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Porcelain laminate veneers or dental veneers are tooth shells that cover the visible portion of the teeth. Veneers are used to correct intrinsic discoloration, tiny teeth, fluorosis, and teeth with other enamel issues, such as gaps between teeth, chipped teeth, and other aesthetic concerns. Veneers are made from a range of materials, the best and most aesthetically beautiful of which is porcelain.
We will first take a thorough medical and dental history followed by clinical and radio graphical examinations. Following a discussion with the patient, a comprehensive treatment and care plan will be developed. The veneering procedure will commence if no further urgent procedures are required. Mock-ups, measurements, and photographs will be recorded first, followed by enamel trimming as planned. The clinicians will be able to install the veneer shells on the teeth after trimming the enamel layer. Measurements are recorded again, and the veneer is prepared in the laboratory. Veneers that were previously designed and made in the laboratory are now ready to be glued to the teeth and fixed in place.
The entire procedure will take 2 to 3 weeks to conclude. The number of appointments may vary, but a maximum of three to four appointments are required.
The following are some of the advantages of porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are long-lasting and can last up to 15 years with proper care. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, allowing for a longer-lasting porcelain smile. Porcelain veneers appeared to be quite natural; this is because porcelain, like enamel, is translucent in nature.
Porcelain laminate veneers can give you an aesthetically pleasing and beautiful smile. It will boost your self-esteem and confidence. In addition to that, it will restore your oral functions such as chewing, eating, etc.
FAQs About Porcelain Laminate Veneers
Veneers have a lifespan of 7 to 15 years. The veneers would need to be replaced after this period.
The cost of porcelain laminate veneers depends on many factors such as which part of the world is getting this treatment from, the number of teeth that require veneers, the experience of your dentist, etc. It is best to consult your dentist for cost-related information.