Improve the appearance of your teeth
Porcelain Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to create natural-looking covers on top of your existing teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. Veneers are often the cosmetic dental procedure of choice for those looking to make slight position alterations or to change tooth shape, size, and/or colour. Many of our patients at New Smile Dentists are already benefiting from our porcelain veneers in Phuket, which have vastly improved the appearance of their teeth.
The Benefits of Veneers
As veneers are individually sculpted for each patient, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth. Unlike natural teeth, custom-made veneers resist coffee and tea stains, and cigarette smoke because they are made of high-tech materials. This is one of the reasons why veneers are such a popular procedure in Phuket.
Unlike crowns, with veneers, your natural teeth remain largely intact with only a minimal amount being altered to fit the veneer.
For teeth that resist whitening, veneers can make even the darkest teeth appear bright white, as well as improving the tooth shape and/or size.
Considerations Before Having Veneers
Because a portion of the original tooth enamel is reduced, a veneer is not considered a reversible treatment. Although adjustments and even new veneers can be made, you can never reliably return to the original condition of the tooth.
After the porcelain veneers are attached you may have some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures due to the removal of the thin layer of enamel. This sensitivity typically disappears within a few days. In a healthy mouth with properly applied veneers, and where destructive forces are minimised or eliminated, you should be able to use porcelain veneers just like your own teeth. Although they are very strong, veneers are also brittle. You should avoid the same excessive stresses you would avoid with non-veneered tooth: don’t bite your fingernails, chew ice, or open beer bottle with your veneers!
New Smile Dentists Clinic in Phuket advise that patients should take extra special care of their teeth for the first few days after having the veneers applied.
Maintenance of Porcelain Veneers
Maintaining porcelain veneers is actually quite simple: Treat them how you would treat your original teeth, with routine brushing and flossing. Using non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste will be suggested for most patients.
One week after your veneers are placed, you will be required to return to the office for a follow-up visit and evaluation so that the dentist can see how your mouth is reacting to the veneers. This is a normal practice for Phuket dentists. Even if you feel the veneers are a success, this appointment is vital to your future oral health.
If you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth, your dentist may fit you with a nighttime bite guard so you do not damage your veneers.
There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite veneer and porcelain veneer.
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-coloured materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their colour, shape, size, or length.
Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains than resin composite and better mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth. Resin composite veneers are thinner and require removal of less of the tooth surface before placement. Further information regarding the material of veneers is available at New Smile Dentists, Phuket branch – contact us for a consultation today.
To decide whether veneers may be the right choice.
As stated above, patients must have healthy teeth and gums to qualify for dental veneers. Patients with conditions such as tooth decay, gum disease, and root canal infection typically do not qualify for veneers. However, after a dentist successfully treats these issues, patients are usually cleared for cosmetic enhancement. Some patients who habitually grind their teeth and clench their jaw may be disqualified from receiving veneers.