A smile is one of the first features people notice on meeting. If your tooth needs minor treatment to make your smile shine, dental veneers ( porcelain veneers ) will help you upgrade your smile and make it more beautiful.
What are Porcelain veneers?
Porcelain Veneers also known as Dental Veneers are thin, tooth-coloured shells attached to the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. A widespread problem most people face is crooked teeth, meaning teeth are poorly positioned or when there are gaps between the teeth. All such conditions will badly affect a person’s look, and it doesn’t allow people to brush correctly and also will not be able to chew the food correctly while eating. Porcelain Veneers are a great option if you have crooked teeth and are not interested in investing money and time in correcting them through braces.
Porcelain veneers act as a dental lamination for your teeth. It covers the damaged teeth, reshaping or whitening and brightening your smile.
Benefits of dental veneer
Below is the list of benefits you can get from dental veneer:
- Make your smile healthy and beautiful
- It gives a natural tooth appearance to your broken or crooked tooth
- They are staining resistant
- It makes dark teeth appear whiter with the colour selection
- It provides strength and durability to teeth
- Gums handles porcelain well
- The procedure is quick and simple
- Teeth trimming is less
- To close the gap between teeth
Porcelain veneers procedure cost in India
The cost of veneers in India depends on your location, dentist fees and the number of teeth you want to restore. One consultation session with your dentist may cost between Rs 500-1200. The cost of veneer in India is around Rs 12000. Porcelain veneers procedure cost in India is less than in other countries such as the USA, Canada or Australia.
How to prepare for your appointment
Before going for the porcelain veneers, you should have a preliminary appointment with your dentist to discuss options suitable for you and how many veneers you want to place. Sometimes, if your teeth are too crooked, then the dentist will advise you to have braces before placing the veneers or other treatment options.
The dentist will take X-rays at this stage to evaluate your teeth’ health. They will look for signs of tooth decay, gum disease or if need of root canals. If you have these problems, you cannot go with veneer treatment.
To get the correct size of your tooth for the porcelain veneers, the dentist will trim down about 0.3 to 0.8mm of your tooth, and they take an impression of your teeth. This mold (impression) will send to the lab to create your veneers.
How are veneers put on your teeth?
Typically, it takes 5-7days after your dentist makes your mold to get your porcelain veneers back from the lab. Once your veneers are ready, you can fix an appointment to have them placed. Your dentist will examine the veneers’ fit, colour and shape to make them perfect for you.
The dentist will clean your teeth to keep bacteria from being trapped under the veneers and causing decay. They will use a grinding tool to create a rougher texture on each tooth on which the veneer is applied. This will help the veneer to stick to the tooth.
Your dentist will use dental cement to bond the porcelain veneer to the tooth. It can be done with the help of ultraviolet light, making cement hard quickly.
You have to go again for the follow-up visit in a couple of weeks to check your gums and veneers.
Below are the precautions to get the longest life span of your veneers:
- Never use your teeth to open any packets
- If you play sports, wear a mouth guard
- Don’t chew complex objects like fingernails, pens or ice
- Brush your teeth properly
- Maintain good oral hygiene
- If you grind or clench your teeth, you should get a mouth guard
You may have a tugging sensation in the initial days. It will take time to get used to porcelain veneers. There are no severe side effects.
Below are some of the risks involved in Porcelain veneers:
- The process cannot be undone
- It cannot be repaired if they crack
- Your teeth after veneers become more sensitive to hot and cold foods and drinks
- Veneers can fall off
Conclusion for Porcelain veneers treatment
A healthy smile is a symbol of joy and happiness. It improves your confidence and interactions with others. Veneers are an excellent way to hide discoloured, crooked or damaged teeth. They change the cracked tooth to an evenly shaped, naturally coloured tooth. The porcelain veneer is not the permanent solution to your broken teeth; it will just cover the imperfections so that your smile will be more beautiful and healthier.