Porcelain veneers are usually one of the principal components in a “Smile Makeover” procedure. They can be used to change the length, shade and even the feel of your teeth whilst removing minimal tooth structure.
Porcelain veneers are essentially porcelain laminates, thin shells of porcelain bonded onto the front side of the teeth – almost like an acrylic thumbnail. As the amount of tooth structure needed to be removed is considerably less than that of the conventional crowns, porcelain veneers are an excellent means of correcting problems of stained, discoloured, chipped and slightly crooked teeth.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
Veneers can improve the appearance of your teeth and may be used in various dental situations:
- Discoloured teeth due to root canal treatment, stains from medication, excessive fluoride or other causes, or failing old fillings that have resulted in the tooth being discoloured
- Worn down teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Uneven, misaligned or irregularly shaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth in combination with crown lengthening /gummy smile correction treatment.
Dental Veneers Treatment Procedure
A veneer is a new front surface for a tooth, custom made from porcelain. Veneers are extremely versatile and can be used to align crowding or protruding teeth, close gaps or lighten tooth color. In order to achieve the smile you deserve, our dentists will start with the initial smile analysis. There are different types of veneers and each procedure is different from one another. The types of dental veneers are,
- Porcelain Veneers
- Composite Veneers
- Ceramic Veneers
Porcelain Veneers: The glassy like property makes it difficult to distinguish between the porcelain veneer & natural tooth. When compared to Composite Veneers, Porcelain Veneers are durable & stain resistance.
Composite Veneers: When compared to other types of dental veneers, Composite veneers are affordable and can be placed on a single visit. When compared to Porcelain, Composite veneers are likely to stain & leak.
Ceramic Veneers: Ceramic Veneers are thin Porcelain facings that are bonded to the teeth to improve appearance. Ceramic Veneers are not suitable for everyone.
Our dentists at NUFFIELD DENTAL Singapore will be able to suggest you the type of veneers suitable to you.
Risks in Dental Veneers
The margins of the veneers can fail due to decay or gum disease.
Nowadays, with improved dental technology, a modern based adhesive is used to cement the veneers which can be long-lasting. However, failures can be in the form of veneer fracture, teeth grinding or mishaps. Dental Veneers needs to be maintained with good oral hygiene and professional oral care; in order to prevent failure.
Is Dental Veneers Medisave Accredited?
Dental Veneers are not Medisave Accredited. However, the other procedures like Dental Implants which are part of the Smile Makeover procedure is Medisave Accredited.