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How Tooth Veneers Are Made?

Dental veneers, is a treatment method applied by dentists to correct problems that occur due to different reasons such as tooth structure disorders, trauma, inadequate oral and dental care and to restore the natural appearance of the teeth. Dental veneer applications consist of many different steps and procedures. Depending on the preferred type of veneer and the number of teeth to be corrected, it can be done on the same day and in a single session, or it can take about 10 days. After the examination and evaluation by the dentist, the type of veneer is determined depending on the patient's complaints and wishes.

How Tooth Veneers Are Made?

In the first step of the procedures, the dentist takes an impression of the tooth or teeth to be crowned. It is sent to the laboratory for the preparation of color and size studies in line with the patient's request. Depending on the desired veneer material and number of veneers, they are prepared in approximately 1 to 2 weeks. Before the veneer procedure, the tooth is cleaned, the existing decay or previous fillings in the teeth are completely cleaned to prevent pain or infection.      
Before the dental veneer application, trials and rehearsals are made for natural and comfortable teeth. If no problems are encountered during this period, veneers are applied. In order to make the veneers, about half a millimeter of grinding is done on the front layer of the tooth. In some cases, grinding only on the front surface is not enough. In such cases, in order to prevent the patient from experiencing pain or aches, local anesthesia is applied to the relevant area and the side parts of the tooth are also filed and reduced.      
Special adhesives are applied to the area where the application will be made, and its hardness and continuity are ensured with laser beams. The procedures are completed by bonding the prepared veneers to the tooth.

How to Clean Dental Veneers

To ensure long-term and healthy use of custom-made veneers, care should be taken to clean and maintain the veneers. At least twice a day, brushing and flossing should be used to remove food residues between the veneers. Residues accumulated between teeth may cause bad breath over time. In order to prevent this situation, attention should be paid to the use of miswak, tooth brushing and flossing. 

Types of Dental Veneers

Depending on the defects or losses in the tooth structure, the type of veneer applied for the patient is determined and applied together with the dentist. There are many different types of veneers and they usually bear the name of the materials in their structure. The number of teeth to be veneered varies depending on the individual.Types of dental veneers are as follows:      

Metal Infrastructure Porcelain Dental Veneers   
The tooth structure is measured and the metal infrastructure is created in accordance with these measurements. In cases where there is no incompatibility, the tooth shape is created by dental technicians using special brushes. Afterwards, the veneer, which is checked again, is ready for use by polishing.      

Full Ceramic Empress Dental Veneers   
It is a method applied for single tooth veneers. Unlike metal-based veneers, it is a procedure performed on the front single tooth. Compared to other veneers, its durability is less and the risk of breakage is high as a result of hard impacts.      

Porcelain Dental Veneers with Zirconium Substructure   
This type of coating technique, which provides many different gains, is applied to provide an aesthetic appearance. It is known as the closest type of veneer to a natural and normal tooth. It is frequently preferred in terms of not causing any problems in the gums.      

Porcelain Laminate Veneer Dental Veneers   
It is an application made only on the front part of the tooth. It is one of the most preferred veneer types recently. It is a coating process that makes the tooth perfect and perfect in terms of appearance.      

Composite Laminate Veneer Dental Veneers   
Although it is not seen as a veneer procedure, it is among the frequently preferred methods in terms of smile design. These are applications for repairing cracks in the teeth or filling the separated teeth.     

What are the Advantages of Dental Veneers?

In addition to the advantages and benefits it provides to the functionality of oral and dental health, it also enables people to have a perfect smile and aesthetic appearance. Dental veneers do not cause any problems when applied correctly by specialist physicians and, on the contrary, provide many benefits. The advantages of dental veneers can be listed as follows:

  • Provides a natural and aesthetic appearance
  • Biocompatible coatings do not cause any allergic reactions
  • They can be used as an alternative to braces in patients with crowding or missing teeth
  • It is stain-resistant and provides a more beautiful appearance compared to normal teeth

How Should Oral Care Be After Dental Veneers Treatment?

There are some situations that people should pay attention to after the veneers applied to the teeth. After the application, the points to be considered should be discussed with the dentist. In addition, the following are the things to be done for oral care after veneer treatment:

  • After veneering, oral and dental hygiene should be performed correctly and should not be neglected.
  • Tooth should be brushed, flossed and gargled at least 2 times a day in the same way as natural teeth care.
  • Some care products can be used to keep the veneers clean and cleaned, and dental professionals can be consulted before use.
  • The materials used to make veneers are not prone to tooth decay. However, they should be cleaned well. Inadequate and poor oral and dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay.
  • After the veneers, you should visit your dentist once every 6 months for an examination and get information about the condition of the veneers.

What to do if a Veneer Tooth Decays

Veneers applied correctly by dentists have almost no chance of decay. However, when the veneers applied by procedures such as tooth cutting are not glued correctly, there may be a gap between the tooth and the veneer, and in this case, the possibility of decay occurs.      
The risk of dental caries is high after incorrect applications and procedures. In such cases, dentists remove the veneer tooth surface from the tooth and treat the decayed tooth. After the necessary conditions are met, the veneer is glued to the tooth again.

Updated Date:03 March 2023Creation Date:04 August 2023