Before we can grasp porcelain dental veneers, we should first have a fundamental understanding of what dental veneers are and what their duties in dentistry are.
Dental veneers are, as the name implies, veneers that are worn over teeth. In layman’s words, these are custom-made tooth covers. Like all other forms of veneers, dental veneers are intended to ‘cover-up’ for anything on the teeth. Dental veneers can conceal tooth discoloration, giving the person effectively beautiful white teeth! There are two types of people who employ this tooth whitening strategy: to wear veneers. The first category includes those whose teeth are so discolored that they will not respond to bleaching, often used as the “first line of treatment” for teeth whitening. The second group consists of people whose teeth are not as discolored as those in the first category but who find the thought of teeth bleaching unappealing. Both parties see dental veneers as a teeth whitening aid that achieves flawless results (the veneers used are ultra-thin) and has a long-lasting effect.
Other ‘defects’ that dental veneers can cover include crooked teeth, missing teeth, and uneven tooth spacing.
Of course, veneers are not exclusively used in cosmetic dentistry. Aside from cosmetic dentistry, veneers may be used to heal cracks and chips in the teeth, exceptionally those so large that bonding would not be effective in mending them.
The veneers worn for these diverse roles are now typically purchased from dental suppliers and tailored by dental technicians in dental clinics.
There are two sorts of veneers: porcelain dental veneers like those we’re looking at and composite dental veneers.
As the name implies, what distinguishes porcelain veneers is the material from which they are made: porcelain. Porcelain veneers are constructed from porcelain, while composite veneers are created from resin.
Dental measurements of the person seeking porcelain veneers are often taken in a dental clinic. The porcelain used to make the veneers is usually worked into a fragile film using specialized machinery so that when they are placed in the ‘patient’s mouth, they end up blending in with the rest of the dental formula so well that another person will never know anything has been done to the teeth.
The main advantage of composite veneers over porcelain veneers is durability. Porcelain veneers have been shown again and again to last far longer than composite veneers. To be sure, porcelain dental veneers are slightly more expensive than veneers. However, their endurance compensates for their increased porcelain veneers cost since they are known to outlast composite veneers several times over. As such, they are first-choice veneers for the quality-conscious dental patient with the means to pay for it.