Do you feel confident when you see your smile in the mirror? Is your smile healthy but there are aspects of it that you wish to improve? Fortunately, with today’s cosmetic dental procedures like porcelain veneers, you can fix various aesthetic issues, allowing you to attain a dazzling smile you’ll be eager to share. Here at Trio Dental Center, based in Albania, our expertise team of providers offers a diversity of services – including veneers – to help you love your smile yet again.
Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are preferred for cosmetic enhancement as they effortlessly mask dental imperfections. Few dental alternatives can rival the versatility offered by veneers.
Placed over the front of the most visible teeth in your smile, these thin ceramic shells are known as veneers. Made from porcelain, they provide a similar shine and translucence to natural tooth enamel, enabling them to perfectly blend with your existing teeth. When you love a celebrity’s stellar Hollywood smile and wonder about their secret, the likely answer is veneers.
What Does Receiving Veneers Include?
Your treatment starts with a candid discussion about your needs, objectives, and expectations. Following that, a comprehensive examination of your current dental condition will be conducted. Your dentists will guide you through every step of the veneer treatment. From choosing the appropriate design and shape to the ideal shade. He/ she will take into account all the factors that contribute to your unique appearance, such as skin tone and facial structure.
After a professional cleaning, your dentist will prepare the chosen teeth by gently buffing them to create a clean and smooth surface. Precise digital impressions will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory to create your custom veneers. In the meantime, you will be provided with temporary prosthetics, until your permanent veneers are ready for placement.
In about two weeks, the completed veneers will be sent to your dentist’s office. During your second and final appointment, the veneers will be permanently affixed, allowing you to leave the office with the smile you have always dreamt of.
Am I A Good Candidate for Veneers?
Veneers are a suitable option for most adults. However, similar to any other cosmetic procedure, your dentist must first evaluate your teeth and gums to ensure they are healthy enough. It is of utmost importance to determine whether your oral health can support veneers. Additionally, depending on the concerns you wish to address, you may want to consider multiple treatment options to achieve your goals.
Building your dream smile with veneers
As aforementioned, dental veneers are ultra-thin shells that are attached to the fronts of your teeth. Typically made of porcelain, which is stain-resistant and closely resembles natural tooth enamel. Unlike dental crowns, which cover the entire tooth, veneers only cover the front portion. This enables you to achieve the desired smile without requiring extensive dental work. Here are several ways in which veneers can completely transform your smile:
- Veneers offer a solution for many smile imperfections. They can address multiple aesthetic flaws simultaneously. Whether you have chips, cracks, discoloration, or misshapen teeth, veneers can cover these issues. Requiring minimal hassle and cost, veneers can transform your smile into a stunning one.
- Veneers can maintain the beauty of your smile for years. Depending on the materials used and the level of maintenance, veneers can typically last from 5 to 20 years. Composite resin and no-prep veneers have a shorter lifespan compared to porcelain veneers. With proper care, porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years.
- Veneers offer a customizable solution. As it is your smile, you have the ultimate say in how it will look. The number of veneers necessary can vary depending on the condition of your teeth, you might need a single veneer of a full set. Many people choose to put veneers on the top row of teeth since they are the most visible when smiling. With veneers, your new teeth are tailored to your wanted shape, size, and color. At Trio Dental Center, our team will collaborate with you, providing visuals to aid you in building your new smile.
- Veneers offer a swift transformation for smiles. While a thorough cosmetic restoration for numerous damaged or discolored teeth may take a lot of time, the process for veneers is much quicker. In just a few weeks, you can have your custom veneers ready for placement.
- Veneers are easy to maintain. Similar to your natural teeth, veneers only need regular brushing and flossing. However, it is important to visit your dentist regularly and treat your veneers with care. Using mouthguards during sports activities and while sleeping can protect your teeth, including the veneers. Avoid using your teeth to chew ice, bite nails, or open packaging to prevent any potential damage. And while porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, you can help preserve their appearance by rinsing your mouth after consuming food or beverages like citrus fruit, berries, wine, tea, and soda.
