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Frequently Asked Questions About Veneers

Dental Veneers FAQs

If you’ve thought about improving your smile, it’s likely you’ve spent some time researching different cosmetic dentistry procedures. One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures you can choose from is ‘veneers.’ There’s a fast, cost-efficient and effective way to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of. If you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look; they may be misshaped, crooked, too big, too small or discoloured, then the best dentists in Delhi of ‘Smile Delhi,’ would urge you to consider our signature treatment ‘smile makeovers’ for a younger, fresher looking smile.

Before you schedule a consultation with our best cosmetic dentists in Delhi, we thought it would be helpful to answer some of your most frequently asked questions about veneers. If you have any additional questions after reading through our blog, feel free to call ‘Smile Delhi,’ in new friends’ colony, New Delhi during your consultation and they will be happy to answer.

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1. What is a Dental Veneer?

A dental veneer is a thin shell of tooth-coloured porcelain or composite fixed over the surfaces of your teeth to correct dental problems including worn tooth enamel, tooth discoloration, chips or cracks and uneven tooth alignment or spacing.

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2. What are the Benefits of Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry because they help design your smile with beautifully aligned, pearly-white teeth, giving patients the Hollywood smile of their dreams. But they don’t just offer a cosmetic improvement to your smile, they also provide protective qualities and may eliminate the need for more extensive dental treatments. Other benefits include durability, an improved smile appearance and the protection of a tooth’s structure compared to the dental crowns.

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3. What Dental Problems Can Veneers Solve?

Worn Enamel: Tooth enamel often wears naturally over time. Drinking fizzy drinks, tea or coffee, smoking and the use of certain medications or simply having certain genes, can make things worse. Dental veneers are perfect for correcting smiles affected by worn enamel.

Uneven Teeth: Uneven teeth can result from the grinding of teeth and through general wear and tear. This can lead to bite issues known as malocclusions in addition to cosmetic smile issues.

Wear and Tear: As we age, our teeth naturally begin to wear down. Aged teeth are more likely to have chips, cracks or a generally uneven appearance. Dental veneers restore the natural appearance of healthy, young-looking teeth.

Genetics: Certain people are born with abnormal spacing between their teeth that widens with age.

Discolouration: Stubborn tooth discoloration may not be fully correctable through teeth whitening. In such cases, veneers can offer a simple and best cosmetic solution.

4. What Happens At My First Dental Veneer Consultation?

At your initial consultation, you and your cosmetic dentist will discuss the smile design process. By sharing your preferences for the shape, length, width and colour of the veneers and the change in the appearance of your smile, with your desired expectation, you help ensure the treatment will meet your expectations. Once one of the best cosmetic dentists in Delhi understands your smile objectives, we’ll show you what your new smile will look like via our smile design software. You get the chance to fine tune your new look down to the finest detail and get to see the new look before treatment even begins!

5. What’s the Procedure for Dental Veneers?

The dental veneer procedure is typically completed in two visits over the period of just one week. The visits are comprehensive and require some hours of examination and tooth preparation. At ‘Smile Delhi,’ we provide you with a personalised yet professional atmosphere to help you relax and stay comfortable.

The diagnostic and examination phase of treatment is essential and identifies any oral health concerns that must first be addressed before veneer placement. Your dentist also will work with you to select the best tooth colour for you from a special shade chart. Treatment begins when the examination is completed and the customized plan designed.

6. What’s the Treatment Process For Dental Veneers?

The best cosmetic dentists in Delhi offer you porcelain veneers, so the first thing your dentist will do is make an impression of your teeth from a mould of your mouth. With technology backing dentistry nowadays, the best dental clinics in Delhi are taking impressions without using any manual instruments.

Digital impressions eliminate the need for laborious impression materials and provide a more comfortable experience for patients. A scanner is placed in the patient’s mouth with digital impressions and moved around the prepared teeth to record the information. The information collected with a digital impression can be transferred to a computer that will be used to create the restoration.

We then send the impression to the dental laboratory where the veneers will be professionally fabricated.

Local anaesthesia is administered so you’ll feel no pain during the tooth preparation and placement of the veneer. Your natural tooth is then prepared by minimally reshaping it with a small handheld rotational cutting device called a bur to ensure the best fit. Burs come in various shapes and sizes and allow precise and minimal shaping of a tooth prior to placement.

