers not only allow a complete metamorphosis of the tooth shape (both its length and width), but also let you change the colour of the teeth. Due to that, you obtain a new aesthetic image that will improve your mood and strengthen your self-confidence.
indications for veneers
Veneers are an ideal way to modify our teeth, especially when patients are struggling with:
- Discoloration on enamel that is impossible to remove with traditional whitening
- Uneven shape of the teeth, disturbing the aesthetics of a smile
- Unaesthetic fillings visible on the tooth surface
- Diastema (a gap between adjacent teeth)
- Enamel damage (cracks and chips)
- Irregular length of individual teeth
It would seem that the most important thing about having beautiful teeth is the right colour. Patients, however, often do not realize that the shape of the teeth plays an equally important role here! One of the solution for patients who want to subtly modify the appearance of their teeth may be very inconspicuous, but extremely effective veneers.
How durable are the veneers?
The durability of veneers depends largely on the material of which they are made. For example, the durability of a veneer made of composite material is about 2-3 years, while porcelain veneers can be characterized by high aesthetics up to 13 years. A very important factor for veneer durability is proper oral hygiene.
Does putting veneers hurt?
All patients who are afraid of veneers should stop being worried – fixing them on the enamel is not painful. The same can be said about the grinding of the dentition itself – to ensure complete comfort, it is performed with local anaesthesia.