What is a Dental Veneer?
A tooth veneer is one of the most beautiful procedures in dentistry. Dental veneers can greatly improve the aesthetics of a person’s smile with a minimum of tooth preparation. With expert technique, these corrections can last for a long time. A tooth veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that is bonded to the tooth after minor preparation. They provide a harmonized esthetic look and the results will last for a long time.
There are different types of teeth veneers. The choice will depend on the clinical findings such as existing tooth color, spacing, and quality of enamel. In general they fall into two categories: porcelain, which is hand built with powder and liquid or E-max veneers, which are made by layers of porcelain.
It is important that thoroughly detailed and esthetic evaluation be made at the start of the veneers process. Diagnostic tools can help you decision. At Obeid Dental we utilize a ‘mock up’, better known as a try-in, of how your future smile will look prior to deciding proper treatment, which more effective than a computer drawing or stone model. In some situations, dental veneers cannot deliver the desired esthetic look, especially if the color of the original teeth are very dark.
The good news is that there are always options. All teeth veneers are handcrafted in our in-house dental laboratory. At Obeid Dental we will make sure that you receive the best treatment to fit your dental needs, esthetic desire, and work within your budget.
Indication for Teeth Veneers
Changing the size and shape of teeth:
If your teeth are too small, or have an imbalanced form, veneers can correct size discrepancy and asymmetry
Teeth can be discolored for many reasons. Some are external factors such as brown yellow staining from food and tobacco. Some staining is internal such as tetracycline staining. Fluoridation spots initially present as white but are prone to become darkened by food and beverages.
Spacing Between Teeth:
Clinically referred to as ‘diastema’, referring to an excessive space between teeth. This can be cute on kids but many adults feel self conscious of the gap. Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice to treat this condition.
Large Cavities on the Anterior Teeth:
Front teeth with fillings are usually treated with a tooth colored composite. Eventually this material can dull or discolor with food stain. Larger fillings may be best treated by veneer.
Loss of tooth structure due to sport injury, accidents and excessive wear can be treated with veneers to visually restore the damaged areas.
Veneers can create an overall smile makeover. For changes to the size, shape, and the color of your teeth, or for replacing previous dental work that is beginning to show its age, veneers are a conservative and highly effective option.