The dental veneers are now widely used by patients who want to regain whiter and aligned teeth . These small ceramic or zirconium oxide elements hide tooth defects such as cracks, stains, bad shade, position, etc.
Glued to the front face of the teeth (incisors, canines or even premolars), Hayatmed Medical Institute offers best veneers in turkey services with quality results, it generally does not present any difficulty or risk to health. So what are the risks of dental veneers ?
Differentiate between traditional veneers and no prep veneers
There are two types of dental veneers that should be differentiated because their placement is different and does not have the same advantages and disadvantages.
Classic ceramic veneers
Traditional ceramic veneers are thicker than so-called “no prep” veneers. Thus, to be able to glue them, it is necessary to prepare the patient’s teeth by grinding a part of the dental enamel in order to compensate for the addition of a few millimeters of thickness in the jaw.
Indeed, if the fact of gluing veneers does not present a danger for the patient, the installation of these elements can cause discomfort in the alignment of the jaw if the teeth are not well cut.
The preparation of teeth can present risks for the patient because depending on the thickness of the veneer and the thickness of the tooth, grinding can remove all of the enamel and reach the dentin .
Veneers without preparation
Fortunately, to avoid too much mutilation of the teeth, there are now veneers without preparation (no prep) which make it possible to avoid attacking the enamel of the teeth before installation. Under certain conditions, it is possible to use only a little acid to facilitate the adhesion of the glue on the teeth.
These no prep veneers are very advantageous because they reduce the installation time and do not present any risks for the patient. Faster to install, they do not require the placement of temporary veneers and avoid a risk of detachment .
Prepare well for the aesthetic change
Resorting to dental veneers, especially to have whiter teeth, is a choice that requires thought before starting. Changing the appearance of your smile will undoubtedly be very beneficial to you but you must know how far you want to go because once asked, you can not go back. Veneers that make your teeth too white may not look natural. This is why it is necessary to discuss it with your dentist who will be able to advise you on the best shade for your smile.
Risks due to poor maintenance
Obviously, resorting to the installation of dental veneers does not exclude having an irreproachable dental hygiene in order to preserve all their aesthetic qualities and to protect your teeth .
If you are a smoker, we strongly advise you to stop smoking so as not to risk staining your dental veneers. It will be good for your teeth and for your health! Likewise, it is recommended to avoid foods that could alter your facets over time (sodas, acidic foods, sugar, etc.).
Regular brushing of teeth and the use of dental floss are also the conditions for good maintenance of your veneers. They will prevent the appearance of cavities and limit the appearance of plaque. An annual scaling and check-up at the dentist will help ensure that your teeth are in good shape.
Finally, if you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), it will be essential to wear a dental splint at night to avoid damaging your veneers and risk taking them off.
As you will have understood, the risks of dental veneers are quite limited . While it can happen, very rarely, that they crack or break after installation, the veneers have a lifespan of more than ten years.