Porcelain Veneers, one of the most wanted dental treatments in Costa Rica. Uses, procedure information and more.
A dental veneer (also called or dental porcelain laminates) is a thin layer of porcelain that is placed on a tooth surface in order to protect a vulnerable tooth area or for cosmetic purposes. There are commonly two types of material used to fabricate a veneer, composite and dental porcelain. This is the most popular and effective one.
Porcelain veneers are a popular choice for patients with stained, chipped, or crooked teeth. A dentist may use one to restore a single tooth that may have been fractured or discolored, or multiple teeth to create a «Hollywood» type of makeover. They resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth.
After making a mould of the teeth you wish to correct, we will create custom veneers made of light and durable porcelain. Because porcelain closely matches the tooth’s natural luster, your new veneers will look and function just like the enamel on your original teeth.
Although porcelain veneers are more costly than other cosmetic options, they are extremely long-lasting, and will help prevent many of the complications associated with thin or damaged tooth enamel, such as sensitivity, infection, and decay.
Cosmetic dental bonding materials have the shortcoming of being susceptible to staining and discoloring. This is especially true when they are used in conjunction with individuals whose consumption habits include the use of tea, coffee, red wine, and tobacco products.
Veneers do not require any special care. The patient must continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing and flossing.
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