veneers

Veneers for a beautiful smile

Beautiful teeth are the key to a beautiful smile, we all know that, don’t we? Unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with beautiful teeth. In fact, only a very small percentage of people on this Earth are perfectly happy with their teeth.

The rest of us, unlucky ones, may complain of many problems with our teeth, some real and some imaginary: that they are crooked; have spaces between them due to malpositioning in the mouth; are broken, chipped or worn away at the edges; and that they are yellowish and discoloured as a result of the use of various substances even medication, or due to lack of proper cleaning. Complaints related to teeth are endless.

However, thanks to the new discovery in the world of dental science, a solution has been found to most of these problems. And that discovery is … veneers. In case you didn’t know, a veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the tooth’s appearance (ex. teeth which cannot be whitened through other methods can be corrected by placing a thin porcelain veneer over them), to make it stronger or to protect its surface from damage. They are paper-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-coloured material which are designed to cover the front surface of teeth, and once bonded to the teeth, improve their overall appearance by changing their colour, shape, size or length.

Multiple veneers have been helpful in closing the unsightly spaces between teeth, lengthening teeth that may have become shorter due to wear as a result of ageing, filling the black triangles between teeth caused by gum recession, providing a uniform colour and shape to all teeth across the mouth and giving symmetry while making the teeth appear straight. Very little or no preparation of the tooth is needed in most instances as veneers are very thin and held in place by a special, strong adhesive.

Two main types of material are normally used to create a veneer: Resin composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed or created inside the mouth, or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a lab and fixed later. However, a porcelain veneer can only be indirectly fabricated. Meanwhile, laminate veneer is a thin layer that covers only the surface of the tooth and is used for aesthetic purposes.

However, veneers cannot be installed and then forgotten about. In order for them to look their best and last in pristine condition for a long time, you should take proper care of them. For instance, regular brushing and flossing are just as important to veneered teeth as for regular teeth. Minimising the consumption of stain-producing food and beverages such as tea, coffee, wine and tobacco products is also important. Although the veneer itself may not get stained, the cement holding it in place might, which in turn would affect the appearance of the teeth, calling for a replacement of the veneer.

You should also be a little careful when biting into or tearing hard food or opening bags with your teeth as this could result in the veneers cracking, breaking or coming off. It would also be wise to wear a mouth protector during sporting activities in case there are collisions. Some people are also in the habit of biting or grinding their teeth during sleep. If you are a person like this, you should inform your dentist about this before going for the veneers.

A proper discussion with your dentist is extremely important before making the big decision of going for veneers. Some of the best, the most experienced, qualified and professional dentists in the UAE are at the German Dental and Neuromuscular Clinic in Dubai, and they are ever ready to listen to your concerns and worries before starting with your treatment. If your opinion is disregarded, you might end up feeling unhappy with your veneers as well as your decision.

These dental specialists in Dubai are bound by the highest professional values and ethics and deliver total quality dental care using the latest techniques and cutting edge equipment.

So, if you are thinking of getting dental veneers in Dubai to correct the imperfections in your teeth, make sure you get them done at the German Dental and Neuromuscular Clinic at Unit 1002 Cluster W, Tiffany Tower, JLT, P.O. Box: 71803, Dubai, UAE.

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