One can argue endlessly about the ideals of beauty, but a snow-white healthy smile has always aroused admiration and delight. Actors and singers from TV screens seem to be smiling on purpose with perfectly even snow-white teeth, causing fans not only positive emotions, but also envy. A couple of years ago, veneering was considered a procedure available only to show business stars. However, now almost everyone can afford a radiant smile. However, on the Internet, you can find a large number of myths about the veneering procedure. The most common of them - in the material of Passion.ru and dentist Vladimir Shipkov.
Before talking about myths, let's understand what veneers are and why hundreds of stars resort to this procedure. Veneers are plates that fall into the smile zone. Veneers are attached to the teeth and consist of modern materials (ceramics, zirconium, composite). The thickness of the plates is usually no more than one millimeter. Basically, veneers are installed specifically on the smile zone (ten upper and ten lower teeth).
The stars of TV screens love the veneering procedure dearly for several reasons. Firstly, veneers give the teeth the perfect shape and color. The smile becomes truly Hollywood and attracts many enthusiastic looks. Secondly, many stars of show business are attracted by the ease of caring for veneers. Essentially, care is no different from standard oral hygiene practices.
Another important reason for installing veneers is their invisibility to others. Modern technologies make it possible to use the best materials in the manufacture of veneers. Therefore, it is almost impossible to distinguish them from real teeth. Moreover, modern materials provide high comfort for veneers. A few years ago, many stars preferred to insert diamonds and rhinestones into veneers. Today, this trend is decreasing, as naturalness is becoming more and more fashionable.
Myth or Reality?
Veneers lead to total tooth decay
Before installing veneer onlays, almost the same thing happens as when installing metal-free crowns. The teeth are pre-grinded, dentists check for the absence of pathologies or caries in the oral cavity. If caries is suddenly detected, then treatment is mandatory. The penetration of pathogenic bacteria to the teeth is completely limited by the sealed pads. They also save future teeth from plaque and lactic acid exposure.
Veneers can cause bad breath
The main reason for odor in the mouth is the accumulation of food debris between the teeth. However, the veneer plates adhere to the teeth so tightly that they exclude the possibility of accumulation of food debris. Veneers are fixed with special dental cement. But even in this case, you should not neglect the generally accepted rules of oral hygiene.
Walking with veneers is inconvenient
It is likely that a slight discomfort in the oral cavity may be felt for 1–2 days after the veneers are installed. This can be caused by dental cement that appears between the teeth. However, as soon as the dentist removes its remnants, the discomfort will completely disappear.
Instead of teeth - veneers
Many people believe that with the help of veneers, lost teeth can be restored. We hasten to upset you: in the absence of teeth, the installation of veneers is simply impossible. Veneers can only be installed on natural teeth, despite their imperfections: chips or other defects.
Veneers can be installed in one day
Installing veneers requires at least a few visits to the dentist. Initially, during the first session, the patient's oral cavity is examined, the doctor identifies problems, treats caries, a model of your future teeth is made, etc. In the second session, teeth are turned, silicone impressions are taken and temporary onlays are installed. On the third visit, after a preliminary fitting, the veneers themselves are installed.
But progress does not stand still, digital technologies are gaining momentum and in some cases "digital" veneers can be installed in one visit to the dentist.
Dropped out - not dropped
With the correct preparation of the teeth, the likelihood that the onlays can fall out is practically zero. It takes a lot of work to break the veneers. The material from which the veneers are made is so strong that it allows you to gnaw on hard carrots or other vegetables. However, do not get carried away: if you constantly gnaw on solid food, even your own teeth will not thank you.
With proper care and regular dental check-ups, veneers can last for many years. However, it is impossible to give exact numbers, since the service life depends on many external factors. This is the qualification of the dentist, and the quality of the material used, and the use of modern technologies and techniques.
Many people believe that veneers can be installed in any dentistry. However, practice shows that it is better to go to a specialized clinic, which not only has modern equipment, but also uses high-quality, safe materials.
In order for a smile to become truly Hollywood, you must first of all find a specialized clinic and a qualified specialist. And then admiring glances, riveted to your smile, will delight you for a long time.