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Porcelain Tooth Veneers

Eating and drinking habits, oral hygiene and hereditary predisposition affect the structure of teeth. When oral hygiene is not maintained regularly, yellowing, decay and abrasion occur in the teeth. In this case, it causes many complaints, especially pain, and negatively affects the appearance of the teeth. With dental veneers, tooth health can be preserved and aesthetic appearance can be improved.

Porcelain Tooth Veneers

Porcelain dental veneers can be applied to only one tooth or to multiple teeth, depending on the choice. Porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains than composite veneers. These veneers can successfully mimic the light reflectivity of natural teeth. Therefore, porcelain dental veneers are often preferred. However, the most suitable material for the individual is planned by the dentist.

What is Porcelain Dental Veneers?

Thin, tooth-colored veneers that are placed on the teeth to cover the front of the teeth are called dental veneers. Dental veneers are generally made of porcelain or composite materials; once applied, they are permanent. Dental veneers are applied to discolored, damaged or abnormally sized teeth.

How Porcelain Dental Veneers Are Made

Dental veneers are generally used to treat certain conditions that cause aesthetic discomfort;

  • Broken teeth,
  • Significant color difference that cannot be improved by bleaching,
  • Excess space between the teeth,
  • Smaller-than-average teeth,
  • Pointed or abnormally shaped teeth.

How to Care After Porcelain Dental Veneers

After the anesthesia from the veneering procedure wears off, the person can start eating and drinking normally. It is normal for some hardness to occur at some points for a while after the veneers are placed. Within a few days after the application, normal nutrition can be resumed and teeth can be brushed. If the hardness or protrusion persists for a longer period of time, the dentist can provide support to re-file the veneers. To prolong the life of the veneers;

  • Hard objects should not be chewed,
  • Care should be taken to use the back teeth when chewing hard foods. The front teeth should be used to chew soft foods,
  • But if teeth clenching or grinding is a problem, retainers should be used,
  • Mouth guard should be used during sports.

When to Apply Porcelain Dental Veneer Bridge

Porcelain dental veneer bridge is made to eliminate the gaps formed between special veneers supported by neighboring teeth in the absence of one or more teeth. Thus, no problem occurs during chewing. 

What are the Advantages of Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers contain different substances in terms of advantages. The procedure performed by specialist dentists is provided if the person profile is suitable.  The advantages of this process are as follows;

  • Contributes to the design of an aesthetic smile.
  • The treatment process is shorter than other dental treatments.
  • More cost-effective.
  • Esthetic appearance is achieved.
  • The material from which it is made is very durable and can be used for a long time.
  • Designed in accordance with the color and shape of people's teeth during production.

What are the Differences Between Zirconium Veneers and Porcelain Veneers?

Zirconium coating has high tensile strength. It is generally preferred because of its aesthetic appearance, harmony in texture, durability and naturalness. Porcelain dental veneers are also known as metal-supported ceramic crowns. Therefore, metal bridges supporting the ceramic are used in this method.

What Determines the Prices of Porcelain Veneers?

It is among the treatment methods generally preferred by patients and doctors. There are many factors that determine porcelain tooth prices. The dentist has a big role in the healthy treatment process. Prices of porcelain veneers are determined according to the preferred material, dentist and the needs of the person.

Updated Date:05 August 2023Creation Date:04 August 2023