It has long been known that a smile not only helps to cope with stress, but also attracts people around you. A beautiful smile will only reinforce your self-confidence. And even if nature was not favorable to give you even and strong teeth, then modern dentists will be able to correct such injustice with the help of the latest achievements in the field of aesthetic dentistry.
To date, the most effective and efficient is the procedure of veneer teeth. Veneers are special cosmetic inserts that are installed on pre-treated teeth. Depending on the wishes of the patient, veneers can have a different shape and color. In practice, there are two methods of veneering teeth: direct and indirect.
With the indirect method, the tooth enamel is carefully processed, and the veneers are made on special laboratory equipment. This method is quite costly in terms of time and from a financial point of view. But it helps to get rid of problems with gums and teeth, since it provides for the treatment and prevention of all existing diseases. Do not neglect this procedure, since the removal and re-installation of veneers is an unnecessary waste of money.
The direct method is suitable for owners of practically healthy teeth. There is no need to remove the enamel and grind the teeth, in contrast to the indirect restoration. In addition, direct veneers are installed in one or two visits to the dental office. These bets are more reliable than indirect ones, since they are made not on the equipment, but in the patient's mouth.
Restoration of teeth using the direct veneer method will eliminate chips, misalignment, correct the shape of the teeth and their color.
The indirect method is recommended for age-related darkening of the enamel, the presence of pigmented cracks or old darkened fillings, and also if the size of the teeth does not correspond to the bite.
Veneers can be made from composite materials (mainly with a direct technique) and ceramics. Composite veneers wear faster than porcelain veneers and require occasional polishing. Their service life is approximately 3 to 5 years. The same indicator for ceramics is 10 years.
Porcelain veneers are made longer and more expensive, but they are of better quality. The light transmission of ceramic inserts is higher, which affects the shine of the teeth, so such inserts look natural and do not require polishing.