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Veneers and laminates

Do you wish to have a smile like a celebrity or love to smile with confidence? Dental veneers and laminates are the perfect answer. They are used to improve the appearance of teeth for a beautiful smile. Veneer is nothing but a layer of thin material placed over teeth for aesthetic purpose or to protect damage. They are usually custom made to cover the front part of the tooth that helps in covering the imperfections and severe discolorations. Though whiter shade is possible in veneers, mostly natural color is taken as reference for an aesthetic appearance.

Why Dental veneers and laminates?

  • For that perfect smile, dental veneers are a big success in cosmetic dentistry.
  • Perfect color, length, shape with proper alignment can be achieved.
  • If the patient does not prefer braces, then veneers are useful although the actual alignment does not change. But the look definitely will.
  • For stubborn stain and for discolored teeth.
  • To camouflage damaged and shortened teeth caused due to bad habits such as clenching and grinding.
  • Correction of rotated or overlapped tooth.
  • Veneers are the best option for a chip/broken teeth.
  • To cover wide gaps between teeth.
  • If dental bleach does not provide satisfactory results then veneers are a wise choice.

Types of dental veneers and laminates:

There are different types veneers.

Composite veneers can be placed directly in the mouth or can also be fabricated in the dental lab. Composite veneers are less expensive and can last up to 4-9 years. It is reversible and can be replaced as and when needed. For chipped tooth and minor misalignments, composite veneers are more suitable.

Porcelain laminate veneers can only be fabricated in the dental lab and then fitted. Though very thin, they are generally stain resistant and durable. Few ultra-thin laminates are also available. Porcelain veneer also provides a natural look. Translucency is another property where it can mimic the light just like enamel. It can last longer than composite veneers. Porcelain veneers are suitable for discoloration and misaligned tooth.

No doubt, both can provide beautiful results. With the help of doctor’s guidance, the right kind of veneers can be selected. At Dr. Rasika’s Dental Wellness Centre the dentists examines the patients and analyses the need for the veneer so that suitable recommendations can be provided. After discussing with the patient about the reasonability of expectations, the dentist prepares the teeth for veneer and simultaneously veneer is made at a lab according to the specifications. As a final step, the new veneer is placed on the teeth for bonding. Utmost care is adopted at this stage as poor fitted veneers can create gum problems and infection.

For the placement of dental veneers and laminates Dr. Rasika’s clinic does not compromise in the quality and hence uses high standard materials.