Oddly spaced and discolored teeth can ruin even the most perfect smile and make everyone a bit self-conscious. If you find yourself admiring other people’s ‘pearly whites’ that line up perfectly while yours don’t, then dental veneers or laminates are your ticket to self-confidence.
Laminates open up a world of opportunity to customize and rectify flaws, so you can proudly flaunt your best smile. They can tackle a wide range of defects, both natural and circumstantial, like:
- Gaps between teeth
- Discoloration and stains
- Mal-positioned or slightly crooked teeth
- Oddly-shaped, cracked or chipped teeth
- Fractured and split teeth
- Teeth with multiple or prominent fillings
- Browning from tobacco or other substances
- Naturally dark teeth
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates are thin, custom-made material shells that look exactly like a human tooth. They can be colored and shaped to replicate your original teeth and correct any visible defects, so you get natural-looking results, and you can confidently flash your best smile!
At Monarch Dental Clinic, our expert dentists are armed with the knowledge and the experience to offer you the best-in-class dental veneer and laminates. Dental veneers don’t just alter the shade and physical appearance of your teeth. They can change the appearance and create the illusion of better arch-placement for a cleaner look. Our dentists carefully sculpt a precise replica of your teeth in wax and use it to create a model for correcting their shape and color to make a temporary dental veneer. The temporary veneer is used to fine-tune the design to your preference.
To apply the dental veneer, the tooth or teeth are first carefully cleansed with specific chemicals so they can form a strong bond. Once the surface has been prepared, a special cementing material is applied between the tooth and veneer, which is hardened by a beam of light.
Before, During and After
Maintaining the Veneer
The procedure for fitting dental veneers and laminates needs an adjustment period that takes some patience. It is typically followed by a post-procedural appointment of 1 to 2 weeks after the procedure, and some aftercare tips that you should follow carefully. Our expert dentists will be at hand, to guide you through every step of the procedure, and help you understand the process as well as the after-care instructions.
Dental veneers are the ideal choice to brighten up your smile and cover any aesthetic flaws in your teeth. In fact they’re much cheaper and less invasive than other orthodontic treatments. In as little as three sittings, you can completely change the way your teeth look, and face the world with a flawless smile. Our dentists have world-class experience that will help you regain your confidence and captivate people when you flaunt your spotless teeth, so make an appointment at the Monarch Dental Clinic and fix up your smile!
What are veneers?
A very thin layer of ceramic (porcelain) / composite resin material bonded to the front of teeth is called veneers. It helps hide discolorations and brighten the teeth. It is an ideal choice for good looking front teeth and can be done without anaesthesia or a mild anaesthesia.
When would I need a veneer?
If you have spaces between teeth, discoloured teeth, crooked teeth, cracked or chipped or fractured teeth with some tooth structure left, you can go for veneer to improve your teeth. You can also choose veneer to provide a “White Smile” for teeth with multiple fillings and teeth of unsatisfactory shape, size and form.
What is the procedure for veneer?
First, the teeth are lightly buffed to prepare them for veneers. Then for the fabrication of the veneers, a mould of the teeth is taken and sent to the laboratory. Once the ceramic veneers are ready, each veneer is placed on the teeth to check the size and colour fitment. And finally, veneer and tooth are bonded together, using special cement.
What is bleaching?
Bleaching, also known as tooth whitening, is a method of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing or damaging the tooth surface. Various concentrations of hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide are available for this use.
What are the different types of bleaching?
Bleaching is of 2 types. Dentist advises either one or a combination of both of them Depending on your type of dental staining and your time restriction.
- Office Bleach: Done by a dentist at the clinic.
- Home Bleach: This is done by you at home, using a special tray filling it with bleaching material. It’s done under the guidance of a dentist.
How long does bleaching take?
- Office Bleach: Each sitting can take between 30-60 minutes and there are3-4 sittings usually, depending on the severity of the staining.
- Home Bleach: Generally done during the nights for one to two weeks.
What is a composite filling?
A composite filling is a tooth-coloured plastic and glass mixture used to repair and restore decayed or damaged teeth. Composites are also used for changing the colour of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth and improve the smile.