Dental veneers are a popular method for restoring teeth. They are installed to improve the smile, change the shape, color of the teeth, and hide gaps between them.

According to the American Dental Association, about 600 thousand Americans install veneers each year. The main popularizers of them in the USA are movie stars, musicians, and politicians, as people see their flawless smiles every day on TV screens or smartphones.

Dental veneers are most often made of porcelain, and their installation requires careful preparation of the tooth surface. Specifically, it involves the preparation of the enamel. In Yarema Dental clinic, this preparation is performed under magnification, making it minimally invasive. We also use templates for preparation, which allow us to carefully control this process.

Several types of porcelain are used for the manufacture of porcelain dental veneers, each with its own characteristics and advantages:

  • Feldspathic porcelain. Feldspathic porcelain is created using a special technique that allows for the creation of very thin and strong veneers that mimic the natural appearance of dental enamel. In some rare cases, the installation of such veneers does not require prior enamel grinding or requires only minimal intervention.
  • Zirconia-reinforced porcelain. This type of porcelain contains zirconia, which increases its strength and durability. It is excellent for veneers that need to withstand heavy chewing loads. First of all, such veneers are installed for men or people with parafunction of chewing muscles.
  • Pressed ceramic. Pressed ceramic veneers are created under high pressure, making them particularly strong and resistant to cracks.
  • Feldspathic veneers. This type of ceramic is known for its high degree of transparency and resemblance, making it ideal for front teeth where aesthetics are particularly important.

A professional dentist should select the right material for the manufacture of veneers, depending on the patient’s needs and individual characteristics.

Which type of veneers is best for you?

To understand which type of veneers is best for you, several factors need to be considered:

  • Chewing loads and habits. If the patient has a habit of grinding their teeth or suffers from nocturnal bruxism, this must be taken into account when choosing the material and type of veneers.
  • Aesthetic expectations. It is important to discuss with your dentist your desires regarding the appearance of your teeth after installing veneers, including color, shape, and size.
  • Condition of the teeth. The degree of damage or wear of the teeth can influence the choice of veneer type. For example, feldspathic veneers may be a better option for minimal corrections.
  • Resistance to staining. If the patient consumes a lot of coffee, tea, or wine, porcelain veneers, which are more resistant to staining than composite ones, might be a better option.
  • Budget. Composite veneers are significantly cheaper than their ceramic counterparts. Durability. Porcelain veneers are generally more durable compared to composite ones.

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At Yarema Dental clinic in Kyiv, we primarily use E-max veneers made of lithium disilicate with ceramic application. Their lifespan depends on care and can range from 11 to 25 years. Patients love them for their natural look and strength.

We often receive orders for the most natural-looking feldspathic veneers, as they look aesthetically pleasing and are unnoticeable to others. However, they are more expensive.

What are the advantages of dental veneers?

The main advantage of veneers is the rapid improvement of the appearance of your teeth and achieving the desired level of aesthetics – brightness and uniformity of the smile.

Patients often turn to Yarema Dental specialists to install veneers for the following dental problems:

  • broken or chipped teeth;
  • severe color change or uneven coloring that cannot be corrected by whitening;
  • noticeable gaps in the dental row;
  • teeth that are very small in size;
  • teeth that are too pointed or have an unusual shape;

Many are also interested in the so-called anti-aging effect of veneers. Indeed, it can be achieved if the front teeth are made even, and lighter-colored veneers are chosen, visually lightening the patient’s face.

How to care for veneers?

Unlike many other dental procedures, the process of restoring teeth with veneers does not take much time. You will be able to chew food again immediately after installing veneers and the anesthesia wears off.

Sometimes after applying veneers, patients notice that in some areas they feel a bit rough to the touch of the tongue. Usually, this is an excess of cement, which is used to attach the veneers to the teeth. It disappears after a few days of normal eating and brushing your teeth. If the feeling of discomfort persists, simple polishing will quickly help to eliminate it.

It is important to remember that proper oral care is one of the main factors affecting the longevity of veneers. It is necessary to brush your teeth at least twice a day and visit the dentist regularly, at least twice a year.

Also, after installing veneers, it is necessary to follow certain rules to prevent their destruction, in particular:

  • Do not chew hard objects such as pens, ice, or nails.
  • Never open packages with your teeth.
  • Eat harder food only with the back teeth and, if possible, cut harder products into smaller pieces.
  • If you suffer from nocturnal bruxism, purchase a mouthguard or special retainer to protect the veneers.
  • Always wear a mouthguard when participating in sports, especially martial arts.

If you have long dreamed of a “Hollywood smile” and are interested in the method of teeth restoration using veneers – consult the specialists at Yarema Dental. We will provide you with comprehensive information and develop an individual treatment plan using innovative approaches and methods.

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