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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

A veneer is a thin, tooth-coloured porcelain sheet. It is custom made after designing your smile and securely bonded on top of your own teeth.

Dr. Renu Chaudhary will adjust the shape of your veneers to create the smile you have always wanted. You will have just one veneer or a whole set, which we call a “smile makeover” because it has such a profound impact on people’s confidence.

For one stained tooth, we will match the precise shade of porcelain to fit perfectly with your natural teeth. Veneers may also be used to close small gaps when braces are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position and the patient wants a quick result , a veneer can be fitted to bring it into line with the others.

what are veneers

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells typically made of porcelain or composite resin that are bonded to the front surface of teeth.

  • Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or composite resin.
  • Veneers are custom-made to match the colour, shape, and size of your natural teeth.
  • Porcelain veneers are popular due to their natural appearance and durability.
  • Composite resin veneers are another option made from a tooth-coloured resin material.
  • Veneers provide a natural-looking smile and can last for many years with proper care.

Who need veneers

Veneers are primarily used to improve the appearance of teeth by addressing cosmetic issues such as discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps, or misalignment. for example-

  • Individuals with stained or discoloured teeth that do not respond to teeth whitening treatments 
  • People with chipped or broken teeth seek to restore the appearance and functionality of their teeth. 
  • Individuals with gaps between their teeth who desire a more even and uniform smile 
  • Those with misaligned or slightly crooked teeth who prefer a quicker cosmetic solution compared to orthodontic treatment 
  • People with worn-down teeth due to grinding or erosion are looking to rebuild the tooth structure and improve aesthetics. 
  • Individuals with irregularly shaped teeth or teeth that are too small seek a more proportionate and harmonious smile. 
  • Individuals desiring a smile makeover and a significant improvement in the overall appearance of their teeth 
  • Models or Individuals in the public eye who rely on their appearance and want to enhance their smile 

veneer procedure

Steps involved in the application of veneers.

  • Consultation: Schedule an initial consultation with a cosmetic dentist to discuss your goals, examine your oral health, and determine if veneers are suitable for you. 
  • Treatment Planning: If veneers are deemed appropriate, the dentist you choose will develop a treatment plan based on your desired outcome and the condition of your teeth. They will consider factors such as tooth colour, shape, size, and alignment. 
  • Tooth Preparation: During this stage, the dentist will prepare the teeth that will receive the veneers. A thin layer of enamel, usually equal to the thickness of the veneer, is gently removed from the front surface of the teeth. This is done to create space for the veneers and ensure a proper fit. 
  • Impressions or Digital Scans: The dentist will take impressions of your prepared teeth or use digital scanning technology to create a precise replica of your teeth. These impressions or scans serve as the basis for crafting custom-made veneers that fit your teeth perfectly. 
  • Temporary Veneers: In some cases, temporary veneers may be placed on your teeth while the permanent ones are being fabricated. These temporary veneers protect your teeth and give you an idea of how the final result will look. 
  • Veneer Fabrication: The impressions or digital scans are sent to a dental laboratory, where skilled technicians create the custom veneers. The fabrication process typically takes a few weeks. 
  • Veneer Bonding: Once the permanent veneers are ready, you will return to the dentist's office for the bonding procedure. The dentist will place the veneers on your teeth to check their fit and appearance. Adjustments may be made if necessary. 
  • Veneer Bonding: The dentist will clean, polish, and etch the surfaces of your teeth receiving the veneers. They will then apply a dental adhesive to bond the veneers to your teeth. A special light is used to activate the adhesive and harden it quickly. 
  • Final Adjustments: After the veneers are bonded, the dentist will make final adjustments to ensure a proper bite and comfortable fit. They may trim and shape the veneers as needed. 
  • Follow-up Visit: A follow-up visit may be scheduled to evaluate the fit and comfort of the veneers. Any minor adjustments can be made during this visit. 

post veneers care

After getting veneers, it's essential to take good dental care of them to ensure their longevity and maintain a healthy smile. Here are some post-veneer care tips: 

  • Maintain good oral hygiene: Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste. Use a gentle, circular motion to clean your teeth and veneers. Additionally, floss daily to remove plaque and debris from between the teeth and around the veneers. 
  • Use non-abrasive oral care products: Avoid using toothpaste or mouthwash that contains abrasive ingredients, as they can scratch or damage the veneer surface. Look for products specifically formulated for use with veneers or recommended by your dentist. 
  • Avoid excessive force or impact: While veneers are durable, they can still be damaged by excessive force or impact. Avoid biting or chewing on hard objects such as ice, pens, or fingernails. If you grind your teeth at night, consider wearing a nightguard to protect your veneers. 
  • Minimise staining agents: Although porcelain veneers are resistant to stains, it's still important to minimise exposure to substances that can discolour them. Limit your consumption of highly pigmented foods and beverages like coffee, tea, red wine, and berries. If you do consume them, rinse your mouth with water afterward or brush your teeth to minimise staining. 
  • Regular dental check-ups: Schedule regular dental checkups every six months or as recommended by your dentist. During these visits, the dentist will examine the veneers, clean your teeth professionally, and ensure that everything is in good condition. 
  • Avoid excessive alcohol and tobacco use: Both alcohol and tobacco products can stain or discolour the veneers over time. Minimise or avoid excessive consumption of alcohol and refrain from smoking or chewing tobacco. 
  • Treat bruxism or teeth grinding: If you have a habit of grinding your teeth, known as bruxism, inform your dentist. They may recommend wearing a nightguard to protect your veneers while you sleep. 
  • Address any issues promptly: If you notice any discomfort, sensitivity, or damage to your veneers, contact your dentist as soon as possible. Promptly addressing any issues can prevent further damage and ensure the longevity of your veneers. 

