Dental veneers are specific materials that are placed on the front of the teeth to improve their appearance. It is preferred by people who have problems such as stains, discolorations, broken teeth, decay or curvature in their teeth. It is also suitable for people who cannot get results with teeth whitening or braces.
Dental Veneers Procedures
Dental veneers involve different procedures related to their types. There are two types of veneers: Composite and porcelain. A piece of tooth enamel is removed before porcelain veneers are placed. Teeth are measured. The removed mold is sent to a laboratory that produces special veneers. The dentist can put temporary veneers on the person at this stage. Then, the suitability of the veneers is checked and the color is decided. Finally, the veneers are bonded. In composite veneers, the teeth are cleaned and reshaped before the practice. After this stage, the color is adjusted and the veneers are placed. A special light is used during bonding so that the veneer dries and hardens. Finally, they are polished to look like natural teeth.
Differences Between Composite Veneer and Porcelain Veneer
Although both coat materials look similar, there are cases where they differ from each other. The veneer should be chosen depending on preference and need. The differences can be listed as follows:
- • Porcelain veneers are more expensive,
- • In composite veneers, it may not be necessary to remove the enamel,
- • Porcelain veneers are performed in more than one session,
- • Composite coatings can be finished in a single session,
- • Porcelain veneers are more durable,
- • Porcelain coatings are stain resistant, the composite material can be stained,
- • Composite coatings are easier to treat,
- • Porcelain veneers look more natural.
Dental Veneers Aftercare
After the veneers are placed, the dentist sets an examination date. Until this date, the condition of the coatings in the mouth and the comfort of the patient is evaluated. After the practice, generally, all kinds of food and drink can be consumed with caution. However, attention should be paid to the consumption of products such as tea, and coffee, especially since the composite material can be stained. Conditions such as complete dental care, not biting hard objects, paying attention to hard foods, and grinding teeth should be considered. Regular and good care ensures the longevity of the coatings. This period can vary from 10 to 20 years.