Dental veneers are very thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. They help cover up minor flaws on the teeth' surface that would otherwise require more invasive procedures to rectify. Veneers can last a lifetime and are highly durable, lasting up to 10 years before needing to be replaced. They are manufactured in dental laboratories where they are matched perfectly with your smile.
Dental laminate is a thin shell designed with custom-made tooth-colored material. Laminate veneers are advanced porcelain veneers due to their similar function and benefits. However, attaching teeth laminates involves no reshaping of the natural tooth. There is no removal or alteration of the enamel and tooth structure. The ceramic laminates for teeth are as thin as a contact lens and a trimmer version of veneers. The veneers can be a little bulky on the teeth when placed without altering them. The laminates are a bit more costly than porcelain veneers.
Why do you need Dental Veneers and Laminates?
Both veneers and laminates can help conceal minor imperfections in your teeth. They are fixed right on top of the teeth to hide their flaws and assist you in covering their defects. Veneers and Laminates can totally change your smile and appearance and hence are considered a cosmetic procedure and often used for smile makeovers.
When should you decide on Veneers and Laminates?
Veneers and Laminates can miraculously transform your smile while at the same time create a beautifully uniform appearance. Some of the reasons you can decide on veneers include the following:
- If you want to conceal your discolored and stained teeth.
- Small cracks and chips have developed in your teeth.
- There are significant gaps and spaces which need to be hidden.
- If you want to give a stunning makeover to your smile.
What is the procedure involved in Veneers and Laminates?
The veneer and laminate procedure's main advantage is that it can be performed with little to no anesthesia. The procedure is reasonably non-invasive and can be completed fast. In veneers, a thin layer of the tooth's enamel is removed, to which the veneers are to be fixed. The front teeth' impressions are taken and sent to a dental lab to have veneers and laminates custom-made for you. While fabricating these restorations, care is taken that they match the color of the surrounding teeth. When they come back from the lab, they are attached to the front surface of your teeth. Strong adhesives are used to bond the veneers and laminates. With good care and maintenance, you can expect the veneers and laminates to last for up to a decade.
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