Cost of veneers in jaipur

The cost of veneers in Jaipur can vary based on several factors, such as the material used, the number of veneers required, the dentist's experience, and the dental clinic's location and reputation.

  • Generally, the cost of veneers in Jaipur can range from approximately INR 8,000 to INR 12,000 or more per tooth. Porcelain veneers tend to be more expensive compared to composite resin veneers due to the higher quality and durability of porcelain material.

  • Additionally, the cost can also depend on any additional procedures required, such as tooth preparation or other cosmetic treatments.

  • To get accurate and up-to-date pricing information, it is best to consult with Dr. Renu Chaudhary at Dr. Renu Dental Clinic, Nirman Nagar, Jaipur, who has more than 15 years of experience in Veneers and Cosmetic Dentistry. She will provide you with a personalised treatment plan and cost estimate based on your specific needs and circumstances.

Frequently Asked questions about veneers

Here are answers to the frequently asked questions about veneers

Q 1: What are veneers? 

Veneers are thin shells, usually made of porcelain or composite resin, that are bonded to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. They are used to address issues like discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps, and misalignment. 

Q 2: How long do veneers last? 

Veneers can last for many years with proper care and maintenance. On average, porcelain veneers can last between 10 to 15 years, while composite resin veneers may last between 5 and 7 years. However, individual experiences may vary. 

Q 3: Are veneers permanent? 

Veneers are considered a permanent treatment because a thin layer of enamel is typically removed from the teeth before bonding the veneers. This irreversible process is done to create space for the veneers, and the natural teeth will always require protection. 

Q 4: Can veneers fix crooked teeth? 

Veneers can improve the appearance of slightly crooked teeth. However, if the misalignment is significant or affects the bite, orthodontic treatments like braces or clear aligners may be recommended for proper tooth alignment. 

Q 5: Will getting veneers hurt? 

The process of getting veneers is usually not painful, as the teeth are numbed with a local anaesthetic during the preparation stage. Some individuals may experience minor sensitivity or discomfort after the procedure, but it is generally manageable. 

Q 6: How are veneers different from crowns? 

Veneers and crowns serve different purposes. Veneers cover only the front surface of the teeth, while crowns encase the entire tooth. Veneers are primarily used for cosmetic enhancements, whereas crowns provide more significant structural support for damaged or decayed teeth. 

Q 7: Can I get veneers if I have cavities or gum disease? 

It is generally recommended to address any existing oral health issues, such as cavities or gum disease, before getting veneers. The teeth and gums should be in a healthy condition before the veneer procedure to ensure long-term success. 

Q 8: How do I take care of veneers? 

To care for veneers, maintain good oral hygiene practises, including regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups. Avoid excessive force or impact on the veneers and minimise consumption of staining agents like coffee or tobacco to keep them looking their best. 

Q 9: Can I still eat and drink normally with veneers? 

Yes, you can eat and drink normally with veneers. However, it's advisable to avoid biting on hard objects and to exercise caution with very hard or sticky foods to prevent potential damage to the veneers. 

Q 10: Can veneers be whitened? 

Veneers resist staining, so they typically do not require whitening. If you have natural teeth adjacent to veneers and want them to match in colour, teeth whitening procedures may be performed on the natural teeth. 

Q 11: Are veneers covered by dental insurance, RGHS, CGHS, or the Chiranjivi Scheme? 

The coverage for veneers varies depending on the dental insurance plan. Generally, veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure, and insurance coverage may be limited. It's best to check with your dental insurance provider to understand the extent of coverage, if any. 

Q 12: Can I get veneers on just a few teeth? 

Yes, veneers can be placed on a single tooth or multiple teeth, depending on your needs and desired outcome. Your dentist will evaluate your situation and recommend the appropriate treatment plan. 

Q 13: What are the alternatives to veneers? 

Alternatives to veneers include teeth whitening, dental bonding, and orthodontic treatments like braces or clear aligners. The most suitable option depends on the specific dental issues and goals of the individual. 

Q 14:Can veneers be removed if I change my mind? 

As veneers involve the removal of a small amount of enamel, they are considered an irreversible treatment. If removal is necessary, it often requires replacing them with new veneers or considering alternative options, as the natural tooth structure may have been altered. 

Remember, it's important to consult with a qualified dentist to address your specific concerns and determine if veneers are the right option for you. Dr. Renu Chaudhary has over 15 years of experience in cosmetic dentistry.

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