Porcelain Veneers Colombia

Dental porcelain veneers are thin layer shells made of porcelain material. These shells stick to the surface of the tooth so firmly that they become a part of the tooth. All the details of these veneers are custom-made as per the person getting them, including the color, size, and shape.

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What are Porcelain Veneers?

Let’s first define what porcelain is: “The literature on this topic defines ceramics as inorganic, non-metallic materials made by man by the heating of raw minerals at high temperatures.”

Some properties of ceramic materials such as colour stability, biocompatibility and durable aesthetics made them the best choice for conservative restorations.

Now we can define porcelain veneers as thin shells that serve as an instant dental treatment for transforming your smile. This modern and innovative process involves applying shells to the front surface of the front teeth. Yes, it is mainly done for the front ten teeth. Dentists may decide to prepare or not to prepare the teeth for application by removing a small quantity of enamel. Veneers demonstrate strength, longevity, biocompatibility, and aesthetics and are conservative.

Porcelain veneers play an essential role in diverse cosmetic dentistry corrections such as tooth defects and gaps, abnormal tooth color, distorted teeth or microdontia, crooked teeth, tooth whitening, etc. The material of these veneers appears just like the natural enamel of teeth does. Due to their natural looks, these shells rank as one of the most used processes in cosmetic dentistry.

Porcelain veneers offer the most immediate transformation that takes minimum time and dentist appointments. They are made specifically for each patient to ensure the right placement and fit. Let us find out where these veneers are coming from!

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History of Dental Veneers

 It has been a decade since veneers served as the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. They originated in the film industry around a century ago. They were celebrity porcelain veneers back then because their use was limited to actors to improve their on-screen facial features and smile. Dr. Charles Pincus, the person behind this invention, would fit fake fronts on actors’ teeth temporarily. This trend became a Hollywood staple in no time.

Dr. Michael Buonocore, in the 1960s, started a modern era in the realm of acid-etching and bonding. He was the first dentist who etched the teeth with a slightly acidic solution. This resulted in stronger and long-lasting bonding as well as dental restorations.

R.J. Simonsen and J.R. Calamia were the first dentists who used this technique with porcelain veneers back in 1982. After this invention, porcelain veneers continued expanding in popularity with no stop.

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The Increasing Popularity of Porcelain Veneers Today

 During the last 30 years, dental veneers have significantly evolved. Now they are more convenient and appear as natural as lifelike, thanks to the innovations in dentistry. The latest porcelain veneers currently in practice are strong, robust, and last as long as 12 – 15 years.

Two reasons that contribute to more and more people visiting their nearby dental clinics for dental cosmetic repairing are enamel-like appearance and easy/painless treatment. Yes, no long hours of tooth preparation are required for treatment, yet, it results in a vast difference between the porcelain veneers before and after. The procedure does not affect the enamel structure, and only a small quantity of cavitation is removed.

The minimum invasive tooth repair treatment offers incredible beauty and high biocompatibility, all with no injury. Most patients choose it for anterior tooth defects and gaps, microdontia, misshapen teeth, abnormal tooth color, or other dental problems.

Who are the Ideal Porcelain Veneers Candidates?

The ideal patient is the one who has achieved a successful orthodontic treatment. It is also ideal you have healthy gums, teeth should be healthy.

Porcelain veneers solve several dental problems related to teeth functioning (structural issues) and their appearance (cosmetic issues). The most commonly solved issues can be discoloration, gaps between the teeth, misalignment, cracks, chips, etc. Let us discuss this in detail below!

  • Porcelain veneers treat discoloration of the teeth that bleaching does not cure. The discoloration can be due to tetracycline, aging, excessive fluoride uptake, and amelogenesis imperfecta.
  • They can also treat enamel hypo calcification.
  • They can replace lost tissue due to aging, parafunction, or fractures.
  • They are suitable for closing the gaps between the anterior teeth and curing congenital tooth malformation.
  • If the teeth are misaligned or in poor shape/placement, porcelain veneers can be re-shaped for the best smile.

A few conditions must be fulfilled to be eligible for porcelain veneers in Colombia. Firstly, your oral and periodontal health should be in good condition. Secondly, your enamel should be healthy enough because a thin layer is removed to make porcelain veneer shells, and they should be bonded to enamel.

Moreover, it would be better if you already set your cosmetic goals as to what exactly you want the final look to be.

After getting porcelain veneers, you should follow a strict oral hygiene routine like brushing your teeth thrice a day; no more maintenance is needed.

Is it necessary to shave my teeth?

This matter will depend on the initial condition like position and tooth color. For example, if a tooth is over the adjacent it will be necessary to shave that part. If there is one discolored tooth, we should shave it to gain more thickness to opaque the undesired color. Additionally, our recommendation for porcelain veneers is to shave 0.3 mm (this is the usual thickness of porcelain veneers) in the part where the veneer will contact the gum, so we can avoid an over contour that can generate gum inflammation. We always work with magnification to have precision and achieve a minimal invasive treatment.

How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?

If you want your porcelain veneers to last for the longest possible time, you should take care of your dental hygiene and choose a good and experienced dentist like Dr. Andres Arias in Colombia.

These pre-and post-treatment responsibilities fall on your shoulders. The rest is determined by the material used, the lab fabrication, the tooth preparation design, and the insertion method. If all the mentioned demands are fulfilled, these veneers can last 12 – 15 years.

Moreover, this dental process changes the patient’s appearance and ensures successful restoration. There is no postoperative sensitivity when they have a good fit and are bonded to enamel. Also, tooth shifting chances are minimal because the preparation should not break the contacts between the teeth.

If your dentist is well-experienced, they will not prepare the tooth beyond the enamel, as it is recommended to use magnification for achieving this. As a result, the retention ability of porcelain veneers will be maximum.

How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost in Colombia?

Porcelain Veneers cost in Colombia is quite affordable and might surprise foreigners. Porcelain veneers cost around $3,500 for 10 to $7,000 for 20 porcelain veneers.

What are the differences between porcelain and composite veneers?

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Conclusion

Are you wondering if you should be getting porcelain veneers or not? The simple answer is: if there is something about your smile/teeth that you do not entirely approve of, get these veneers. They solve appearance problems such as staining, uneven and little smile, etc., and functional problems like bite issues.

The best clinic for porcelain veneers in Colombia for the safest procedure is Dr. Andres Arias. He has a team of highly specialized dentists willing to offer the best porcelain veneer application.