A good smile does wonders in raising your self-esteem and increasing your level of positive attitude. Smiles can be re-invented by cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth bleaching, dental veneers, composite restorations, crowns, etc. We take facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth (color, width, length, shape and tooth display), gum tissue and lips into consideration to give you a healthy and beautiful smile.
The following complaints can be beautifully addressed at White Feather Dental:
- Spaces between the teeth:
- Chipped teeth
- Yellow teeth/ Stained teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Uneven or undersized teeth
Veneers are a great option for patients who are not happy with their smile due to the above mentioned problems and makes an effective and durable method of smile designing. Dental veneers are very thin, tooth-colored materials that are custom-fit and stuck to the teeth by means of special dental adhesives.
What are the types of Veneers?
There are two types of veneers, direct and indirect. Let’s look at each separately.
Indirect Veneers require multiple appointments with the dental surgeon but offer better results compared to Direct Veneers. These are thin shells of ceramic which bond to the tooth surface and give lustre and shine to the teeth. We usually do a mock up and show you the final outcome prior to placing the veneers. The tooth is reduced by approximately one half of a millimeter or even less. An impression is taken of the teeth and sent to the laboratory for creation of the custom-made veneer.
Ceramic veneers are custom-made in a laboratory and glued to the teeth with the help of dental cements. They resist stains better than composite or direct veneers and better simulate the shine of natural teeth. With routine care and good oral hygiene, ceramic laminate veneers can be a conservative and ideal treatment option.
Direct Veneers are done with composite which is a tooth colored material and can be directly bonded onto the tooth. Direct veneers are much faster and cost effective. Small defects can be beautifully restored with composite. The dental surgeon will match the shade of composite to your teeth to get the perfect natural result. Composite veneers are thinner and require less removal of the tooth surface before placement.
Before any kind of veneer is selected, the dentist would clinically examine the teeth and take radiographs if necessary. Based on the expectations of the patient and the extent of correction needed, the treatment plan would be recommended.