Dental veneers to improve the aesthetics of the smile

Written by: Dr. Andrés Llobell Lleó
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Dental veneers are thin media sheets which increase the volume of the teeth so they look better. They may be plastic, composite or porcelain. Depending on the needs of the patient, the dentist will indicate one way or another.

Among the treatments that dentists can perform to increase the aesthetics of the smile and consequently self - esteem of patients have an increasing importance, social influence, dental porcelain veneers, composite or prefabricated.Concisely, dental veneers are sheets of a thickness not exceeding two millimeters, which replace or increase the volume front anterior teeth.


Types of dental veneers and differences between them

The main difference is that between Veneers can be made with plastic, composite or porcelain can be. Among the porcelain veneers and find Preformed performed in the laboratory on the model of the patient that we cement adhesive plastic products. Another substantial difference is the wear and fracture (the composite can be repaired) and transmission and natural color (best porcelain).


To which patients are indicated dental veneers and why

Veneers are not suitable for all cases of aesthetics. For cases where not tighten much teeth. No coloration in cases of antibiotic.Instead, if indicated for cases of white teeth with spaces or microdontia. Also to extend a central professional model plan. They are also available for patients who want to change the volume or slight changes in a tooth, but have normal color of your teeth.These considerations respond to veneers by their limited thickness, can not block and whiten a dark color (unless more opaque and white than the wall). For dark colors it is always better an all-ceramic crown.


What is a ceramic dental crown

An all-ceramic dental crown is a piece that is cut all the way around one millimeter and a half, take an impression and technical provides as directed, porcelain for that reduced with a lighter color, volume, correcting all parameters to taste : wider, longer, more volume, more white ...In addition, ceramic dental crowns can be adjusted in the clinic, and cemented with plastic cements increase light transmission and give more naturally avoiding black necks ceramometal antique crowns.

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By Dr. Andrés Llobell Lleó

It is a prestigious doctor, specializing in implants, aesthetic and fixed prosthodontics, with master and training at the University of Washington (Seattle). It is part of a renowned family of dentists where there are already three generations dedicated to the specialty. In addition, he is founder and professor of the Master of Periodontology at the University of Valencia.

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