Have you ever wondered how a lot of our celebrities have perfect sets of teeth? And just a flash of their smile is enough to melt everyone’s hearts? Yes, I know that feeling and I’ve got an answer for you. Many of them have cosmetic dental veneers fixed in their mouths. If you are new to the world of veneers, grab a seat, and let’s take you on an exciting ride with a showcase of before and after pictures.
And if you are planning to get a veneer and you just wanna have an idea of how your teeth might look after your veneer fix, then you’re on the right page – we have collected for plenty of before and after pictures with veneers.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are custom-made dental coverings that are used to modify visual aspects such as shape, size, colour, or position of the front teeth. They are not only used to protect the teeth but mostly for aesthetic purposes and to give a more beautiful smile.
Dental veneers are one of the treatments with the highest demand in the cosmetic dental world. This is because they produce the desired results very quickly and effectively. And they are suitable for nearly all kinds of teeth.
Types of Dental Veneers: Composite VS Porcelain
There are two main types of dental veneers. And that is the composite and porcelain veneers.
1. Composite Veneers: This type of dental veneer, also called composite bonding, involves moulding or filling the teeth with a material called resin. It is done in the clinic directly on the client’s tooth. After applying the resin base, the dentist moulds the material to give it the desired shape and size. This process can be completed in just a single session.
They are a perfect type of veneer for teenagers whose teeth are still growing but want a quick fix on their teeth. Or for adults who would not like a permanent veneer yet. Composite bonding can fix broken or cracked teeth, fill in spaces, and give you a brighter smile.
Composite veneers are the cheapest and simplest cosmetic dental procedure but they also have the lowest quality. They can break or change colour as time passes. They would usually last an average of 5-7 years. But they offer real results and are a great choice!
2. Porcelain Veneers: These dental veneers are customized thin coverings placed on the surface of a tooth. These coverings range in thickness between 0.3 and 1millimeters, about the thickness of a contact lens.
Normally, fixing porcelain veneer can take up to one week. The first day is for a consultation with your doctor and for your teeth print sample to be taken. Then the veneers are created at the laboratory, after which you come back in about 6 days to get them fixed in your mouth.
However, thanks to technology, getting a porcelain veneer has never been easier. Dentists can now use a 3D scanner with which a virtual sample of their client’s mouth is acquired and manufacturing the veneers can be finalized in 72 hours.
The Placement Of Dental Veneers Includes:
- Injection of anesthesia: Unlike composite bonding that needs no sedative, numbing the area is necessary for porcelain veneers. This is because a very tiny amount of the outer tooth enamel must be scraped (about the size of the veneer to be attached) so that the tooth would not appear extra-large and unnatural. The scraping is also to make the veneer get attached more firmly to the tooth.
- Cleaning the surface of the tooth.
- Cementing the veneer to the tooth: A special kind of substance is used to cement the veneer to the tooth and the dentist uses a special kind of light to activate the chemicals in it and bond the two surfaces together.
Porcelain veneers are the most sought-after dental procedure. This is because they are as shiny as a real tooth, appear more natural and offer long-lasting solutions to unwanted dentures.
They easily retain their colour for a long time without so many routine visits to the dentist for maintenance. They can last for 10-15 years.
How Much Do Dental Veneers Cost?
According to Brook West Family Dentistry, dental veneers range in cost from as low as $400 to as high as $2,500 per tooth. Composite veneers are the least expensive veneer option, generally ranging from $400-$1,500 per tooth, whereas porcelain veneers generally cost between $925 to $2,500 per tooth.
Different Types Of Teeth With Dental Veneers
We all have unique sets of dentitions and so, we would have different reasons for visiting the dentist. Some people opt for cosmetic dental procedures to reduce or lengthen their teeth, some others use it to fill up spaces within their teeth (diastema or a treated cavity), and some use it to cover their chipped or crooked teeth.
And although dentists follow the same procedure in fixing veneers, they must first have a consultation session with you to discuss what you want and suggest what kind of veneer fits your facial structure (and your budget😉).
Veneers for small teeth: Before and After Picture
- Dental veneers for small teeth: Having unusually short or small teeth is a condition called microdontia. And porcelain veneers are a permanent way of fixing small teeth. The veneers would make your teeth bigger and longer.
Veneers for bad teeth: Before and After Picture
- Dental veneers for bad teeth: This category includes decayed teeth, teeth with oral cavities, or gum diseases. A veneer should not be used to cover any of these teeth problems.
During your consultation with your doctor, an X-ray would be carried out to determine the healthiness of your teeth. If any of these issues are discovered, it is advisable to treat them first or have the bad tooth removed. After the proper treatment, a veneer can then be fixed.
Veneers for big teeth: Before and After Picture
- Dental veneers for big teeth: This could be known as macrodontia. It occurs when an individual has relatively large front teeth. The process of getting a veneer on this kind of tooth includes trimming the affected tooth first and then covering it up with a porcelain veneer.
Veneers for crooked teeth: Before and After Picture
- Dental veneers for crooked teeth: Veneers are an excellent choice for patients who need to correct their crooked teeth, but do not want to go through orthodontics such as braces. Composite bonding or Porcelain veneers work very well to correct this.
Veneers for Buck teeth: before and After Picture
- Dental veneers for buck teeth: Buck teeth, also called misaligned teeth, occur when a person’s upper teeth, projects over the lower teeth. The protrusion of the two front teeth is a common feature in people with this condition.
Veneers for bottom teeth: before and After Picture
- Dental veneers for bottom teeth: in many cases it makes sense and big difference when you get veneers for your bottom teeth as well. If you decide to get veneers anyway, it is worth to get it also for your bottom teeth – the colour, shape should match between front and bottom teeth.
Veneers for front teeth: before and After Pictures
- Composite or porcelain veneers for front teeth are the most popular procedures when it comes to the dental veneers. People fix they front teeth because of many reasons – colour, shape, teeth gap, gummi smile, healthy condition, etc. But before you get composite or porcelain veneers for your front teeth, please make sure that your doctor and you have the same idea how the results should look like. More natural veneers don´t look super white and might be a bit transparent at the tips of the teeth.
Veneers for gummy smile: before and After Picture
- Veneers for gummy smile: According to Dear Doctor, a smile will usually be perceived as gummy when four millimeters—a tad more than an eighth of an inch—of gum tissue shows.
Many gummy smiles are a result of short teeth and when veneers are used to lengthen the teeth, the appearance of a gummy smile also reduces.
Veneers for gap teeth: before and After Picture
- Veneers for gap teeth: A Gap tooth, also known as diastema, is a condition that leaves the teeth with spaces in between, mostly in the front teeth. The gaps could be closed using composite veneers or porcelain veneers.
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