Porcelain Veneers / Composite Veneers
Do you know what is the difference between the two most common types of veneers?
|AKA Ceramic||AKA Resin, 80% Porcelain/20% Composite|
|Treatmen Days : 2-5||Treatmen Days: 1-2|
|Lasts 20 Years||Lasts 7 Years|
|Shaving Teeth (0.3 mm)||No Shaving|
|No Chipping Or Staining||Chipping & Staining|
|No Maintenance||Frequent Maintenance|
|Best Long Term Value||Cheaper At First|
How long does it take to make porcelain veneers?
They are ready between 2 to 5 days depending on the quantity for each particular case.
How long does the appointment with the dentist take and how many times do I have to go?
The appointment with the dentist can last between 1 and 2 hours, you have to go 2 or 3 times, it all depends on each case.
What is the process to be able to have porcelain veneers?
In the first appointment you will talk with the dentist about the color, shine and shape you want for your porcelain veneers, also about spacing, the dentist will guide you and give you his professional opinion.
After the first talk, the dentist will begin to prepare your real teeth for treatment, this can include a minimum shave down of 0.3 mm, porcelain veneers are super placed on your real teeth, this is why it is necessary to shave a little .
The impression of your teeth will be taken, and they will be sent to the laboratory, they will begin the process of manufacturing the porcelain veneers.
Once they are ready, they are sent back to the dentist, and we will call you for the second appointment, the dentist will begin to adhere the veneers, with a special cement so that they are well glued.
What are the advantages of porcelain veneers?
They preserve most of the tooth structure, since, compared to crowns, it is only necessary to wear 0.3mm
They greatly improve the appearance of the patient, the positive effect on self-esteem is immediate.
They are resistant to stains, they are made of a material almost as hard as real teeth, you can choose the shade and shine.
Do porcelain veneers have a disadvantage?
After the tooth is prepared to receive a porcelain veneer, the process is irreversible
When a porcelain veneer cracks the only solution is to replace that entire tooth, that is, that specific veneer.
Even with veneers you can get cavities, excellent dental hygiene is still necessary and essential.
What are the characteristics of a good candidate for porcelain veneers?
Almost all patients are suitable for this treatment, if you have stained, yellow or chipped teeth, this treatment may interest you, it is a fairly common and growing treatment, Colombia has become a very important point of reference for porcelain veneers.
Which patient is not suitable for porcelain veneers?
There are times when the patient must first fix other more important issues in their mouth before porcelain veneers are performed, for example an extensive tooth decay problem, or severe gum inflammation, they should not simply be covered with veneers. First thing’s first. If you suffer from severe bruxism, it can also be a problem, our dentists will examine you and give you a professional opinion about it.
How should I care for my porcelain veneers?
The care is exactly the same as with your normal teeth, flossing, brushing your teeth correctly at least 2 times a day, nothing different than what we hope you are already doing.
Are there foods that I cannot eat?
Here you need to use your common sense, very hard foods could cause damage to porcelains, biting ice is not a good idea, not splitting a hard candy either, trying to eat a brick is a bad idea. You can eat almost anything, just keep in mind that nothing is indestructible in the world.
Will the porcelain veneer procedure hurt?
In general, the procedure is painless, you should not feel any strong pain during the process, perhaps some discomfort or discomfort, but it is not considered an invasive treatment.
Is it necessary to shape or design my gums before the process?
It depends on the case, in some patients the dentist will suggest a cut or design in the gums for purely cosmetic reasons, to find symmetry between tooth and tooth.