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Dental Veneers: Things to Know

When you have a toothache, the pain is unbearable. Besides that, it also triggers several other pains in the body, such as headache, ear pain, difficulties in eating, and much more. Oral diseases are sometimes caused by tooth decay, a shaking tooth, a gum disease, or chipped and irregular teeth.

However, there are solutions to these problems. From root filling, removing a tooth to replacing an artificial tooth- the dental can help you. 

There are various solutions, such as dental implants and dental veneers. In this article, we are going to talk about dental veneers.

What are dental veneers?

 Dental veneers are also known as, porcelain veneers. It is a material used to create thin- shells in the shape of the tooth to cover the front of your tooth. Thus, it improves the appearance of one’s teeth, hence, enhancing their smile.

Furthermore, this material is bonded in the front of the tooth, which covers the dull, natural colour of the tooth- making them appear whiter. Hence, this procedure also helps to level the teeth and maintain a proper shape. There are various types of dental veneers, keep reading below to find out more.

The different types of dental veneers are as follows:

The dental veneers come in two types;

composite veneers

porcelain veneers

Each veneer type has its own pros and cons. You can choose one based on several factors, such as sustainability, the best suiting for your mouth, the price factors and, much more.

What are the problems solved by a dental veneer?

There are various issues solved by a veneer, whether it is just to improve the appearance, or, the fixing of a tooth. Below mentioned are a few other reasons;Treat teeth that are worn out

Fix the broken and chipped tooth

Shape the irregular shape tooth

Align the tooth that is not in the proper position

Close the gaps between the natural teeth set

Fix the tooth that is discolored

 This could be due to various reasons, such as, 

Undergoing a root canal treatment

Drug strains 

There is an excessive amount of fluoride being present

Due to large fillings of resin

Is it possible to get cavities in the dental veneers?

The answer is yes. One can get cavities on the tooth where a veneer is not bonded. However, it does not stop there; one can also get cavities underneath a veneer.

Therefore, one should be very particular and be extra careful.

Do veneers change their color like natural teeth?

Here is the best factor of a veneer, No, it does not lose its colour over time. Once a veneer is attached, you can smile and show off your white teeth! However, one should always paint the dental veneer, to a natural-looking colour that is suiting their skin tone, not so white that it screams out loud- fake teeth!

Do veneers wear out, fade off or, come out?

It is very unlikely for a veneer to pull off from the attached tooth. However, there is a 1% possibility that the bond between the material and the tooth can weaken. Hence, there is a likely chance of the veneer falling out. 

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