Most of us suffer from imperfections on our teeth such as chipped, cracked, stained, and crooked teeth. At one-point dental veneers were only for movie stars. Now it is available to all.
Dental veneers are the same as natural teeth in form and function. Porcelain veneers try to replicate the look and feel of our natural teeth. You can bite and chew your food as normal and they wont ever fall out. Porcelain veneers can last a lifetime if you brush and floss regularly (2x a day).
What are dental veneers?
Veneers are thin layers of composite or porcelain that are placed over the tooth’s surface. Porcelain veneers is the best option of the two as they look natural like your real teeth.
What can dental Veneers fix?
If your natural tooth or teeth are not severely decayed or missing, then dental veneers or crowns can be a good long-term option. Dental veneers are the only treatment available that can physically change the shape, size and colour of your teeth.
The following are common conditions that can benefit from dental veneers:
- Broken teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Small gaps between teeth
- Discoloured teeth
- Undesirably large or small teeth for example, correcting a gummy smile
The veneer process takes just 2-3 visits and can be completed in about 2 weeks or less. This is a much shorter time frame than some other dental treatments like orthodontics which could take up to 2 years.
Charmaine visited Silver Oaks Dental Clinic for a full smile makeover. She had previously decayed teeth, tooth loss, teeth protrusion and some of her teeth had the old amalgam fillings. Her heart health was at risk due to the state of her teeth.
Dr Huson's solution for Charmaine's teeth included dental crowns and dental veneers. Dr Huson first gave Charmaine a thorough evaluation during the first consultation, including a:
• comprehensive dental exam, and a 3D scan was taken.
• treatment plan: Dr Huson had a look at her teeth and jawbone and gave Charmaine a treatment plan based on how many teeth needed to be repaired and the condition of her jawbone.
A quote was then given to Charmaine and explained in detail what the treatment entailed. Digital Smile Design and the latest technology was used to craft Charmaine's smile and simulations offered to her to show her what her potential teeth could look like. Click here to learn more about Digital Smile Design : http://www.silveroaksdentalclinic.co.za/index.php/dental-treatments/digital-dentistry
Charmaine's second appointment was the crown preparations. Ten days later the final crowns were fitted.
It was such a pleasure to work with Charmaine - she was a delightful lady who enjoyed telling us a new joke at every visit ! This kept us in stitches as we tried to concentrate on our work..
At the end of all the work was a very happy patient who could not stop smiling from ear to ear!
The pic above is of Charmaine who had a smile makeover done by Dr Roy Richard Huson @silveroaksdentalclinic