Dental Veneers in Canary Islands
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Improve your smile with Dental Veneers
Considering that the aesthetics of our teeth play a fundamental role in our smile, it is important to take care of both the appearance of our teeth and their health.
Although we tend to think that the appearance of our smile is only an aesthetic aspect, the truth is that it is also a reflection of our dental health and how we take care of ourselves.
To correct all the problems derived from a bad diet, prolonged lack of hygiene for a long time or other problems such as blows or oral diseases, there is an effective treatment that will help us to recover the beauty of our smile.
Dental veneers provide a quick and effective solution to all our aesthetic and dental problems. As they are so easy to fit and so efficient, they have become one of the most popular treatments in our clinic.
At Clínica ICA we are specialists in dental aesthetic treatments. We look forward to showing you how we work, always with a team of professionals specialised in oral health who will offer you the best results.
How dental veneers work?
The treatment of dental veneers consists of placing very thin layers on the outside of our teeth, to correct various aesthetic problems and to recover the brightness and perfect appearance of our smile.
These dental veneers are made of a material that can be porcelain or composite, and are fixed to our teeth by means of a special cement or resin product. In this way, the veneers will be fixed to our teeth immediately and without the risk of falling off.
With dental veneers we can correct various imperfections, such as worn enamel on our teeth, an excess of space between teeth or even problems of uneven alignment or discolouration caused by the excessive use of food or products such as coffee or tobacco.
It is important to point out that dental veneers are a purely aesthetic treatment and under no circumstances will they solve other more serious problems such as oral diseases. In fact, before having these veneers fitted, it is important to have a check-up to rule out previous pathologies.
How are dental veneers fitted?
The placement will depend on the type of veneers used. In general, between 2 and 3 visits to the dentist will be necessary.
On the first appointment, it is necessary to determine the results that the patient wishes to achieve and, after examining the teeth, the dentist will analyse the possible treatments that are best suited to the objectives.
On the second appointment, in the case of composite veneers, the veneers are placed and no extra appointment is usually necessary. In the case of porcelain veneers, the teeth will be prepared and measurements will be taken with moulds and, if necessary, x-rays. This data will be sent to the laboratory for the fully customised fabrication of the veneers, thus ensuring a perfect fit.
On the third appointment, the porcelain veneers are placed by first preparing the teeth by applying a special cement.
How long do dental veneers last?
Dental veneers are a long-lasting treatment. In particular, porcelain veneers offer a longer life and greater resistance than composite veneers. In both cases, they can last for many years. They can chip or break, just like your own teeth, but this is not a common occurrence. However, the dentist will determine the optimum time of use and the most appropriate maintenance for each case.
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Types of dental veneers
Within dental veneers, we have a large number of different models and variants. However, the most important classification is determined by the type of material they are made of, so that we can distinguish between composite veneers and porcelain veneers, each one with its pros and cons.
Composite dental veneers
Composite veneers have a resin base with acrylic properties. This will be the matrix of the composite, to which small ceramic particles will be added to give it better aesthetic qualities such as a higher brightness.
This type of veneers are placed directly on the tooth by applying layers of composite (which has the particularity of hardening using polymerisation with ultraviolet light), contouring in the mouth until the desired shape is achieved.
The main advantages of these veneers are that they do not require excessive preparation of the teeth and the fitting process is quick. In addition, the colour and shape of the veneers can be adjusted during application and they can be easily repaired in case of breakage.
They are cheaper than porcelain veneers. However, they have a shorter lifespan than porcelain veneers, can change colour slightly over time, fracture more easily than porcelain veneers and require regular visits to the dentist for proper maintenance.
Porcelain veneers are made from a glass ceramic usually reinforced with a material called leucite. Alumina or glass-ceramic veneers are also commonly used.
This type of veneer is custom-made in specialised laboratories from a mould of the patient's teeth and then placed on the denture using a high-strength adhesive.
Visually, they have a more natural, enamel-like colour and appearance and are highly resistant. Their colour remains stable over time. However, they require prior preparation and are therefore slower to set than in the previous case.
The disadvantages include the fact that they cannot be repaired in case of breakage, which is very rare. In addition, tooth sensitivity may be affected, as a small part of the tooth enamel is removed in the pre-preparation.
Taking all this into account, it should not be thought that one type is better than another. Each one is better depending on the case and it will be your dentist who will recommend the type of dental veneer best suited to your situation and the results you expect.