The Ultimate Guide To Veneers Made Really Easy

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The Ultimate Guide To Veneers Made Really Easy

Chapter 1: Veneers

This is the first step of your six parts journey into the complete guide on Veneers.

If you wish to know everything about Veneers, this is where you start. This guide has been created by our dentist Dt. Cevahir Taşkın to help you have an in-depth understanding of this treatment.

We will discuss in this article what are veneers and everything you need to know about them. After reading this, you’ll become an expert on veneers. Also, you’ll be able to pick the best treatment for you and your dental health.

Veneers also called dental veneers or dental facets, are thin shells placed on the teeth. Veneers are used in dental procedures, cosmetic procedures to correct or change the color, direction, location, shape, or length of the anterior teeth in the upper and/or lower arches.

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are extremely thin, ranging from 0.5 to 0.7mm, shells imitating teeth made of ceramic, composite, or lithium disilicate. They conceal the patient’s teeth when discolored, misaligned, crooked, abnormal, over spaced, chipped or fractured teeth are present. They come in a multitude of varieties and colors.

The new dental facets will cover the entire visible surface of the tooth to conceal these problems. 

This means you’ll always need to have dental facets and, in case they get ruined or broken, you will need to replace them. 

In short, dental facets are placed on top of the patient’s natural teeth, covering the visible area of the normal teeth, crafting a perfect smile with white and aesthetic teeth.

Veneers made simple: Dental facets are like a protective phone cover, but for your teeth. The phone cover prevents damage and covers a stained, scratched phone. Veneers do just the same but in a much more sophisticated way to your teeth.

Veneers made simple: Also, dental facets are like fake nails. It gets attached on top of your natural fingernails for aesthetic reasons but your fingernail will be there always under it.

What Does a Veneer Look Like?

People are often curious about what do veneers look like after they are placed. They are wafer-thin covers fixed on top of your tooth able to cover the entire surface. It’s designed to provide a brand new surface to your teeth, imitating teeth perfectly.

You can find facets in many forms, shapes, sizes, and materials while dentists customize them to treat your dental needs efficiently. 

A correct application and an aesthetic approach will also help in getting a natural appearance.

Pros and Cons of Dental Facets

Before undergoing any medical procedure, you must know the pros and cons of the treatment. 

So, let’s take a look at the PROS and CONS:

Advantages of Veneers

Disadvantages of Veneers

Cover stains or discolorations

Irreversibile procedure

Cover crooked misaligned teeth

Requires filing of natural teeth

Don’t get stained

Not everlasting (10-15 years) 

Long-lasting

Possible tooth sensitivity

Noninvasive procedure

Possibly expensive*

Adapt to your teeth

Chance of chipping

No excessive tooth modification

Require good oral hygiene/health

Create a perfect smile

Require new habits

Don’t change color in time

Not all are ideal candidates

 * If you think veneers may be out of your budget, you may get your veneers in Istanbul.

Problems You Can’t Solve With This Treatment

Dental facets are a dental aesthetic treatment for people aiming to improve the look of their smile. They help with a wide range of problems. We are covering every dental issue like covering crooked, discolored, or unappealing teeth. Veneers have some limitations and are not always the right solution. So here we will discuss what’s not possible to achieve with the use of this aesthetic treatment.

  1. Missing teeth: you can’t replace missing teeth with dental veneers as you can only apply them to existing teeth. In case of tooth loss, the patient may need implants or dentures. It’s a slightly more invasive option but more adequate.
  2. Severe overcrowding: it is possible to apply veneers only with crooked and distant teeth but not with overcrowding. This leads to oral hygiene problems and bite problems that could damage the dental facets. You may need orthodontic treatment.
  3. Cavities: it is not possible to solve cavities problems because there could be problems with infections under the veneers. You should treat cavities before getting veneers.
  4. Bruxism or teeth grinding: People who grind or clench their teeth are not good candidates for this treatment because, over time, they will damage them by grinding, leading to eventual breakage.

