Veneers are external orthopedic plates used in dentistry to improve the appearance of the dentition. By attaching veneers to the surface of the tooth, dentists correct the shape and change the color of the teeth. Veneers are usually made from durable materials such as ceramic or composite material.This modern method makes it possible to easily and quickly correct a number of dental defects and obtain an ideal smile.
The main types of veneers are:
1. Ceramic veneers
Ceramic veneers are known for their natural appearance, strength and durability, maintaining their beauty for many years. These types of veneers are made in dental laboratories. To install porcelain veneers, a small layer of enamel must be removed.
2. Composite veneers
Composite veneers are made directly on the teeth and do not require removal of the enamel layer. This is a more economical option, but it also has some disadvantages. Compared to ceramic veneers, composite veneers are less stable and tend to change color. If necessary, composite veneers can be easily repaired or replaced with new ones.
Problems that can be solved with veneers
Veneers are an effective method for correcting a number of dental defects, such as:
- - Jaundice of the teeth, cracked enamel and multiple caries of the front teeth. With veneers, you can hide the external defects of the tooth surfaces, giving your smile whiteness and a healthy look.
- Wrong bite. With veneers, it is possible to create a perfectly smooth set of teeth without the need for long-term orthodontic treatment.
- Space between teeth. Abnormal space between teeth can be corrected with veneers to create a harmonious smile.
- - Restoration of worn teeth. Teeth that are worn, decayed and deformed can be restored to their original size and shape with the help of veneers.
A consultation with an experienced dentist will definitively clarify whether veneers meet your needs and goals.
Placement of veneers is contraindicated in the following cases
- Patients with severe diseases of the oral cavity.
- People with thin tooth enamel. Installing veneers requires partial removal of the enamel layer, so it is not suitable for patients with very thin enamel.
- In the presence of complex anomalies of the bite. Veneers correct some bite defects, but complex deformities require orthodontic treatment.
- Veneers cannot be installed on severely damaged teeth.