- What are veneers?
- Who can perform the veneers procedure?
- What are the types of veneers available?
- What does the veneer procedure look like?
- What to choose: veneers or crowns?
- How much do veneers cost?
- Where do go for the veneer procedure?
Veneers that are glued to your teeth will give you a beautiful and healthy-looking smile. It is an effective way to hide discolouration when other solutions fail. How to ensure a bright white smile with the help of veneers?
Veneers are a type of prosthetic restoration in the form of thin shells. They are permanently glued to the front of the teeth with the help of special composite cements, helping achieve natural alignment and shape of the tooth. They help hide imperfections, such as discolouration, small cracks or chipped teeth. The biggest advantage of veneers, as opposed to teeth whitening procedures, is the instant effect – we can enjoy a bright white smile immediately after leaving the dentist.
Veneers are a great solution for patients with a diastema problem. Once you place them on, the problem disappears immediately.
Veneers can be applied by any qualified dentist in this dental office. This service is available in one of over a dozen Medicover Dentistry clinics in the country.
Types of veneers depend on the material from which they were made. Currently on the market we can find acrylic, composite and porcelain veneers.
Acrylic veneers are made of an artificial material, which is the acrylic polymer. They are not as durable and should only be used as temporary replacements.
Composite and porcelain veneers are best to ensure a beautiful smile for a long time.
Composite veneers are made of a material similar to the one used to fill cavities. They are not as aesthetically pleasing as porcelain veneers, but they cost less. Composite veneers last between 2 and 5 years.
Porcelain veneers provide the best aesthetic effect and the greatest durability. They reflect light rays just like real teeth, making them virtually unrecognisable as implants. High resistance to abrasion, discolouration and the sticking of plaque means that after the treatment we will enjoy a beautiful smile for up to 10 years.
A dental consultation is needed before veneers can be applied. At Medicover, in the interest of our patients, we involve them actively at every stage of diagnosis and treatment. At the first appointment, the dentist will discuss the pros and cons of veneers, answer all questions and concerns, as well as carry out a dental examination and pre-qualify the patient for the right treatment. With the help of special diagnostic models, the patient will be able to see approximately what the final result will look like. Before implanting veneers, it is necessary to treat any cavities, remove plaque and tartar.
Implanting veneers is a multi-stage process that requires several visits to the dentist. At the first visit, the doctor takes impressions needed to prepare the implants. The teeth are then polished with diamond stones to ensure the veneers will stick to the tooth surface. To avoid unnecessary pain, local anaesthesia is administered. Patients leave the office with temporary veneers that allow them to comfortably wait several days for the final product.
The veneers are implanted during the next visit. Temporary veneers are removed, the contact surface of the implant with the tooth enamel is once again cleaned, and finally, using special composite cements, the veneer is placed on the tooth.
Only thing left is to ensure a normal bite and provide recommendations to the patients. After this procedure, oral hygiene doesn’t differ significantly from caring for natural teeth. There are no contraindications to brushing, flossing or using mouthwash. An appointment for a follow-up visit is also set.
After leaving the dentist chair, you can enjoy a new, bright white smile.
Dental crowns are another example of prosthetic restorations. They help to precisely reconstruct badly damaged teeth. They are widely used as an attempt to restore the proper function of the tooth, e.g. after root canal treatment or damage done by cavities. The aesthetic effects are not as good as in the case of veneers.
If we want to maintain the function of a badly damaged tooth, get a crown. However, if you want your teeth to look aesthetically pleasing, veneers are a better option.
The total cost of veneers will vary, depending on:
possible initial dental treatment;
number of veneers implanted;
the city and the dental office;
the type of veneers used.
As for composite veneers, be prepared to spend several hundred zlotys per tooth. Porcelain veneers are more expensive and prices start at PLN 1,000.
Veneer implantation procedures are offered at Medicover dental centres in many Polish cities. For more details, please visit our website at Medicover.pl or call the Hotline.
Veneers are great for hiding all kinds of dental defects. It may not be the cheapest solution, but it gives phenomenal, long-lasting effects. It is not a complicated procedure and we can enjoy the results immediately after the visit.
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