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Dental veneers are thin and customized shells made of porcelain or composite resin and designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance by changing or enhancing the look of stained, chipped, broken, or undesired teeth. These shells which are bonded to the front of the teeth can change the color, shape, size, or length of the teeth depending on the patients need. The purpose of veneers are usually cosmetic, but it may also be preferred as part of an overall dental makeover that includes treatment for gum disease. If the veneers are to be replaced by a broken or chipped tooth, only one or two veneers may be sufficient, but six to eight dental veneers may also be provided to create a harmonic, symmetrical smile. The most commonly performed veneers procedure involves the upper-anterior eight teeth.


Who Is This For?

  • Individuals who have minor cosmetic imperfections, chipped teeth, severely stained teeth, a gap between teeth, or misshapen teeth.
  • Individuals who have enough healthy enamel left to support veneers 

Treatment Duration

2-4 weeks

Potential Risks & Side Effects

  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Dental damage
  • Poor fit
  • Changes in color
  • Future replacement 

Recovery Time

There is no recovery time needed after getting veneers. Patients typically resume working the same day or the next day after they get their dental veneers.

Success Rate: 91%

Alternative Treatments

  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Crowns

Before / After

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How Does it Work?

Dental veneers are thin covers which are specially crafted to fit your tooth, to correct the aesthetic issues. Veneers are typically made from ceramic or composite resin materials, which are then bonded to your teeth with a specially formulated dental cement.


What Does a Porcelain Veneer Procedure Involve?

If you are undergoing the veneers procedure at your local dentist, the process may take a few weeks to complete. But if you travel abroad for the treatment, it will only take 5 to 10 days to complete the surgery.

We understand that every patient is different, so we carefully plan your trip from A-Z and we hook you up with an expert dentist who can customize the procedure so as to suit your preferences, goals, expectations as well as the dental clinic’s best practices.   

1.     Consultation with the dentist

When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your dentist. He/she will examine your teeth and then will decide if veneers are suitable for you. Sometimes patients think they need veneers when there is another procedure that is perfect for their condition. During the one-on-one consultation session with your dentist, he/she will inform you about the details of the Veneers procedure.

However, foreign patients are required to have send photos of their teeth as well as dental history before they even travel. After examining the photos, you will have a detailed discussion about the whole procedure with your dentist. Once you both agree on details, the dentist will start to prepare you for the procedure.

2.     Preparing the teeth

When preparing the porcelain veneers procedure, your dentist takes an impression of each of the teeth to determine the final shape and look. These impressions are then used by a laboratory to custom-make the porcelain shells that will be cemented to the teeth.

3.     Placing the veneers

After the final custom shells are received from the lab, your dentist carefully removes a very thin layer (usually in less than a millimeter) of original enamel from the surface of each tooth. This is done for creating a roughened surface on the front of the teeth that will bond easily to the cement, allowing the porcelain veneer to sit flush against the natural tooth and not to appear protruding abnormally.

Finally, your dentist will use a special light to harden the cement quickly in-office, this allows you to use your new teeth as soon as the procedure finishes. After this precise working, you can even start eating normally once you leave their last procedure appointment.

 

What Should I Expect from a Porcelain Veneers Procedure?

  • After cementing your porcelain veneers, it may take a few days to get used to your new look and smile.
  • The way your bites and teeth come together may feel different, especially if the length, shape or thickness of your teeth have been changed. If your bites feel unstable, be sure to call your dentist for an appointment to make the necessary adjustments.
  • The first few days after the treatment is completed, you should avoid excessive heat or cold food and drink.
  • If your gums have been reshaped during treatment, there may be some sensitivity after the effect of anesthesia is over. It can help rinse with warm saline to remove sensitivity. A prescribed analgesics, such as Tylenol or Advil, can also improve your comfort.
  • In order to prolong your porcelain veneers and your new smile, it is important to remember that the underlying teeth are still vulnerable to decay, especially in the gum line where the tooth and veneer meet. Therefore, it is important to continue oral hygiene habits immediately, such as regular brushing and flossing.
  • Also, the temporaries are placed with cement that is designed to remove easily before the permanent veneers are placed, so you should avoid chewing sticky foods such as gum.
  • You may use your toothbrush to clean the temporaries as you regularly do for your natural teeth.
  • If your gums have been reshaped during treatment, there may be some sensitivity after the effect of anesthesia is over. It can help rinse with warm saline to remove sensitivity.  


Things You Should Do Before the Porcelain Veneers Procedure

  • A week before the procedure, you should stop taking Aspirins and any other meds associated with blood thinning.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs, you should inform your surgeon as soon as possible.
  • Patients advised to avoid smoking 24 hours before the surgery.
  • Consuming any alcoholic beverages can affect anesthesia. So you should not take in anything alcoholic 24 hours prior surgery.
  • If you are taking meds for chronic or acute diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, you should inform your surgeon before the surgery commences.    

 

FAQ

Is The Porcelain Veneer Procedure Painful?

There is no pain during the procedure once numbness takes effect. However, in rare cases, patients may feel pain or soreness after the numbness subsides. Dentists may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.

Are Porcelain Veneers Permanent?

Porcelain veneers provide excellent aesthetic results and satisfying longevity which is generally 10 to 15 years. After this time, they need to be replaced by a new procedure.

Can Porcelain Veneers Be Whitened?

The whitening gels only work on natural teeth and have no effect on porcelain surfaces.

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    I am satistifed. Thanks
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    I found my dental clinic on flymedi. The staff was so supportive and friendly. They have called me several times to inform about the treatment and updates. They picked me up from the airport and even they visited me during my treatment. I will travel again to complete the treatment in 3 months.

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