What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells designed to be fitted over a tooth to improve aesthetics or for added protection. Unlike most dental treatment procedures, fitting dental veneers require little to no anaesthetics. Fabrication of dental veneers uses mainly two types of materials: composite resin or dental porcelain.

Porcelain veneers, as the name suggests, are the more expensive option of the two available. Porcelain veneers are capable of resisting stains better, more durable, lasts longer, and looks more natural, than composite resin ones. Porcelain ones are often customized to precisely match to tooth colour and contour, and are fabricated before being bonded. Composite resin, on the other hand, can be built directly in the mouth or fabricated prior.

 

Application of dental veneers requires shaving off tooth surface to enable proper bonding. Despite the aforementioned advantages of porcelain veneers over composite resin veneers, composite resin ones have the advantage here of requiring less shaving of tooth surface before application due to being thinner, and repairs on composite resin veneers can be done easier than porcelain ones. Discussion with your dentist is recommended to choose the right type of veneer material.

Dental veneers are commonly used to fix problems of the tooth itself, such as:

  • Giving stained and discoloured tooth to natural, more appealing colours

  • Making worn, chipped or broken tooth intact

  • Correcting malpositioned or irregularly shaped tooth

  • Closing small gaps between teeth

A period of adjustment for about a week would take place to get used to having veneers in place. A follow-up appointment might be required by your dentist to check on them after the adjustment period.

It is imperative to bear in mind, however, that while dental veneers are durable and built to last, they are still susceptible to damages such as staining, discolouring, chipping, cracking and breaking to a certain extent, much like actual teeth themselves. As such, treating dental veneers with care, such as breaking habits like teeth grinding, ice chewing, fingernail biting and smoking, are highly recommended.

 

Dental veneers are semi-permanent in nature as well. With proper preparation stages and bonding procedures, it is common for dental veneers to easily last up to a decade or more. However, like all materials, dental veneers will eventually wear off and require replacement. Due to teeth having been shaved prior to veneer application, the process is irreversible and once you start wearing dental veneers, you will have it to wear it for life.

Our Location

Our dental clinic are strategically located in a beautiful suburb called Kota Damansara in Petaling Jaya (PJ), which is 20 minutes drive away from Kuala Lumpur (KL) city center. If you have any enquiry regarding our dental veneers treatment, you may visit our dental clinic branches in Petaling Jaya (PJ) & Klang Valley for more info.

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What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells designed to be fitted over a tooth to improve aesthetics or for added protection. Unlike most dental treatment procedures, fitting dental veneers require little to no anaesthetics. Fabrication of dental veneers uses mainly two types of materials: composite resin or dental porcelain.

Porcelain veneers, as the name suggests, are the more expensive option of the two available. Porcelain veneers are capable of resisting stains better, more durable, lasts longer, and looks more natural, than composite resin ones. Porcelain ones are often customized to precisely match to tooth colour and contour, and are fabricated before being bonded. Composite resin, on the other hand, can be built directly in the mouth or fabricated prior.

 

Application of dental veneers requires shaving off tooth surface to enable proper bonding. Despite the aforementioned advantages of porcelain veneers over composite resin veneers, composite resin ones have the advantage here of requiring less shaving of tooth surface before application due to being thinner, and repairs on composite resin veneers can be done easier than porcelain ones. Discussion with your dentist is recommended to choose the right type of veneer material.

Dental veneers are commonly used to fix problems of the tooth itself, such as:

  • Giving stained and discoloured tooth to natural, more appealing colours

  • Making worn, chipped or broken tooth intact

  • Correcting malpositioned or irregularly shaped tooth

  • Closing small gaps between teeth

A period of adjustment for about a week would take place to get used to having veneers in place. A follow-up appointment might be required by your dentist to check on them after the adjustment period.

It is imperative to bear in mind, however, that while dental veneers are durable and built to last, they are still susceptible to damages such as staining, discolouring, chipping, cracking and breaking to a certain extent, much like actual teeth themselves. As such, treating dental veneers with care, such as breaking habits like teeth grinding, ice chewing, fingernail biting and smoking, are highly recommended.

 

Dental veneers are semi-permanent in nature as well. With proper preparation stages and bonding procedures, it is common for dental veneers to easily last up to a decade or more. However, like all materials, dental veneers will eventually wear off and require replacement. Due to teeth having been shaved prior to veneer application, the process is irreversible and once you start wearing dental veneers, you will have it to wear it for life.

Our Location

Our dental clinic are strategically located in a beautiful suburb called Kota Damansara in Petaling Jaya (PJ), which is 20 minutes drive away from Kuala Lumpur (KL) city center. If you have any enquiry regarding our dental veneers treatment, you may visit our dental clinic branches in Petaling Jaya (PJ) & Klang Valley for more info.

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