Dental veneers are a big part of the Hollywood smile makeover, which is currently very popular in Dubai. The Hollywood smile in Dubai is made up of different procedures, which include teeth cleaning and whitening, teeth contouring, having dental veneers as well as dental implants where necessary.
So how does having dental veneers work?
First things first, what are dental veneers in Dubai? A dental veneer is basically a thin layer of a highly specific material that is placed over the surface of a tooth, either to improve the beauty of a tooth or to protect the tooth surface and improve the smile of the person as a whole. So, in short, if you want a Hollywood type of makeover for your teeth, having veneers is very important.
There are different types of veneers in Dubai from which you have to choose from. After deciding which type of veneer is good for you, and you are ready, then it is time for the smile-changing journey.
As the patient, you have to participate actively in the treatment scheduling. This includes explaining to your cosmetic dentist in Dubai the results you want to achieve, which I might add, should be realistic. A good dentist, like the best ones we have at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery, will have to make a thorough examination of your teeth to make sure that dental veneers are absolutely necessary, then take you through the entire procedure and discuss in detail what is involved.
After setting up a schedule, which will most probably be two sessions in a period of four to five working days, the cosmetic dentist will prepare then take the impressions of your teeth on the first day. On the second visit, he will do the cementation or delivery of the veneers.
If the veneers fit your teeth, it is also important to pay great attention to the color after they have been placed. This is because the color can still be adjusted, but after cementing, it cannot be altered.
Types of Dental veneers in Dubai
When you decide to take this bold step of improving the appearance of your teeth using dental veneers, there are two types of veneers that you have to choose from, as we mentioned above before the procedure.
Dental veneers are made from either a resin composite material or from porcelain. Our cosmetic dentist will discuss with you these two types beforehand and explain the pros or cons of each.
The major differences of dental veneers in Dubai
- Composite veneers can be done directly inside of the patient’s mouth in one session while porcelain veneers have to be made specifically for a particular patient, at a dental laboratory, which can take a bit of time.
- Another difference between these two veneers is the fact that the composite veneers are way thinner and the dentist will have to remove a bit of your tooth surface before placing the new superficial surface. On the other hand, porcelain veneers do not require the scrapping off of some of your tooth enamel.
- Porcelain veneers have a better chance of resisting stains, while the resin veneers do not resist stains that well.
- Finally, porcelain veneers are closer-looking to your normal teeth than resin veneers because the porcelain material has more of the light-reflecting qualities of your natural teeth.
After undergoing the procedure, it can take at least a couple of weeks to get used to your newly shaped teeth. It is important to do a follow-up with your dentist if you feel anything is wrong or are uncomfortable. Otherwise you will have a brighter smile, which will help you interact with other people with more confidence.
But, not only will your new-look pearly whites give you more self-esteem, they will also have some sort of oral enlightenment effect as well. You will never look at teeth the same way again because it will make you be more cautious about your oral hygiene.
Maintenance of dental veneers
You can maintain your new teeth by having regular visits to your dentist every 6 months, regular oral hygiene like dental flossing, and to keep them intact especially when they are still new, avoid eating tough objects.
Veneers can last for an extended period of time, as long as you look after your teeth. 10 years down the line, your veneers can also look as good as new, but it all depends on how you take care of your oral health.
But how safe are Veneers?
Veneers are very safe. This is because the procedure is a non-invasive treatment. It all comes down to how good your dentist is and your oral hygiene and care.
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