About the process
Even a minor cosmetic imperfection in the smile can have a major impact on your appearance and self-confidence. Veneers offer a fast and effective way to conceal these imperfections, enhance the look of your smile, and boost your self-esteem. Veneers are thin, all-ceramic shells that are bonded to the front surface of a toot
h to create a beautiful, yet natural-looking smile in as few as two visits. They can conceal chips, cracks, stains, wide spacing, minor misalignment, and more. Each veneer is custom-made in a dental laboratory to match your natural teeth.
The porcelain veneer process is one of the most famous cosmet
ic dentistry treatments which is almost painless. Individually crafted for each patient, these cosmetic enhancements are made from advanced material that closely resembles the appearance of natural dental enamel.
What is the procedure
Preparing the Teeth
When patients select traditional veneers, the preparation process is extremely important. Proper groundwork helps to ensure a natural look and a strong bond between the teeth and the porcelain.
The Removal of Enamel
First, the dentist removes a fine layer of enamel from the front of the teeth to be treated. The exact amount of enamel depends on the patient's individual needs and the type of veneers being placed.
When this first step is complete, the dentist takes impressions of the teeth. He or she will do this by placing soft putty into a tray. As the tray rests in the mouth, it hardens around the teeth. Then the dentist sends these impressions to an off-site dental lab.
If a dentist works with an off-site lab, it typically takes one to a few days before the veneers are delivered to the office. In these cases, the dentist may provide patients with a set of temporary veneers. Sometimes, patients are troubled by the appearance of their smile following the enamel removal. More often, dentists place temporary veneers to protect the underlying dentin and prevent sensitivity. Usually they determine whether temporary veneers are necessary based on the amount of enamel removed.
Placing the Veneers
When the veneers are complete, the dentist double checks their shape and appearance. In particular, he or she makes certain that the porcelain does not affect the patient's bite or cause any alignment issues. If necessary, he or she can trim down and reshape the porcelain. The dentist also checks the colour of the veneers against the natural shade of the patient's smile. Although veneers are already made of custom-matched porcelain, the dentist can often fine-tune their appearance by selecting the right shade of bonding material. During this assessment process, patients should work closely with their dental practitioners to ensure their desired outcome.
Etching the Tooth
Immediately before placing veneers, the dentist applies an acid gel to the teeth. The gel dissolves some of the minerals on the surface of the teeth, creating a rough surface on the microscopic level. Then he or she coats the teeth in a bonding agent, and the solution adheres inside the tiny fissures on their surface. This process creates a strong base for the porcelain veneers.
Cementing the Veneers
Finally, the dentist spreads dental cement on the back of the veneers and affixes the porcelain on the front of the teeth. As stated above, the colour of cement is specifically chosen to coordinate with the veneers and match the natural colour of a patient's smile. After applying a gentle force to set the porcelain in place, the dentist uses a curing light to harden the cement. The light stimulates a chemical reaction in the bonding agent, causing the cement to set in a matter of minutes.
Veneers can correct surface flaws such as chips and cracks. As mentioned above, they can also conceal dark tetracycline stains, which cannot be treated with traditional teeth whitening procedures. Veneers can also change the shape of teeth, often making these enhancements an ideal solution for patients with proportionately small, worn, irregularly shaped, or pointed teeth.
Veneers can actually be made from several types of ceramic, including:
- Pressed ceramic: Veneers made from this kind of ceramic are quite strong, but they are typically thicker than other types of veneers.
- Stacked ceramic: Stacked ceramic veneers allow ceramists to create veneers that are more precisely customized for each patient.
- Lithium disilicate: This new type of dental porcelain is so strong that even severe bruxers may be candidates for veneers made from this material. Lithium disilicate veneers can only be created with CAD/CAM technology.
3 stages of procedure
A Smile Makeover starts by performing an in-depth evaluation of your bone structure, jaw alignment, muscle function, and shape of your teeth, lips, mouth and face. It is important to thoroughly understand all these factors under careful consideration to determine your aesthetic goals and treatment plan.
Our well qualified and experienced Dentist and dental assistants will not only assist in all phases of your dental care, but also provide you with a safe, clean, and comfortable visit.
Every porcelain veneer procedure and smile makeover is a custom process beginning with a private consultation. It involves a customised approach to improving the overall look, feel and function of your teeth in harmony with your unique facial features.
AMS Approach / Advantage
The mouth is the gateway to health and wellness. Whether you’re ready for cosmetic dentistry or just a routine exam and cleaning, at Allure MedSpa, we are here to help you achieve your dental health goals. We respect your busy schedule and work to make your experience pleasant and pain free. One of the things that make this practice unique is our new dental technology that insures the safest, most comfortable and effective treatments available.
Veneers are completely personalised restorations. Our expert Dentists truly welcome patient’s inputs and make them active participants in the treatments so that they feel at ease.
While clinical excellence and artistic integrity are perhaps the most important factors in choosing a cosmetic dentist, a dental practitioner should also have a good chairside manner.
If you are looking for a high quality dental care in a comfortable setting, with friendly staff and the latest dental technology, Allure MedSpa is just the right place for you.
Possible Consequences/ Precautions
Following the enamel removal, patients may temporarily experience some mild discomfort. For about a week, they may want to avoid very hot or cold foods, as well as extremely chewy, hard, or crunchy food. When this initial sensitivity wears off, however, patients should be able to return to their normal dietary habits.
The attachment of veneers involves no discomfort, although patients may need a few weeks to adjust to the feel of the veneers in their mouths.
AMS recommendation for best results
After the placement of porcelain veneers, patients should commit themselves to good oral hygiene regiments, regular visits to the dentist, and generally healthy lifestyles. This helps to ensure the longevity of the veneers, not to mention good oral health.
