Both porcelain veneers are ceramic restorations that are “placed” (cemented) on the front surface of the teeth to recreate the smile naturally and harmoniously. However, what differentiates them is the ceramic’s thickness and the tooth’s preparation. The dentist also says that ‘dental contact lenses’ is the popular name for ultra-thin ceramic veneers (0.3 to 0.5 mm). These facets allow the tooth not to be so worn because they are very thin, thus leaving a larger tooth structure intact.
However, they differ from porcelain veneers because they are thicker (around 7mm) and serve to correct major defects in dental colour, shape, or positioning. In addition, it requires greater dental wear, which can reach up to 1.5mm. Preparing the tooth and cementing the facets is performed under local anaesthesia, generating minimal discomfort and pain for the patient”.
The laminated veneers, or dental contact lens, are thin sheets of porcelain or some other tooth-coloured composite bonded with cement over the surface of your natural tooth. They are a simple way to solve various physical and aesthetic problems. As they are permanent, it will be necessary to carefully analyze the advantages and disadvantages of performing the procedure before deciding to place the facets. Six considerations need to be made and discussed with your dentist.
Temporary veneers are clip-on veneers that slide over your existing teeth, similar to a mouthguard. These veneers hide imperfections in your smile and give you a stunning, beautiful, natural shiny smile.
The trial smile is a provisional temporary smile placed on prepared teeth. It allows you to “test-drive” your new smile before committing to long-term changes. This extra stage in the smile design process ensures that the outcome of your dental treatment will meet your expectations.
The advantages of porcelain veneers are:
Lack of staining:
Nothing in dentistry is perfect, though. There are some disadvantages associated with porcelain veneers:
Not stronger than enamel:
This finish ensures teeth look better when smiling. In this way, the facets act as a cover for the teeth. They are glued to the front of the teeth that have aesthetic problems, such as stains, cracks, with spacing or misalignment.
The permanent Veneers are, without a doubt, modern dentistry’s best way to replicate nature. That is always the goal of cosmetic dentistry- to replicate nature, not try to improve upon it. Porcelain Veneers are not the only option for changing one’s smile but are commonly used when a patient wants to gain a lot of control of their smile (change colour, size, shape, etc).
The cost of aesthetic treatments using facets made with resin is relatively cheaper than those made with porcelain. But it is also important to consider the appointment of the dentist and the type of procedure required and the material’s durability in the event of fractures and stains.