Dental Veneers Done by International Dentist Team in Vietnam
Dental veneers, also known as laminates, ceramic facets or ceramic/porcelain veneers, are very thin pieces of ceramic that resemble the outer surface of your teeth. At Westcoast International, our veneers are custom made from high quality materials to fit your specific condition, making them not only strong and very durable but also natural looking ensuring best possible esthetic result. The term bonding often comes up which means the process of using chemical adhesive to bond the veneer onto the front side of the tooth.
One of the most commonly asked question is whether you are a suitable candidate for veneers. This type of dental restoration is used as a conservative option for dental crowns and is applicable to various situations that require esthetic attention such as:
- Severely stained or discolored teeth
- Unevenly spaced between teeth
- Teeth are chipped or crooked
- Holes and damage, especially at the central teeth
If you suffer any of the conditions listed above, but no signs of extensive decay, gum disease or severe teeth misalignment is present, then veneers are the best solution for you.
Normally, veneers can be made from 2 different types of materials, resin composite or porcelain/ ceramic. While both are effective, their usage is greatly varied depending on your objectives.
- Composites veneers (direct) are often done in a single visit. The procedure involves a simple bonding of enamel directly onto your tooth’s surface.
- Ceramic (indirect) generally is longer lasting as it doesn’t discolor or break down and with the help from our Westcoast Dental Lab your dental restorations can now look even more natural. This type usually requires two visits, more time and expertise.
When you first come in for the initial examination at our clinic, we require you to take X-rays, photos and impression to fully study your bite and tooth structure. A detailed treatment plan will then be brought forward and discussed therefore you are always aware of the ongoing events you are participating in. Communication is key factor in order to ensure the end result match your desire.
All veneer methods involve some tooth preparation by lightly buffing the outer surface to allow added thickness of the veneer. In most cases, your teeth will only be reduced by 0.5 mm to 1.0 mm. In more complex situations, reduction may be up to 1.0 mm to 2.0 mm.
Now, we can avoid using metal altogether with new materials such as zirconium oxide, which is a material used in the most demanding technical environments known to man, space shuttles for example. This material offers function, aesthetics, longevity, and gingival health.
Ultra-thin Veneers is the New Hype
Do not wish to damage the teeth and preserve your natural enamel? Rest assure that with the most advanced technology, Westcoast International and Westcoast Dental Lab now offer you the latest product that can both preserve your natural tooth structure and ultra thin, enable us to creating stunning new smile and more comfortable to wear.
This is an exclusive product done by Westcoast Dental Laboratory. After years of working with different dental restoration materials, we are now able to make thinner and stronger veneers with no tooth preparation (or in some occasion minimal) to produce incredibly strong, long lasting and highly esthetic restorations. What’s more, these veneers are only 0.2 mm – 0.4 mm in thickness and we can customize them in any way you want to create the best smile for your front teeth. In addition, the process require very minimal to no tooth preparation, no milling and no drilling means there will be significantly less discomfort and tooth sensitivity. You can now both look good and feel great!
Both traditional ceramic and ultra-thin veneers are completed with similar protocols in which they require the placement of temporary veneers while waiting for the permanent pieces, a “try in phase” and final permanent attachment. Therefore, the whole process might take 4 to 6 weeks depending on your personal schedule, lab’s productivity and material chosen.
A “try in” phase is necessary prior to final attachment because we want to try on the new set of veneers and check the color, size, transparency whether they fit your likings or not. While wearing the temporary veneers, you should discuss with us any adjustments or changes you would like to make in shape, size and color. These changes will be translated into your permanent veneers, so good communication between you, your dentist and our dental lab specialist is important in achieving your new smile.
On your final appointment, your temporary ones are removed, cleansed then using special cement, we attach your final veneers permanently onto your tooth surface. You will be given clear instructions on how to care for your new smile.
Each person’s case is different and the amount of preparation on the tooth is determined by the shape, color and your needs as a patient. You may have heard of one brand called Lumineers with the famously thin veneers and as a result, the patient’s teeth do not need to be prepared.
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