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Are Porcelain veneers always the best option for a smile makeover?

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Veneers are ultra-thin shells placed over the front part of the tooth to give you a radiant and natural-looking smile. They’re often made from porcelain or composite materials and are permanently bonded to your teeth. Dental veneers can enhance the shape, size, colour, and structure of teeth, thereby giving you a smile makeover.

The reason veneers have gained immense popularity in the dental world is due to their ability to change your smile for the better while being minimally invasive. They do not require extensive dental work, are virtually painless, and can transform your smile in a few sittings. The types of veneers available at Dr Joy Dental Clinic include feldspathic and Emax porcelain veneers and composite veneers.

Porcelain veneers are often the go-to choice for patients who want to have a complete smile makeover. These types of veneers usually trump the others in popularity, owing to the following attributes:

  • High-quality material and durable (can last up to 15 years with proper care)
  • Offers a more natural appearance
  • Stain-resistant
  • Non-porous

The process of getting porcelain veneers

The typical dental veneer process usually requires two to three settings, depending on the work needed to be done.

This includes the Digital Smile Design step, where our dentists will first provide you with a digital preview of what your smile will potentially look like. It is followed by the “Prep” visit stage, where we take a series of scans or impressions. At this stage, a fine layer of your enamel may also be shaved off to place temporary veneers while your permanent ones are being fabricated in our state-of-the-art dental lab. Next up is the final sitting, where we place the high-quality, custom-designed porcelain veneers on your teeth.

Are porcelain veneers the best option?

While porcelain veneers are generally preferred by patients due to their durability and natural-looking appearance, they can also be slightly more expensive compared to other veneer materials. Composite veneers, for example, can be fixed within a day to cover issues such as chips, cracks and discolouration of teeth and are cheaper. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, require the dentist to shave a thin layer of your tooth enamel and may involve more prep work.

It is recommended to consult a cosmetic dentist for the veneer treatment that best suits your case, dental needs, and budget. At Dr. Joy Dental Clinic, we have a whole roster of highly qualified cosmetic dentists, whom you can consult for veneers in Dubai. We offer a whole range of veneers and have them custom-made in our high-tech dental lab. Feel free to contact us at 80037569 for expert advice, or for dental treatments with our specialist dentists.

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