Dental porcelain veneers are restorations used to correct minor discolorations and defects of the teeth. As the procedure is only minimally invasive, it has gained much popularity due to the ease of fabrication and immediate results. The veneers are used on anterior teeth only and their main purpose is improved aesthetics.
1. What Area the Most Common Types of Veneers?
The veneers can be fabricated from porcelain or composite. The composite material allows the cosmetic dentist to mold the restoration in the mouth for immediate results. The porcelain veneers are created outside the mouth by a dental technician and permanently cemented in a subsequent visit.
The placement of veneers requires a reduction of the facial surface of the teeth to accommodate the new restorations without looking bulky or artificial. Although porcelain veneers provide better durability and aesthetic value then composite jackets, both types of restorations may have to be periodically replaced due to natural wear and tear.
With the advancements in technology, a new method of snap-on veneers have been developed which does not require any tooth reduction. This type of dental veneers serves as a removable appliance and can be worn on as-needed basis, but it does not provide the superb aesthetics and strength of the porcelain dental veneers.
2. What Conditions the Veneers Can Correct?
Dental veneers are beneficial for a number of reasons including natural-looking results and resistance to staining. They are also recommended for patients who experience the following conditions:
3. What is the Long-term Prognosis?
The success of the veneer placement depends on various factors, and all are taken into consideration by the cosmetic dentist when creating the initial treatment plan.