WHAT ARE DENTAL VENEERS IN TIJUANA?
Dental veneers in Tijuana are a thin "layer" of porcelain that is cemented to the front surface of the teeth, designed to improve their appearance. They are mainly used in the following cases:
- Asymmetrical, gapped, malformed, misaligned or chipped teeth.
- Severe tooth discoloration, which cannot be fixed with other dental treatments
- Gaps between the teeth.
- Abnormally small teeth.
Benefits of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers have numerous benefits, such as:
- They are easy to care for. Just use a soft-bristled toothbrush and dental floss as you normally would in your daily routine to keep them in good condition.
- They have a natural look. They are carefully designed and tailored to fit your natural smile perfectly.
- Minimally invasive. Veneers require very little enamel reduction, two to four times less than that needed, for example, for crowns.
- Stain resistant. Unlike natural teeth, porcelain is non-porous, which means they cannot stain or change color over time.
- Long-lasting. Porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years, so you'll have a flawless smile for a long time!
How are dental veneers placed?
The procedure generally includes the following steps:
- Dental grinding. Veneers require approximately 0.5 mm of tooth reduction. This small amount of enamel must be removed so that the veneer looks natural on the tooth.
- Dental impression. The dentist will take an impression of your teeth and surrounding gums, which will serve as a mold for the creation of your custom dental veneers.
- Fabrication of the veneers. A specialized technician will ensure that your dental veneers are the right shape, color and size. This is a process that can take 1 to 2 weeks, however, this can vary.
- Cementation. Finally, you will have an appointment with the dentist, where your teeth will be cleaned and prepared for the placement of the veneers.
Are dental veneers permanent?
Because they are made of porcelain, a very durable material, veneers can last up to 20 years with proper care. To maintain the quality of the veneers, the patient should reduce or eliminate the intake of sticky, extra hard, acidic or sugary foods.
If the patient tends to clench and grind their teeth, especially at night, a dental guard can be provided to prevent the veneers from wearing away. If a veneer becomes dislodged (which would be uncommon), it can usually be repaired or replaced.
How to care for dental veneers to extend their life?
When having veneers, it is recommended to reduce or completely eliminate habits such as: biting your nails, opening bags or bottles, or breaking nut shells with your teeth; grinding or clenching your jaw and eating extremely hard or sticky foods. These are some of the most common things to avoid if you want your veneers to remain in optimal condition.
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