Laminates & Veeners
Not sure what dental veneers or dental laminates are? Don’t worry, we at Zero cavity, got you covered. We have compiled the most frequently asked question to make your confusion go away.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers also, known as dental laminates, are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded with natural teeth to give a beautiful smile and hide imperfections. This covering is as strong as natural enamel. The veneers are custom-made to fit the contours of your teeth.
Will veneers make my teeth stronger?
Yes, when you choose to get veneers on your teeth, it will make your teeth up to 95% stronger.
Does it hurt to get dental veneers?
No, it does not hurt to get veneers.
Are dental veneers and crown the same?
No, dental veneers and crowns are different. Crowns cover the entire tooth whereas, veneers only cover the front or back portion of the tooth. For the preparation of the crown, there is a need for a substantial amount of tooth reduction.
Whereas in veneers, it doesn’t require such drastic prep work. Dental veneers are more of a cosmetic treatment.
How long does it take to get veneers?
It takes anywhere from 2 to 3 appointments to get Veneers.
Am I a candidate for veneer treatment?
Veneers are one of the best options available but only if
- have a good oral hygiene routine
- have sufficient tooth enamel
- you do not have a habit of teeth grinding
- there is no severe tooth decay
- do not have misaligned teeth
Can I remove my veneers or, are they permanent?
Veneers are almost permanent dental treatment, as they will last up to 15 years. Because they are a permanent option for tooth repair, it is necessary for those considering this option to be fully aware of what is involved when getting laminates.
What are the pros and cons of veneers treatment?
- It provides a natural appearance to your tooth.
- Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant.
- There is no need for extensive shaping of the tooth.
- Gum tissue tolerates porcelain veneers well.
- The color of dark teeth can improve after getting veneers.
- Veneers are permanent; once you get them, they last a minimum of 15 years
- Veneers are not repairable, so you will have to replace them with a new one on getting damaged.