Following their second appointment, patients who choose veneers leave the office with a completely enhanced smile. In the case of no-prep veneers, many people enjoy a one-day transformation.
Traditional veneers placement takes place over two visits. The length of time required for each of these visits will depend on how many veneers a patient chooses to have placed. Following enamel removal and dental impressions, it typically takes between a few days for patients to receive their new veneers.
Well even quicker option is also there as Composite Veneers. Composite Veneers can directly placed on the teeth only in a single sitting.
No of sessions
Traditional veneers placement takes place over two visits.
Results will last for
This question is similar to asking how long natural teeth will last. There are a variety of factors that can impact the longevity of the porcelain. Like many fine things in life, the life expectancy of veneers depends on how well they’re cared for, as well as the condition of teeth, bone, and gums prior to and after treatment. While there is no definite rule about how long porcelain restorations will last, many patients have had them for 10 to 20 years
If a veneer breaks or comes off, patients should carefully store any missing pieces and bring them to the clinic as soon as possible for repair and/or reattachment.
At Allure MedSpa, our support doesn’t end with your achieving your dentistry goals.
For more information on Cosmetic Dentistry treatments and our extensive aftercare program or to Book an appointment, call Allure MedSpa at: +91 8291863158
Since confidentiality and utmost privacy of our clients are our prime ethics, Allure MedSpa is the most favored choice of many celebrities for their corrective and cosmetic procedures.
Cost for Teeth Veneers
Allure MedSpa which is renowned for its state-of-the-art internationally acclaimed services,offers affordable and cost effective Cosmetic Dentistry procedures. To know more about the cost of your procedure request a consult by filling the form below. Our dentists will be there to offer full explanations and answers to all of your queries.
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Teeth Veneers Quick Facts
Are you the right fit for the procedure?
Patients who are considering porcelain veneers are typically looking to address multiple structural or cosmetic issues with their teeth, such as:
- Gaps between teeth
- Minor misalignment
In order to have porcelain veneers placed, patients should:
- Have good periodontal and overall oral health
- Be committed to proper oral care and hygiene
- Have specific cosmetic goals, which they can articulate to their dentists at their initial consultations, as well as realistic expectations
- Have a sufficient amount of healthy enamel, as dentists usually remove a thin layer of enamel before placing veneers
Are you ready to take decision or need help? Travel with decision makers.
In procedures where prior consent of immediate family is required, you should travel with the decision makers.
Before undergoing any dental procedure, patients should have a thorough consultation with their dentist. However, because veneers placement is so highly personalized, for this treatment, the initial consultation takes on special importance. At the first appointment, a dentist analyses a patient's oral health to ensure that he or she is a good candidate for veneers. This first visit typically includes x-rays, photographs, and dental impressions. The patient explains his or her cosmetic goals so that the dentist can determine whether veneers are the optimal treatment to achieve those objectives.
Allure MedSpa concierge service
Allure MedSpa’s clientele comprises of local, out-of-town patients. A good percentage of patients also ‘fly-in’ from out of the country to have Dental treatments from our renowned dentists.
We are pleased to offer and arrange comfortable lodging, restaurant, and commuting to ensure a memorable pre-and post-treatment experience for our out-of-country patients. Please feel free to contact the Counsellor Book a councelling session for assistance with any of your travel and planning needs.
Next Consultation if required
At Allure MedSpa, our support doesn’t end with your achieving your dentistry goals.
For more information on Cosmetic Dentistry treatments and our extensive aftercare program or to Book an appointment , call Allure MedSpa at: +91 8291863158
FAQs For Teeth Veneers
- Does the placement procedure hurt?
The placement of porcelain veneers is typically a pain-free procedure. Dentists usually numb the tooth and the surrounding area before removing the dental enamel. In many cases, this amount of enamel is so small that patients do not even require anesthesia. Once the enamel is removed, patients may experience some sensitivity, particularly before the veneers are attached; once the porcelain is in place, this discomfort should disappear within a few days.
- How do I know if veneers are right for me?
The only way to know if porcelain veneers are a viable option is through a complete evaluation and exam. A cosmetic dentist will examine a patient’s dental history, as well as his or her current dental health and the condition of the dental enamel. The dentist will also explain other cosmetic treatments, so that the patient can make a fully informed decision about his or her dental care.
- Do veneers look natural?
Veneers are among the most realistic dental enhancements available. Because they are custom-made for each patient, they will match the shape and colour of the surrounding teeth. Additionally, because they are translucent, veneers interact with light just like natural dental enamel.
- How many veneers should I get?
Veneers are intended to enhance the teeth that show when a patient smiles, so the number of veneers a patient needs partially depends on how wide their smile is. Some people only show six teeth when they grin, while others may display up to twelve teeth. Of course, a patient’s specific cosmetic goals will also determine how many veneers he or she should receive. For example, if someone wants to treat a single chipped tooth, he may only require one veneer. On the other hand, if another patient wants to conceal widespread tetracycline stains, she could require as many as ten or twelve veneers.
- What should I do if a veneer breaks or comes off?
In the unlikely event that this happens, patients should gather any pieces and store them in safe place before calling their dentist. They should never try to glue the porcelain back in place, although, if they feel extremely self-conscious without the restoration, they can temporarily apply it with drug store adhesive. Many times, a dentist can reapply a broken or loosened veneer. In other cases, a dentist may need to replace the veneer or restore the tooth with another treatment such as a dental crown.
- Can I get veneers if I have gum disease or dental decay?
Before receiving veneers, patients should have good dental and periodontal health. Although cavities or gum disease do not permanently disqualify patients from veneers, a dentist must treat these conditions before a patient undergoes any cosmetic enhancements. Veneers can be an excellent option for restoring a patient’s smile after it is compromised by decay or a similar condition.