If you are worried about how to preserve your healthy teeth or want uniformity in terms of color, veneers are the best for you. Dental veneers are personalized, very thin tooth shells that are placed unto the front tooth to become aesthetically beautiful. By doing so, the desired color, size, and shape are achieved. Veneers are a great option for not so serious dental problems like discoloration; root canal treatment effect, stains, use of extreme fluoride-rich toothpaste, or fillings. Additionally, veneers are also an excellent option for filling numerous gaps and restoring broken and chipped teeth.
There are two options you can choose from; composite and porcelain veneers.
• Composite veneers – are types of veneers that are made by the dentists themselves on their premises and are positioned directly unto the teeth. This is less expensive than porcelain veneers and can be done in a single visit.
• Porcelain Veneers – are types of veneers that are made in a laboratory. This is a little bit more expensive than composite veneers because of the material used and meticulous procedure; from consultations, measurements, and installations.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers:
Strength and Durability
Porcelain veneers are naturally strong and durable. Your investment in such material will not be thrown into the trash as it is surely durable. You can now enjoy your favorite food without compromising the cost and time spent on it. You had just brought back the natural look and natural function of your teeth.
Due to the porcelain’s robust nature, it can last up to 10 years or more when taken with utmost care. Compared to composite veneers, porcelain veneers last longer as once it is bonded, it is very durable. When chipped or damaged, porcelain veneers must be replaced as they cannot be repaired.
The best thing about having porcelain veneers is their resistance to stains. You can now continue sipping your morning coffee or afternoon tea, drinking a glass of Zinfandel, and smoking without worry. Unlike composite veneers, it is more translucent and better looking. The glass-like and smooth properties of porcelain can resist all stains. Composite veneers are more prone to staining.
Can be combined with other Treatments
Trimming, shade and impression taking, temporary veneers placing, pre-cementation, and bonding are just some important steps to be done in porcelain veneers installation. Some other necessary treatments can be done upon the suggestion of your dentist. This is to make sure that everything is in the right place.
Risks of Porcelain veneers:
Treatment is irreversible
You got to make up your mind because there is no turning back. If you are having some commitment issues, take a break as undergoing the process of having porcelain veneers are considered irreversible. The procedure includes trimming which will scrape the enamel surrounding your teeth leaving only a thin cover of the dentin – the innermost components of a tooth. The trimming process, unfortunately, cannot be undone.
Few Chances of Tooth sensitivity
The removal of tooth enamel triggers sensitivity. Usually, only half of the patients are becoming sensitive to hot and cold drinks. On a lighter note, this is considered a normal reaction after the procedure as your gums are in the process of healing. When feeling some sort of pain, your dentist will recommend you to take ibuprofen to ease the pain or do some follow up of work like filing. This process will make the teeth smooth and will wash away atomic pieces that cause pain.
Can de-bond or break
De-bonding or breaking of porcelain veneers happens only when you are not taking care of it. If this would ever happen due to some situations, your dentist will conduct necessary procedures like replacement.
Requires enamel removal
Trimming is one of the primary steps in veneering. This is usually done but at some point, other patients tend to have thinner enamels making dentists shave little than expected. Enamel removal depends on the patient’s situation. It entirely relies on the fit of the veneers; from the setting, inspection, and repeated trim until the desired fit is achieved.
Cost of Porcelain veneers:
Porcelain veneers are expensive; from the consultation which covers a fee up until you decide to undergo the procedure. The materials and the intensive work to be done is what makes it expensive. You gotta keep going to the bank but it will all be worth it.
Can cost upto $1,000 to $1,500 per tooth
The cost depends on the range and number of teeth to be done. It will cost $1,000 to $1,500 per tooth – yes, you’ve read it right. Veneering might cost a fortune but you will definitely bring that bright and beautiful smile for a long time.
Your commitment to have aesthetic teeth, money to be spent, time to be lent, depends on you. If you feel you are worthy to have porcelain veneers, talk things over with us through a professional consultation! Learn more and fully understand the advantages and disadvantages of having veneers by contacting Markham Stouffville Smile Centre. Let us get it done!