Dental veneers, a solution to improve tooth aesthetics

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The dentists and odontologists we are aware of the importance that dental aesthetics is taking in today's society, therefore, in our quest to meet the needs of our customers who are dissatisfied with the aesthetics of their teeth, we offer increasingly simple and effective solutions.

This is the case of the dental veneersWe are going to talk about them in this article to give a brief analysis of information that may be useful for people interested in their teeth.


What are dental veneers?

In a first, non-technical definition and so that everyone understands the concept, dental veneers can be to teethwhat contact lenses for the myopic eye. In more detail, they are a thin layer that adheres to the front of the tooth (or teeth), thus correcting any defects that the tooth (or teeth) may have.

The most widely used and most successful material in the use of dental veneers are the feldspathic ceramic veneers thanks to the ease with which this material imitates the naturalness and whiteness of the tooth. Although there are also other materials such as composite or ceromerswhich are more frequently used by dentists and odontologists for other treatments such as fillings or root canals.

The problems corrected by veneers are mainly the following the contour and shape of the toothThe white of the teeth and dental crowding.

What is the process when placing a dental veneer?

A number of steps must be followed basic stepsHowever, they will not always be carried out in the same way, as the process of placing dental veneers is a personalised process and depends on what you want to correct and how you want to correct it, something that will be agreed upon. on the basis of the opinion of the dentist or odontologist.

We could define the following steps to be taken:

–          Removal of the most superficial layer of the tooth: so that the veneer does not have a "protruding" effect on the rest of the dentition.

–          Custom fabrication of the veneer: This process is usually carried out in a laboratory, which receives the data from the dental specialist, and creates the veneer in relation to the specifications received. Shape, colour of the rest of the teeth, etc...

–          Placement of a temporary veneer: which adapts the person to live with what will be the definitive dental veneer and which offers protection to the tooth that has been treated prior to the placement of dental veneers.

–          Placement of the final veneer: It is not a process that is usually done in a single session, sometimes the veneer has to be modified to completely adapt it to the wearer's needs.

Duration and precautions for dental veneers

Dental veneers are not something for lifeThe wear and tear due to the thinness of the film, the wear and tear it is subjected to in normal use and people's bad habits.

An estimated duration of about 10 years The period of time varies with actions such as breaking things with the teeth, chewing on certain hard materials or bruxism during sleep.

All in all, dental veneers are a very effective method of simple and effective to correct any aesthetic alteration of the tooth, which is why they are a state-of-the-art and very effective choice to give another touch to our teeth.

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