Dental veneers – a fad or a necessity
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are thin ceramic plates that are bonded to the surface of the teeth to give them the desired shape and color. Dental health basically took on a new meaning with the advent of dental veneers. Dental aesthetics in Bucharest refers to a series of dental treatments, starting from dental veneers , to implants, crowns, etc. Specialists say that veneers are the almost miraculous solution for changing the appearance of the teeth. When a dental veneer is made, the facial features, size and position of the teeth are analyzed.
The procedure is easy for the patient and can be done in a few steps. Modern dentistry offers clients the opportunity to experience, in the long term, the effect of a bright smile. Before installing veneers, a tooth cleaning is often required to remove plaque. The patient and the dentist can select the color and shape of the veneers together. From an aesthetic point of view, the most suitable shade corresponds to the general shade of the teeth. The next step is to prepare the outer surface of the tooth to a thickness of 0.5 mm.
A good dentist, such as the specialists of our clinic (we remind you that you can find us in Bucharest, sector 2) will present the patient with the types of veneers available and let him choose: either ceramic or composite dental veneers. Each type has advantages and disadvantages, namely in the chapters: reliability, appearance and cost. Ceramic veneers are among the most popular and are made from biocompatible materials. Due to their composition, ceramic dental veneers have a natural appearance. This is why it is a preferred treatment option for most doctors when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. Statistics show that recently, an increasingly large number of requests from patients come specifically for dental restoration procedures, being not only functional, but also aesthetic, dental veneers are increasingly requested.
Who needs dental veneers? Indications for application
Dental aesthetics in Bucharest is constantly improving, so the application of dental veneers is recommended in the following cases:
- In the case of deformed teeth
- When the teeth show cracks or are fractured, but only at the level of the crown
- In the case of slight malpositions (crowded or spaced teeth)
- The existence of congenital malformations of form or structure
- Unsightly fillings
- Changes in color or position
In many clinical situations, the patient has healthy teeth, but some teeth are discolored, due to the administration of some medicinal preparations during childhood. For example: incorrectly administered iron supplements, or the use of tetracycline; but also due to certain habits of adult life - smoking and drinking coffee.
The advantages of veneers made of ceramic mass:
- Clinical durability – the failure rate demonstrated in studies was 7% at 2 years
- Lack of color changes (100% correspondence after 2 years);
- Lack of dental sensitivity
- The clearly superior color effect, but also the resistance to wear, and the impossibility of retaining bacterial plaque due to the glazed, glossy surfaces
- They give a natural look to the teeth
- The color of a dental veneer can be selected so that dark teeth are whiter
- Dental veneers generally do not require extensive intervention, but offer a more durable and aesthetically appealing alternative to other prosthetic work
- Another advantage is that before the veneer is built, an impression is made and there is the possibility of comparison (before and after)
The main disadvantage of veneers made of ceramic mass is represented by the higher price and the technical means necessary to make them. An alternative to ceramic mass veneers can be the application of composite material veneers, which meet the necessary aesthetic and morphological criteria, but less so those regarding clinical durability. However, composite dental veneers are more affordable.
Other disadvantages are:
- Dental veneers are not removable
- They cannot be repaired in case of trauma
- Because of the enamel being removed, the tooth may become more sensitive to hot and cold foods and drinks
- If you choose to cover only 2-3 teeth, you must choose the right color for the entire dentition
Dental veneers are not a good choice for people with unhealthy teeth (eg those with sensitivity or active gum disease – any dental conditions must be treated first).
How long-lasting are dental veneers?
A good dentist informs you about the longevity of veneers. Dental veneers generally last between 7 and 15 years. After this period, the veneers should be replaced. Good oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing and rinsing with antiseptic mouthwash – are essential to maintaining healthy teeth. Even though veneers are said to be stain resistant, your dentist will advise you to avoid foods and drinks that cause stains (eg coffee, tea or red wine), especially as these can darken adjacent teeth and a visible difference compared to veneers. The resistance of ceramic veneers is very high, and with the help of good oral hygiene, they can last a lifetime. The only risks are related to periodontal diseases, which can be avoided through a rigorous hygiene regime and preventive visits to the dentist.
The influence of dental veneers on self-confidence
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 89% of patients who chose cosmetic dental treatments noticed improvements in their self-esteem, and those around them considered them to be more attractive, after these procedures. Today people pay special attention to the appearance of those around them. A pleasant smile is the basis of the first impression and a positive attitude towards your personality. However, if for some reason, you still don't have a Hollywood smile - modern dentistry can change that. The beneficial psycho-social aspect that dental veneers could have on the patients' self-esteem level is a decisive one. Patient satisfaction, although it is a subjective criterion, is an important factor in dental aesthetics.
What is the price of dental veneers?
At Dentarbre Dental Clinic in Bucharest, ceramic veneers are priced at 1300-1600 lei , while direct veneers are even cheaper – you can choose the type that suits you, talking directly with the dentist. We also recommend that you pay attention to the clinic's online activity, to catch the wave of seasonal promotional prices!