In conclusion, for a personalized consultation and to find out which solution is right for you and your smile makeover, you can contact us here.

Are Veneers Permanent?

Dental facets are permanent and irreversible. The teeth can’t be uncovered after the teeth preparation, even if it’s conservative preparation.

In case of broken or chipped facets, you need to get new ones immediately. This is part of the veneer’s maintenance routine, if you lose one you have to replace it right away.

Are Veneers Fake Teeth?

No, veneers are not fake teeth. This question of are veneers false teeth is very common. They only cover the front of your teeth.

Your teeth will need to be there always in the case of facets. The tooth and the facets are attached together so the veneer will just lay on top of it.

Do Veneers Ruin Your Teeth?

The short answer is no. During the veneers procedure, you only get a small layer of the teeth’ enamel removed without any damage to the teeth.

Unexperienced doctors may shave too much, creating problems such as tooth sensitivity. This won’t be a problem at Dentfix. Dental facets help your teeth look better and won’t ruin your teeth!

Who Is The Ideal Candidate?

You are the ideal candidate for veneers if you:

  1. Are at least 18 years old 
  2. Have teeth too stained or discolored for a whitening
  3. Have stained teeth because of old fillings or decay
  4. Don’t have severe bruxism
  5. Have enough enamel*
  6. Have a good oral health
  7. Don’t have severely crooked or misaligned teeth
  8. Have deformed, chipped, crooked, and cracked teeth
  9. Don’t bite your nails
  10. Don’t have severe malocclusion **
  11. Will avoid candy  hard foods, biting your nails, nibbling on pen caps, pencils, etc
  12. Will get regular checkups from the dentist 
  13. Understands what this treatment entails 

*Enamel: it’s the outer layer of the teeth, covering the outside crown of the tooth. Fun fact: Tooth enamel it’s the hardest substance in the human body and it’s composed of 96% of minerals.

**Malocclusion: this term refers to an incorrect or improper alignment of upper and lower teeth, creating a misaligned bite or occlusion. In simple terms, when you close your teeth together, they don’t match or close correctly.

How Old Do You Have To Be To Get Veneers?

Usually, you should wait until you are not a minor anymore (18+). Wait until you have completed the mental and physical growth process. However, we prefer patients at least 20-22 years of age.

But why?

First of all, the patient should be aware of their decision and understand every single detail of this treatment and how it is permanent and a lifetime commitment.

Secondly, the patient should be old enough to have finished to growth process so there won’t be any change to the teeth. A change in teeth shape or position will compromise the facets and may require a second set of them.

Can You Get Veneers When Old Age Is Approaching?

Yes, of course! There are no limitations on age when it comes to getting dental facets. So if you are asking yourself “Should seniors get veneers?” the answer is yes.

With age, your smile can lose its original beauty and become duller. If you want to have a white smile and an aesthetic smile veneers are for you. As long as teeth are present and your dentist advises you to, you can get veneers without any problem.

Can You Get Veneers When Pregnant?

There is no contraindication whatsoever when it comes to getting dental facets in pregnancy. The dental facets procedure is non-invasive and it has no risks for you or your baby. So, if you want to welcome your child into the world with a beautiful smile, you can do so.

However, we always recommend asking your OB-GYN’s opinion on the matter and then getting in touch with our dentists to find the perfect solution for you.

In some cases, the OB-GYN may suggest waiting after the pregnancy to get veneers. In others, they will give you the green light to get the perfect smile you want.

Can you get veneers with bone loss? 

Veneers will not help your bone loss problem. Actually, they could make it worse. If you have bone loss you should solve the problem by choosing the right dental treatment, then consider dental facets.

Can you get veneers with periodontal disease?

In short, no. For you to get veneers you should have healthy teeth and healthy gums. However, once your gum have been correctly treated and healed you will be able to get facets.

Will People Notice I Have Veneers On?

