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Dental veneers. The Veneers smile facets. Dental veneers in composite and porcelain, maintenance

Aesthetic veneers  Veneers. What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers , also known as aesthetic veneers or veneers , are the easiest way  to improve the aesthetic appearance and obtain excellent dental aesthetics . These artifacts are thin layers made of composite resin, ceramic or porcelain  which are applied on the external surface of one or more teeth, coating them, and thus covering any imperfections, aesthetic or functional defects both relating to an imperfect shape or size, but also to color spots, allowing the achievement of a completely natural appearance and desired, the so-called Hollywood smile . They are usually used by entertainment and sports personalities  to get a perfect smile. 

Dental Veneers - The Veneers Smile Veneers

the application of the veneers is also recommended to correct the chewing function  compromised by congenital defects, in cases where one or more teeth are crooked and do not allow to perform an efficient chewing.
The intervention for the application of the veneers is easy and fast and does not require invasive surgery,  they are glued, cemented over the teeth, it is possible to apply them without anesthesia, it does not cause pain to the patient and without damaging the tooth enamel. They are applied in just two sessions.

It is possible to change the shape of the veneers, the color, the length and the width, the experts of  Albania Dent believe that this solution is one of the best to improve the beauty of your smile. Besides the satisfaction of the patients after their installation, the veneers have no effect on the gum and completely preserve the health of the teeth and jaw, do not damage them. They are installed quickly and painlessly , and for their installation it is enough to visit our clinic only twice. Before they are placed, only 0.5 mm of the dental enamel is removed, the teeth are slightly filed, leaving their structure intact. Thanks to the high resistance of the materials with which they are made, the veneers can be positioned on the posterior teeth without fear of breakage.

Aesthetic veneers can be used to correct a wide range of dental problems, such as, stained teeth and cannot be whitened with whitening , chipped or worn teeth, crooked or deformed teeth, diastemas, irregular spaces or a large space between the teeth upper front

Veneers Porcelain Veneers

The veneer in  porcelain is considered as a half crown that covers only the anterior face of the tooth, the visible one, for this reason  it is necessary to sculpt the tooth less than the procedure used for crowns which completely surrounds the tooth. The Porcelain Veneers is a thin veneer that is custom made to fit the tooth. Porcelain is the best material and easily lends itself to craftsmanship. It does not change its color over time and is very resistant to wear, although veneers are more brittle than dental crowns , they are strong and durable and do not stain easily

To prepare the teeth, the dentist usually removes a small amount of enamel from the front and sides of the teeth. This makes room for the veneers so that your teeth look natural.

First an impression is made of the prepared teeth , the suitable shade is chosen and then taken to the dental laboratory which makes custom-made porcelain veneers.  suitable for his teeth.

Veneers Porcelain Veneers

When the veneers are ready, the dentist places them on the teeth to check their fit and shape. After any adjustments, the teeth are cleaned and the veneers are bonded to the tooth.

Composite dental veneers - composite resin

Composite veneers for dental use are made of powdered porcelain and synthetic resin . They adhere to the tooth, without the need to sculpt it. The dentist performs the application by modeling the material that is presented in the form of a paste, until the desired shape, color and natural appearance is achieved. A special light is used to harden the composite and fix it to the teeth.​

Unlike porcelain veneers, composite veneers can be retouched or repaired directly in the mouth without redoing all the work. Any deterioration or malfunction or modification can be solved easily and in a short time.

Composite dental veneers - composite resin

A composite resin veneer consists of a tooth-colored filling material bonded to the tooth, usually less tooth enamel needs to be removed than porcelain crowns or veneers. These veneers only require one visit and cost less than porcelain veneers.

Composite veneers are easy to repair if damaged; although composite veneers are generally not as strong or wear resistant as porcelain veneers, composite veneers can be repaired easily and quickly​ .

Thanks to proper maintenance and care, composite veneers can last in good condition indefinitely

What is the difference between dental crowns, porcelain or composite veneers?

What is the difference between dental crowns, porcelain or composite veneers?

Dental crowns and veneers in porcelain or composite represent solutions that give excellent aesthetic results and have the characteristic of protecting the teeth for their chewing function.

Porcelain veneers and dental crowns , which are usually also porcelain, are very similar: both are made in a laboratory and the dentist just fixes them with the appropriate adhesives. Composite veneers , on the other hand, are something completely different, because they are created and defined directly on the tooth without the help of a laboratory.

How much do dental veneers cost?

Indirect ceramic or porcelain veneers are also more expensive as they are handcrafted by specialized dental technicians. In Italy, the cost for inserting an aesthetic veneer, as handcrafted by our specialized dental technicians, can range from € 600 to € 2300.  With Albania Dent instead the prices are lower ranging from 300 to 350 euros with the same quality, the final price may vary according to the materials used and the tooth on which the operation is carried out,

Maintenance of the veneers

Veneers can chip or break under pressure. It may take a few days to get used to the feel of the veneers. But let your dentist know if your bite is not felt right after the veneer is placed.

To keep the dental veneers always in excellent condition to preserve the health of the teeth and prolong the integrity of the laminae over time, there are some indications to follow:

  • Clean the teeth often , at least three times a day, also rubbing the teeth well with the plates to avoid the accumulation of tartar and to protect teeth and gums from plaque,  floss at least once a day.

Maintenance of the veneers
  • Avoid smoke , which could stain the ceramic,

  • Don't chew too hard foods  that could damage or chip part of the foil, never bite your nails,

  • Avoid massive intake of beverages , sodas that tend to stain the teeth such as tea, coffee or wine  so as not to affect the color of the foils

UFO Dental Clinic advises its patients to have a professional cleaning at the dentist once every 6 months.

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