Not everyone can boast a Hollywood smile from birth, and wearing braces and other ways to align teeth can be uncomfortable. It is in this case that veneers “save” the patient. These are thin plates with a thickness of less than 1 millimeter, exactly repeating the anatomical shape of the teeth and close to the strength of natural enamel.
Veneers are placed on the teeth to hide existing dental defects, such as chipped and broken enamel, as well as changes in the shape or shade of teeth. The main advantage of ceramic veneers is that they are practically not felt in the mouth, do not cause inconvenience and do not limit a person's life in any way. And at the same time, they allow you to perform restoration with minimal dental intervention.
Indications for the installation of veneers
In dentistry, ceramic linings are used in the presence of defects such as:
- enamel darkening caused by improper sanitation of the oral cavity, an excess of iron and heavy metal salts in drinking water, diseases (necrosis, fluorosis, hypoplasia);
- chipped, cracked, worn surfaces on the front teeth;
- tremas or diastemas - large gaps between the teeth due to malocclusion or injury;
- a large number of fillings that differ in color from each other and from the main color of the enamel.
Types of veneers
Depending on the material from which the pads for dental restoration are made, there are:
- Composite veneers. This is one of the earliest and cheapest methods of restoration, which is based on a composite filling material, the same as for the manufacture of light-curing dental fillings. Most often, direct installation of composite veneers is used without removing casts, so one visit to the dentist is enough for the patient. The service life of such overlays is only 4-5 years, and they need to be polished every 3-4 months. Another disadvantage of the composite is its high sensitivity to food coloring.
- Ceramic veneers are one of the most beautiful ways to restore dental plates in aesthetic dentistry. The thickness of standard ceramic plates is 0.5-0.7 mm, and the thinnest of pressed ceramics is only 0.3 mm. They are made only from casts in the dental laboratory. When making ceramic linings, chips are practically eliminated, and their service life is from 15 to 20 years. In addition, this material is resistant to dyes and retains its color throughout its entire service life. One of the most popular is E. Mach ceramic veneers.
How the installation works
The technology of installing ceramic linings is indirect and quite complex, and includes several stages:
- Complete examination at the dentist, treatment of caries-affected teeth, restoration of gums.
- Color selection. If one or more overlays are installed, then the selection is carried out according to the color of the enamel of the remaining teeth. If the installation is carried out on all the front teeth, then the color is selected at the request of the patient.
- Removal of the top layer of enamel with a thickness of not more than 1 mm.
- Making a cast, installing temporary plastic crowns.
- Checking the manufactured linings (matching the size, bite) and fixing them to the enamel with dental cement. Before installing veneers, the dentist treats the surface with a special gel for better adhesion of the material to the tooth surface.
After 1-2 weeks after installation, you need to visit the dentist to check the location of the pads and the condition of the gums.
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