- Veneers close gaps and conceal imperfections. If you have gaps or teeth that are misshapen, you may find yourself spending a lot of energy hiding them with close-lip smiles. However, veneers can fill in these gaps and mask flaws, enhancing the overall appearance of your teeth, and making you smile openly. These thin shells are custom-designed to fit your teeth, meet your specific cosmetic requirements, and are color-matched to blend with the rest of your teeth. The result is a natural yet flawless look.
- Veneers can be used to replace a single tooth or several. And to address any concerns regarding their endurance, we use a special adhesive and curing light during the veneer placement process, to ensure a strong and durable bond.
- Veneers aid in achieving a white and radiant smile. While teeth whitening is an easy fix for many individuals, it may not be effective for everyone, even more so if you have dental stains caused by medications or excessive fluoride exposure during childhood. In such cases, teeth whitening products may not be satisfactory for you. Veneers, on the other hand, can cover up those stains and improve the appearance of your teeth, giving you the glamorous movie star smile.
- Veneers offer stain resistance compared to the natural enamel of your teeth. So they stay whiter longer. Nevertheless, we advise regular visits to our office for scheduled cleaning and checkups, so we can help you keep both your natural teeth and veneers remain white and bright with our specialized non-abrasive polishing paste.
- Veneers not only enhance the appearance of your teeth but also offer added strength and resilience. If you have teeth with cracks or chips, veneers can cover them, providing an extra layer of protection that helps minimize the risk of further damage. It is noteworthy that while veneers can address various dental conditions, if your tooth is severely damaged, we recommend a different form of treatment, such as dental crowns or dental implants, to improve the aesthetics but also restore the health of your tooth.
- Veneers assist in achieving a straighter smile without the need for orthodontic treatment such as braces. Instead of going through the discomfort and hassle of braces, you could be using veneers to reshape your teeth and make them look more aligned.
- Veneers are effective for minor misalignments in the teeth. If your teeth’s alignment impacts your bite oral health, we recommend orthodontic treatment.
- Veneers can be an alternative for those concerned about gum display when they smile, known commonly as a “gummy smile”. With custom-made veneers, adjustments can be made to achieve a more balanced smile, so you can show more of your teeth and less of the gum line.
Taking Care of Your Porcelain Veneers
Investing in porcelain veneers means investing in both yourself and your smile, making maintaining them crucial. There are several steps to be taken, to ensure their longevity. First and foremost, having good oral hygiene is key. Brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing once a day is a great start to keep both your natural teeth and veneers clean and healthy.
Additionally, using a non-alcoholic fluoride mouthwash can strengthen both of them.
To maintain the integrity of your porcelain veneers, it’s important to be mindful of certain habits and avoid potential risks. Here are some key things to avoid:
- Avoid alcohol-containing mouthwash: While mouthwash can help strengthen your veneers, alcohol can potentially weaken them and the bond between the veneers and your natural teeth.
- Avoid using your teeth as tools: Using your teeth in this manner can pose a threat to the durability and longevity of your veneers.
- Avoid biting or drawing on hard foods: Hard food like nuts, hard candy, and particularly ice.
Combining Treatments for Best Results
Each smile is unique, and sometimes a single treatment may not be sufficient to achieve your desired results. During your consultation with the dentist, they will listen to your concerns and understand your objectives. Following an evaluation of your smile and an understanding of your situation, the dentist will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.
During the process of getting veneers, the dentist matches them to the color of your natural enamel, creating a consistent appearance. If you choose to whiten your teeth before getting veneers, it means that the veneers will be lighter, contributing to a more vibrant overall result.
Making informed decisions about your dental treatment is important, as well as finding a dentist who is skilled and experienced. A dentist who also takes time to listen to what your desires and concerns are, and explains your treatment options without pressuring you.
Schedule an Appointment
Are you interested in improving your smile with porcelain veneers? To book an appointment with our skilled dentists in Tirana, Albania, simply dial +355685577278. They are ready to help you have a more radiant smile.