Before considering all the advantages and disadvantages of veneers, let's find out what it is. Veneers are thin plates that are “applied” to the teeth on the front. In general, veneers are installed on the “smile” area, i.e. on the front teeth. They come in composite and extruded ceramics.
Composite veneers are made of plastic and do not require additional tooth preparation. But they serve 5-10 years, depending on what lifestyle you have and how you care of your teeth.
Ceramic veneers are made as ultra-thin crowns. To fix them, the tooth is sharpened on the sides and in front by about 0.5 mm. Of course, these veneers look the most natural, that’s why they are usually more expensive. And plastic is always plastic.
Why are veneers necessary?
They can solve many aesthetic problems:
• to change a tooth shape
• to change a tooth color
• to fix the bite
• to recover a partially broken or deformed tooth
• to "close" diastema, i.e. a gap between the teeth.
Veneers are a simple and aesthetic way to correct aesthetic defects of teeth without braces, laser teeth whitening, crowns or other therapeutic methods. Almost all public people have made and make their perfect smiles with the help of veneers. Their teeth do not change radically, they are only “covered up”. The great advantage of veneers is their long service life, and care is exactly the same as for natural teeth, i.e. dental hygiene and proper care.
Although everything is so nice and simple, the veneers also have their disadvantages:
- Installing veneers is an irreversible process. As you know, they need a tooth processing, so if for some reasons you decide to refuse from them, it will be necessary to solve the problem of preparing a tooth, it is either restoration or crowns. Also keep in mind that in 10-20 years, veneers need replacement, which is both time and money.
- Veneers are either expensive or not necessary. Poor quality veneers or poor work of a dentist may not only turn a smile into an artificial one, but also damage the teeth and gums. So, make sure your doctor is a true professional. Read reviews, look at the works, make sure you trust exactly who your heart is in.
So, as they say, "beauty needs sacrifices, in this case, teeth), “their parts” is more correct to say. We can say for sure that it is worth it! Of course, provided the work of professionals, for example, those who work in our Vilida clinic! Come and see yourself!