If chipped, cracked, misaligned, crooked, or even discolored teeth have left you feeling uncomfortable with your smile, you’ve likely already spent some time thinking about what you can do to rectify it, and perhaps even come to consider the amazing benefits you can achieve when you correct your dental issues with veneers.
As dental treatments go, the super-thin porcelain shells are incredibly popular the world over—second most popular the world over in fact, behind only teeth whitening.
If you have been considering getting veneers Turkey then you’ve no doubt a question or two rattling around in your head that you’d like an answer to, and that’s where we come in. We’ve put together a handful of some of the most popular frequently asked questions on the topic, to hopefully resolve any uncertainties or reservations you may have and get you well on your way to achieving your perfect dream smile.
Is it Possible for a Veneer to Fall Off?
In some rare circumstances, it is indeed possible for a veneer to become dislodged and fall off. If this were to occur, then it’s likely because it wasn’t fitted properly in the first place. Ultimately, the only reason for a veneer to fall off is due to your dentist doing a poor job, so it’s always important to do some research first and establish whether or not your dentist is fully qualified for the work, and that you’re in a good, safe pair of hands.
What’s the Difference Between a Veneer and a Crown?
A crown is placed over the top of your tooth like a cap, surrounding it at all sides. A veneer on the other hand is a thin shell of either a composite resin material or porcelain, which covers the front of the tooth and requires less of the tooth to be reduced.
Will My Veneers Match My Other Teeth?
Cutting edge digital technology will be used to ensure your veneers are color-matched to your surrounding teeth. In order to have their veneers a whiter shade, however, many patients will often choose to whiten their surrounding teeth before undergoing the veneer procedure.
Will My Veneers Stain?
One of the reasons you may be looking into veneers is due to discoloration thanks to years of drinking coffee and red wine, along with eating heavily pigmented food. The good news is that veneers are stain-resistant, even more so than natural teeth. This doesn’t mean they’re stain-proof though, and it’s still possible that the same excess amounts of coffee, red wine, and heavily pigmented food could land you back at square one needing new veneers again. When you have veneers, you’ll want to take care when eating or drinking examples such as these, if not avoiding them outright.
Will the Veneers Make My Teeth Extra Sensitive?
Many patients experience some degree of sensitivity to hot and/or cold temperatures after having their veneers fitted, however, this will typically only be temporary, and should resolve itself after a couple of days. This is due to the thin layer of enamel that was removed from the teeth, so you may want to avoid hot or cold foods for a few days after getting your veneers.
How Much of My Tooth Enamel Will Need to be Removed?
In order for your veneers to fit flush with the surrounding teeth and look totally natural, a small amount of enamel will need to be removed from the surface of your teeth. Only a minimal amount will need to be removed though, since the typical veneer isn’t even a millimeter in thickness, however, it’s just enough that the procedure can’t be considered reversible.
Can My Teeth Still Get Cavities with Veneers?
Veneers don’t have any impact on your tooth’s susceptibility to decay. As long as you continue to practice good oral hygiene by brushing twice a day, flossing, using mouthwash, and making regular visits to your dentist, then you shouldn’t have to worry about getting cavities.
What are the Temporary Veneers Between Procedures Like? Will I be Able to Eat Normally with Them?
After you’ve had your first appointment with your dentist and your teeth have been prepared for your veneers, you’ll be provided with a temporary set to wear until the permanent ones have been created. The temporary ones you’ll wear will look just like any other normal tooth, although they usually only come in one shade of white.
When it comes to eating, you’ll typically be able to eat as normal, although you may want to be a little careful. Temporary veneers are designed to be removed, so you’ll want to try and avoid anything that could cause them to come off.
What’s a Common Reason to Replace a Veneer?
Porcelain veneers are incredibly strong, so no regular circumstance should cause them to chip, crack, or otherwise become damaged. That isn’t to say that trauma to the veneer wouldn’t cause it to become damaged, and in some cases, receding gums can cause the root of the tooth to become exposed, and since the veneer doesn’t cover it, some patients may want to get new veneers to ensure it’s covered.
What are Some of the Advantages of Getting Veneers?
When getting veneers, not much of the tooth’s enamel needs to be removed in order to accommodate the veneer, leaving the majority of the tooth structure preserved. In addition, any issues you may have such as crookedness, misalignment, gaps, chips, cracks, or discoloration can be addressed and corrected with veneers, while also being color-matched to your surrounding teeth, and—in the case of porcelain veneers—being stain resistant too.
What are Some of the Disadvantages of Getting Veneers?
One of the main disadvantages of getting veneers is that once they’re in place, the process is irreversible. Also, if a porcelain veneer were to crack or chip, repairing it would be difficult, and would likely require a whole new replacement. It’s therefore important to avoid any bad habits such as nail-biting, teeth grinding, or chewing things you shouldn’t be chewing, along with making sure you’re cautious when eating certain foods. Veneers also won’t prevent decay, so it’s important that you continue to brush, floss, and make regular visits to the dentist if your veneers are going to last.
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