Dental Veneer is the fastest way for one to have a beautiful smile, and this method is considered to be the most perfect for those whose teeth are stained, lightly chipped, or sparse, wanting to preserve them as much as possible. Whether to have Dental Veneer or to decide the appropriate type of Veneer, the fee and the way for post-glued porcelain caring depend on the status of the original teeth. Chingo will synthesize useful information regarding Veneer as well as the differences between this new aesthetic porcelain dental solution and the porcelain crown method
1. What is Dental Veneer?
Besides the porcelain crown method, Dental Veneer is now one of the most preferred dental aesthetic methods. In Vietnam, regardless of age, many people and especially the stars are all competing to “perfect” their smile with this method.
The reason veneer becomes such a favorable method of dental restorations is also due to its speed and high aesthetics. The veneer is considered a natural aesthetic solution for teeth when using thin porcelain faceplates instead of whole teeth like in the porcelain crowns method. Dental Veneer is suitable for people with dental defects such as thin teeth, small chipped teeth, dull teeth, slightly crooked teeth…
2. Who can make Dental Veneer?
Choosing the Veneer to overcome tooth defects is the right choice. However, only these cases below can apply Veneer for prosthesis:
- Teeth stained with cigarette/ tea/coffee/mild antibiotics (severe color-contamination requires porcelain coating)
- Teeth are chipped, broken slightly
- Wide teeth, opened bite
- Uneven size between the molars (too big or too small)
- Unpolished, having holes or wear during the chewing process teeth surface
3. The outstanding advantage of Dental Veneer
- Root treatment of chipped, sparse, yellowed, or slightly toothless
- Optimizing the time of examination, and treatment, after just two appointments, the clients will have unprecedented beautiful teeth
- Veneer having a high aesthetic with a thin, natural porcelain layer
- Commitment not to sharpen and damage the original teeth, so absolutely not affect the pulp and does not cause sensitivity.
- Withstand the chewing force, great impact force, difficult to dislodge during use because porcelain teeth are nearly 20 times harder than real teeth.
- Veneer has a lifespan of 20-25 years, even a lifetime if it is restored by a good dentist and proper dental care.
4. The most commonly used types of Veneer glues
The most trusted types of Veneer can be mentioned: Emax, Lava, and Diamond.
Porcelain veneer E-Max is a modern porcelain veneer, crafted by new technology. It is preferred over the Zirconium crown because it is harder and more durable. It is less chipped than the Zirconium crown. Porcelain veneer E-Max is made from lithium disilicate porcelain, a material that has been engineered for its translucent color and durability. Once attached, the client will have a hard and durable porcelain crown looking exactly like the other teeth of him. The only downside of the E-Max porcelain veneer is its high cost since it is one of the best available types.
LAVA veneer help preserve tooth structure in many different cases. Due to the durability of the material, LAVA crowns can be made thinner and less structurally removed for mounting. While comfortably sitting on the client’s teeth, it will preserve their structure and integrity, while also resisting any damage from food and chewing.
Diamond porcelain teeth or diamond porcelain teeth are considered “super porcelain teeth” because they can bring the perfect beauty to customers. This is the type of porcelain teeth imported directly from the world’s leading dental materials group in Germany. Diamond porcelain teeth are made up of 100% natural porcelain, in which the porcelain rib is made from Zirconium Oxide, the outside is covered with a layer of young diamonds (super thin diamond powder) to create sparkle, vividness for the user. The above-mentioned high-end porcelain material combined with modern CAD/CAM processing technology makes this porcelain tooth have many advantages to create a superior level than conventional porcelain teeth.
5. Process of Dental Veneer at Chingo Dental
Step1: Examination, check-up
Before any dental interventions, dentists will examine the first tooth. For porcelain gluing, the dentist will check whether the teeth are suitable for gluing porcelain veneer or not. And if the client’s teeth are decayed or have tartar, the dental side will clean and then perform the next steps. In some cases, X-rays must be taken so that the dentist can have the best judgment about the structure and the condition of the client’s teeth before performing the porcelain gluing procedure.
Step 2: Getting jaw marks
Although it does not have to be sharpened as much as porcelain crowns, the customer still has to sharpen a little of the outer surface of the teeth to attach the faceplate. After grinding, the dentist will take a specialized dental mix and customer jaw marks to design a suitable patch for the customer’s teeth.
Step 3: Install temporary teeth
The temporary teeth will help customers comfortably smile, speak, and communicate, eat normally while waiting for the complete porcelain patch to be installed. Because depending on each case, the finishing process of gluing porcelain will take a few hours or a few days, so for customers who need a lot of time, the dentist will attach temporary teeth.
