A veneer is a shell or layer that is made of materials of the same color as the teeth of people and is used to cover the front surface of teeth that may not look good due to distance, different colors, or they are deformed and crooked. Veneers are usually made in the laboratory by a dentist and based on a model prepared by a dentist. To place the veneer on the tooth, it is necessary to remove a small amount of enamel, so the use of veneers is not reversible. Some foods and beverages may cause the veneer to discolor.
When are veneers used?
On the recommendation of dentists, veneers are used in the following cases:
-Lifting short teeth
-Modify the smile design
-Correction of bad color and deformity of teeth without orthodontics in the upper and lower jaw
-Close the space between the teeth
-Increase the beauty and clarity of teeth
Patients who have veneers have to take regular care of their mouths and teeth, they should brush and floss at least twice a day, as well as rinse their mouths with an antiseptic mouthwash. Veneers do not need special treatment. Your dentist may advise you to avoid foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, or wine. Veneers last between about 15 years but can chip or break over time. Small chips can be repaired, but in most cases, new coatings are needed.
Some pros of veneers include:
– They create a natural look and a beautiful smile boosts your confidence and self-esteem
– Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant
– The dental procedure is painless and fast
Cons of veneers include:
– Because the enamel is removed, your teeth may become more sensitive to hot and cold food and drinks
– It is an irreversible process, meaning you can’t change your mind afterwards if you don’t like them
– The springs may not exactly match the color of your teeth.
– Veneers are not suitable for the growing mouth
Women’s jawbone does not stop growing until they are about 17 years old. Male jawbone growth may not stop until about age 20. As a general rule, dentists advise patients under this age to wait before receiving porcelain veneers – even if their teeth are damaged. Some dentists may transplant veneers for patients younger than this age, but it depends on the circumstances.
Adolescents are still growing significantly and are therefore not a good choice for laminate grafting. If a laminate is grafted too soon, the condition of the gums and teeth may change with future growth, and this will damage the beauty of the laminate. For example, the gap between the laminate and the gums may become noticeable over time.