It is not uncommon to hear about different types of cosmetic treatments for teeth that promise to be the best. But which one really works for you? This is not an easy question to answer, because there is now a huge offer of treatments and each one is better for a specific type of case. Let’s talk in today’s text about the famous porcelain veneers . Do you want to know if they are the best options for you? Read the text to the end and check it out now!
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are nothing more than covers that line your teeth, custom-made by your dentist so that you have a whiter, more symmetrical and more aesthetically pleasing smile in general. It is a method that has become increasingly famous, mainly because it is used by several celebrities both in Brazil and internationally.
It is important to note that the facets are made of lithium disilicate , a specific type of porcelain that is much more resistant than the common ones and that can be found in different thicknesses, which helps your dentist to create a perfect mold for each tooth. The veneers last for many years and, although they need constant maintenance, they only need to be replaced if there is a more serious problem such as gingival retraction or a blow that breaks a tooth, for example.
Who are they for?
Because they have several benefits, porcelain veneers are suitable for almost anyone who wants to correct any type of imperfection such as slightly separated, stained or even worn teeth.
On the other hand, a person who has many fillings may not be able to have great benefits with the use of porcelain veneers, as well as those who have severe bruxism, since the wear of the teeth can impair application.
How is the Application made?
So that the porcelain veneers can be applied, the first step is to make the preparation together with your dentist. In this step you make it clear what your goals are and on which teeth you want to apply the veneers, since it is not mandatory to place on all teeth.
After that, comes the preparation phase and, finally, the placement . In this phase, a small wear is made on your teeth so that the material is applied. And it is precisely because of this phase that people with bruxism should not do this type of procedure, since excessive wear can be harmful.
In general, it takes at least 3 sessions for the veneers to be placed, but this may take even more time, depending on the number of teeth you want to be coated with the material.
It is worth remembering that several precautions must be taken after application, such as more frequent brushing, the correct use of dental floss, in addition to being attentive to foods that can stain your teeth, such as coffee and tea, for example.
What is the Difference between Porcelain Veneers and Dental Contact Lenses?
Many people believe that porcelain veneers and dental contact lenses are the same thing. But despite having very similar goals, these are two different procedures and it is important to know what these differences are.
First of all, it is important to emphasize that the facets and contact lenses are based on the same application principle, but that they are made with different materials. The material of dental contact lenses is usually more resistant and flexible, which makes this type of procedure a little more expensive. Still, this does not mean that the porcelain veneers are bad, quite the contrary. As we stress in the text, it is a very effective and non-invasive way of correcting small imperfections in the teeth and which has several benefits.
How much does it cost to apply Porcelain Veneers?
Because it is a type of procedure that lasts many years, the application of porcelain veneers is not the cheapest. The price can vary between R $ 600.00 and R $ 1,200 per tooth, depending on the place where you apply and the dentist who performs the procedure for you. Of course, this is just an average and that other prices may arise from your search.
Did you like to know more about porcelain veneers and their benefits? This may not be the best procedure for you, but it is still very important to understand how it works and what are its advantages and disadvantages, because, otherwise, you would not know if it would be good or not for you. Therefore, before performing any type of aesthetic procedure, it is extremely important that you research and understand better about each one of them. Most important of all, in the end, it is always your well-being.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.