Your facets should match your natural teeth because that’s what good veneers are supposed to do. They are supposed to mask your issues in a way that people around you cannot tell the difference between real teeth and veneers.

If for some reason, people notice you have them, it’s probably because of the astounding improvement you got on your teeth.

A skillful dentist will make sure that your facets match your natural teeth. If you picked a professional dental service, nobody would be able to tell that you are wearing dental facets.

What Are Dental Veneers For?

Dental veneers help you resolve problems involving the health and aesthetic appearance of the teeth. 

Dental veneers are for:

Dental Problem Cause of the problem 
stained, damaged, discolored teethsmoking, alcohol, excessive consumption of sugar, coffee, or tea, eating disorders
discolored teethamelogenosis imperfecta, tetracycline, fluorosis
chipped, fractured, damaged teeth trauma or hits, contact sports, biting down hard objects or foods
uneven teeth with minor misalignmentpacifier, bottle feeding, thumb sucking, morphology 
diastema (the gap between teeth)teeth too small for the mouth 

Can Veneers Replace Missing Teeth?

They are not substitutes for your teeth. This point is a point of confusion for so many people interested in this treatment. They are meant to cover just the entire tooth, the front part – the visible part – of the teeth. 

There will always be the need of keeping your teeth where you want veneers. It’s impossible to get veneers where there is a missing tooth, for example after an extraction.

If there’s a missing tooth you may need an implant. Dental facets are not the treatment for you.

Can Veneers Be Removed?

Yes, they can be removed but only temporarily. You can’t be without dental facets once you get them due to tooth reduction, even if it’s a light layer of enamel removed.

You can remove veneers in case of chipping, breaking, or because they’re old. You won’t be able to remove veneers. Also, you always need to replace them in case of broken or chipped veneers.

Will Veneers Fix An Overbite?

Dental facets are a cosmetic treatment, meaning their only aim is to better the appearance of the smile. They will not solve your problem. They will cover it so it won’t be visible and you’ll be left with a perfect smile. If you have an overbite facets won’t be able to solve it. However, an experienced doctor may be able to create veneers so beautifully looking the overbite won’t be as much visible.

Get in touch with our team and we’ll be happy to find the perfect solution for you!

Will Veneers Protect My Teeth?

Yes, they protect your teeth creating a hard surface between your tooth and the outside agents. The dental facets will not cover the tooth and give a pleasant look. It will also protect the tooth from the outside world, protecting them from possible chipping, hot-cold sensitivity, and possible staining.

You will still need proper care and oral health.

Will Veneers Straighten My Teeth?

No, they are just an aesthetic treatment in cosmetic dentistry. Dental facets are not able to change the shape, direction, or any anomaly of your teeth. 

They’re just applied for cosmetic and aesthetic reasons, to make your smile beautiful, to change the color. But underneath them, your teeth will still be the same. 

If you want a solution to straighten your teeth, you may need braces or an Invisalign.

When Were Veneers Invented?

Veneers were invented in 1928 when Dr. Pincus created its earliest form, a prosthesis attached to the front teeth meant to hide imperfections. These facets were fragile and not long-lasting or advanced as the ones we see today.

In 1937 he created a new version made from acrylic attached with denture adhesive. Again, this wasn’t very long-lasting and was considered more as temporary solution, for an event or short period of time. Think about the lasting period of a fake nail.

This treatment was meant for the rich and famous – from here starts the “Hollywood Smile” name – as it was extremely expensive, much more expensive than it is today.

In the 1950s, veneers were starting to be made out of resins or porcelain. Finally, in 1959 Dr. Buonocore invented the “etching technique”. He applied a mild acid to the teeth surface creating a rougher surface for the facet to attach longer. This made veneers more long-lasting and less expensive, requiring them to be reattached or recreated less.

What’s The First Step If I Want Veneers?

The first step is to get in touch with us. Get in touch with our team and we will guide you step by step into the consultation with one of our doctors. You and the doctor will pick the best option for your need and your aim. From there, you won’t be alone any step of the way.

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