At ‘Smile Delhi’ we use Emax® veneers which are pressed ceramic and their high strength and durability make it possible to produce them in very thin layers allowing little or no drilling of the teeth. One of the biggest advantages of Emax® veneers is avoiding drilling teeth to peg shapes, as can be the case with conventional porcelain veneers.

If your treatment involves direct composite resin veneers, your dentist will apply the appropriately shaded composite to your teeth, shape the material and harden it using a high intensity light. Additional layers of composite may be applied to build the veneer to the correct shape, length and form for your smile. When all composite is placed, the veneers will be finished and polished using burs and polishers to create a vital and lifelike smile.

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7. What’s the Benefit of Chair-Side CAD/CAM Technology for Dental Veneers?

When dentists use CAD/CAM technology to produce restorations, they’ll be fabricated, bonded and adjusted onto your teeth in 2-3 visits. CAD CAM provides many advantages for restorative dentistry.

It includes:

  • Improved Accuracy
  • Shorter Waiting Periods of Time
  • Life Like Teeth

The technology also enables dentists to provide you with accurate, strong dimensionally stable restorations. This means that these restorations can last a long time and are much less likely to fracture compared to those millings from earlier materials.

The restorations are made to custom-fit your tooth and bite. Compared to traditional fillings, these restorations are durable and strong and require little to no adjustments. It will lessen your costs, increase your comfort and improve your life.

8. Will Veneers Make My Teeth Sensitive?

After your teeth are shaped, they may be more sensitive to hot and cold due to the little loss of enamel during tooth preparation. Increased sensitivity may also occur if you have temporaries placed but for a brief time period which will subside once placement of the final veneers takes place.

Getting porcelain veneers requires us to remove a thin layer of your enamel to make room for your veneers. After we remove the thin layer, it is possible that your teeth feel sensitive afterward. While you wait for your permanent veneers to return from the lab, you will wear a temporary set. This should help alleviate some of the tooth sensitivity. After we place your permanent veneers, your sensitivity goes away. If it still lingers, you can use sensitive toothpaste to avoid such problems.

9. Can I Eat Anything While Wearing Veneers?

Yes, you can eat any food. However, it’s important not to chew on ice, bite your nails or chew on anything hard or sticky that’s not supposed to be eaten which can damage your veneers.

10. Do Porcelain Veneers Stain

No! One of the top benefits of porcelain veneers is that they don’t stain. You can drink all the coffee and red wine you want while you have veneers without facing the consequences of a yellow smile. Make sure you’re still rinsing your mouth with water after consuming anything that can potentially stain your teeth to help prevent stains.

11. What’s the Difference Between a Veneer and a Crown?

Veneers are very thin layers of ceramic that are added to the surface of a person’s front teeth and are considered more of a cosmetic dental treatment. The end results produce stunning, white, perfectly aligned teeth for that Hollywood smile result. A crown covers the entire visible surface of the tooth and adds strength and stability. A crown can be used to repair a tooth that has been worn and badly broken. Teeth grinding, an improper bite, age, fillings and tooth decay are a few common reasons for tooth wear and can be corrected by crowns.

12. How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?

Veneers are durable and have been shown to last for many years before requiring replacement. Visiting the best dental clinics in Delhi for six- monthly check-ups for regular examinations and dental cleanings is important for maintaining the health of your mouth and longevity of your restorations.

13. What’s the Best Way to Care for Dental Veneers?

Aftercare is extremely important.

To reduce the risk of damage, do not bite or chew on hard objects such as nut shells or bones. Do not use your teeth to open or tear packages. Your dentist also may advise you to avoid certain sticky food that could cause damage to your teeth.

Brush and floss your teeth as you normally do and be sure to use a non-abrasive toothpaste. Because veneers are highly polished , the risk of staining them with food or drink after the procedure is completely reduced. However, brushing after drinking red wine, coffee, tea or fizzy drinks is advisable.

14. I’m Interested in Dental Veneers, What’s My Next Move?

To book an appointment with us in, ‘Smile Delhi – The Dental Clinic’– call us on +91-9811106871 or whatsapp Dr. Suprriya B Bhatia on +91-9811106377. You can also mail us on [email protected]

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Posted by: Dr Hema