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Beautiful smile with dental veneer

Feeling insecure with yellow teeth? Don't worry, there is now a teeth whitening technique using porcelain called dental veneers. Not only makes teeth beautiful and white, various dental appearance problems can also be overcome thanks to dental veneers. Dental veneers are cosmetic procedures performed by dentists to improve the color, shape and position of teeth, and to repair chipped teeth. Veneers are usually used to repair teeth that have discolored, broken, damaged, misaligned or uneven, irregular in shape, or which have gaps. How, veneers are installed to cover the front surface of the teeth. There are two types of veneers, namely those made of porcelain and those made of resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers are more durable, do not change color easily, and look more like real teeth than thinner resin veneers. Dental veneers can last for years before they are damaged or peeled and need to be replaced.

Dental Veneer Procedure

Usually it takes three visits to the dentist to install dental veneers, that is once for consultation and twice to make and pair veneers. The procedure for installing dental veneers starts with the following steps:
  • The dentist will check whether the teeth have fillings.
  • The tooth enamel or outer layer will be eroded slightly (approximately 0.5 millimeters) to prepare a place for the veneer. This action is useful for preventing veneers from sticking out and teeth from appearing larger.
  • The preparation time depends on how severe the tooth decay is.
  • Using materials similar to putty, the dentist makes a mold for your mouth so that the veneer can be made according to the shape and size of your teeth. Usually it takes 2-4 weeks to make it.
  • The dentist attaches the veneer to your next visit.
  • The dentist may ask you to return a few weeks later to check the state of the gums and the placement of veneers.

Advantages of Dental Veneer

Here are some of the advantages of dental veneers:
  • Like real teeth.
  • Antinodes.
  • Does not affect gums.
  • Teeth look whiter.

Disadvantages of dental veneers

Although it makes teeth look white, clean, and neat, dental veneers also have disadvantages, namely:
  • Expensive price.
  • Cannot be repaired if damaged.
  • Teeth may become more sensitive to hot and cold foods and drinks. This is because the tooth enamel has been eroded.
  • The color of the teeth affixed to the veneers is not the same as the colors of other teeth.
  • Dental veneers can come off if you have a habit of biting hard objects, such as nails or chewing pencils, or ice.
  • Dental veneers are not suitable for those whose teeth are unhealthy (broken teeth, sore gums, decayed teeth, or large dental fillings), insufficient amount of enamel on the surface of a tooth, or like gritting teeth.
  • It is recommended not to eat foods and drinks that can cause tooth stains such as coffee, tea, or red wine.
  • Veneered teeth can still decay.
If you are interested in wanting to beautify the appearance of teeth with veneers, the estimated price of veneers at specialist dental clinics in Jakarta is around 5 million rupiah per tooth, for porcelain veneers. However, the price of installing dental veneers varies in each clinic and hospital. Although expensive and usually not covered by insurance, veneered teeth can last 7-15 years and do not require special care. Simply brushed every other day or cleaned with dental floss as usual. Before doing dental veneers, don't forget to consult with your dentist to discuss the best veneer options for you.