Step 4: Attach Veneer on the tooth surface
When the porcelain faceplate has been designed, the dentist will re-examine and proceed to attach the fixed veneer to the front surface of the customer’s teeth, resin, and laser light effect. After processing, the patch will be carefully examined by a dentist. A special layer of gel will be applied to the surface of the teeth before gluing porcelain. The veneer patch is carefully attached to the tooth surface by the dentist, ensuring that the tooth is aesthetically pleasing and the bite joint is not affected.
Step 5: Re-hygiene and do an overall check-up
Hygiene and re-check the overall is the last but very important step. The dentist will require the client to bite gently to check again the teeth position whether they are suitable or not, chewing is normal or not.
Step 6: Make the next appointment
The dentist appoints the client to re-examine the customer after applying the Veneer periodically every 3-6 months to check the effectiveness of the active Veneer actions in the oral cavity. If there are any technical errors, the dentist will perform technical actions to handle them promptly.
Dental Veneer do not damage a client’s teeth. They are porcelain tooth structures placed on real teeth. They will not cause any natural teeth destruction. However, before choosing the Veneer, you should discuss it with your dentist regarding many related issues.
Dental Veneer are tooth-colored material placed on the teeth. They are made entirely out of porcelain. After the porcelain glued faceplate is fabricated, they are permanently attached to the client’s teeth. The lifespan of Veneer teeth can reach 10-20 years, depending on the material, usage, and care.
The answer is yes. This is the known solution to enhance customers’ smiles, and improve their appearance as well as preserve the original teeth as much as possible.
If the veneer teeth are made from porcelain, they can last for at least 10 years. If the customer maintains them well, the lifespan of the porcelain faceplates can be extended up to 20 years. Good oral hygiene is essential for the longevity of the veneer.
Veneer teeth cannot fall out. They are attached to the client’s teeth with a permanent binder. In rare cases, Dental Veneer can fall out due to poor adhesion or poor bonding of the veneer to the tooth surface.
Yes, customers can brush the Dental Veneer. After the porcelain crown process is completed, the porcelain patches will become the customer’s own teeth. You can brush them as you normally would. Flossing with Veneer is also recommended. Good oral hygiene should be maintained by rinsing the client’s mouth with mouthwash.
After the client’s oral examination is finished, the dentist will design the porcelain teeth with the perfect size matching the customer’s real tooth mold. After the processing of the Veneer in Labo is finished, the dentist is responsible for meticulously and carefully attaching the veneer to the teeth surface. A complete porcelain gluing procedure includes test fees, material fees, and physician fees. This is the reason why the price of Dental Veneer is so expensive.
Veneer teeth not only enhance the aesthetic appearance of the customer. Although they are rated for good strength, customers should note that the Veneer is quite thin. Therefore, customers must be careful when eating hard food such as apples, chewy meat, hard candies, ice, etc.
Here is some food to avoid if the customer is using Veneer:
- Chewy meat
- Drink pigments, such as tomato sauce, coffee, red wine, berries, tomatoes, cola, tea, etc.
- Hard food such as sugar candies, ice cubes, bone items, cartilage, etc.
The Veneer dental is generally not painful. The client will feel pain, and numbness during the attachment process. After finishing, Veneer teeth do not cause any pain or get entangled. If the pain persists, clients should ask their dentist to promptly fix technical errors or other interventions to minimize the likelihood of pain.
Before performing Dental Veneer, the dentist will perform an oral examination, cleaning, or treatment of periodontitis (if any). If the gum is inflamed, it is imperative that the customer can be healed and then glued to the Veneer for the highest aesthetic and health effects. A Veneer tooth is said to be beautiful when it must ensure both the form factor, the form of the teeth when attached, and at the same time, restore the ability to chew without causing pain, bleeding when used.
If Veneer aren’t properly mounted, some gaps can be created accumulating food and bacteria. This will contribute to certain diseases such as periodontal, tooth decay, or severe gingivitis leading to bad breath.
The Veneer needs 2 steps to be done. For the first visit, the client has to come, consult and take a dental mark to send to the labo to design a matching real tooth sample. For the second visit, one will be attached teeth, adjusted if there is a technical problem with the designed Veneer. In case the client wants to attach teeth within the first visit, the Veneer may not have aesthetics as well as unable to adpress the real teeth affecting the eating, chewing, and later daily activities.
Veneer gluing can only apply to permanent teeth. Hence, real teeth can’t develop after being sharpened. In case the Veneer falls off, the customer has to reattach another Veneer tooth.
Dental Veneer is usually designed with the color matching the color of the remaining teeth, or the color of the client’s skin. The natural yellow color of the veneer will bring out a realistic look. The porcelain color, whether we can choose opaque porcelain or clear porcelain, depends on the status of a client’s original teeth. Customers should also be aware that to preserve the color of Veneer teeth for a long time, avoid drinking coffee, colored drinks, and smoking because it can stain teeth even though the porcelain is glued.