Do you know exactly about dental veneers?


In the case of chipped or discolored teeth, dental veneers are one of the useful solutions recommended by dentists to restore the appearance of teeth and confidence for customers. At Ava Dental Clinic, our dental veneers are custom-made from high-quality materials to fit your specific condition, making them not only strong and long-lasting but also natural-looking for the best possible aesthetic result. Join us to learn more about dental veneers service.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin layers of material, similar in color to real teeth, designed to cover the front surface of the tooth to create a harmonious and natural smile. Dental veneers are often made from porcelain or resin composite materials and are permanently bonded to the front surface of the teeth, changing their color, shape, size or length to match the entire original set of teeth.

Who is a good candidate for dental veneers?

Dental veneers are often used to repair:

– Teeth are discolored due to:

+ Root canal treatment

+ Stains from tetracycline or other drugs

+ Excessive fluoride

+ Large resin filling

– Worn teeth

– Chipped or broken tooth

– Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (eg, with pits or protrusions)

– Large gaps between teeth

– Uneven spaces or a large gap between the upper front teeth

– Holes and damage, especially at the central teeth

– Dental veneers are not a good choice for people with unhealthy teeth, weakened teeth or for those who don’t have enough existing enamel on the tooth surface

Types of dental veneers

Types of dental veneers

There are 2 main types of dental veneers in general:

Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are the most common type of veneer offered by cosmetic dentists because of their highly aesthetic material and transparent appearance. Porcelain veneers typically have a lifespan of about 10 years, and they are the most durable of all veneer materials. They have a natural color, and harmonize with adjacent natural teeth, providing a bright smile.

Porcelain veneers are resistant to stains from dark-colored foods and beverages. Because they are biocompatible, they will not damage gums or irritate oral tissue. The main disadvantage of porcelain veneers is that they are quite expensive. The cost will vary depending on the dentist, the location and the number of teeth that need bonding.

Composite veneers

Composite veneers are a great and affordable option for those looking to change the aesthetics of their front teeth. However, they do not last as long as porcelain veneers. A composite veneer is used as a stepping stone to glue porcelain veneers. Composite veneers tend to crack or break more often. They can also stain pigments and absorb color easily. Therefore, people who drink coffee or who use tobacco products may want to consider porcelain veneers. Composite veneers typically have an average lifespan of 5 to 7 years, but if they do break, they can be easily repaired, while porcelain is not so easily repaired.

How do dental veneers work?

Dental veneers procedure typically includes three visits to the dentist: One check-up and consultation on the condition of the teeth and two veneer implementations. One or more teeth can undergo porcelain bonding at the same time.

Dental veneers procedure

Before you get dental veneers: Diagnosis and treatment planning

Prior to the procedure, you will have a preliminary appointment with your dentist to make sure a dental veneer is right for you, the number of veneers you want to order, and discuss the bonding procedure as well as some of its limitations. In some cases, if your teeth are crooked or uneven, you may need braces before your dentist can place veneers.

Your dentist will usually take X-rays during this period to evaluate the health of your teeth. They will look for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or a need for a root canal. If you have any of these conditions, you may not be a candidate for veneers.

During you get dental veneers

There are 2 phases during a dental veneers procedure:

Teeth preparation

The dentist will reshape the tooth surface, measuring an amount roughly equal to the thickness of the veneer added to the tooth surface. The patient and dentist will decide if they will numb the area before removing the enamel. Next, the dentist will trim about 0.5 millimeters of your teeth (they remove enamel with a grinder) before taking a mold (impression) of your teeth.  This model is then sent to a dental lab to create the right veneer. It usually takes about 2-4 weeks for the veneers to return to the lab so during this time the patient can use temporary dental veneers.


The dentist will place the veneer on the patient’s tooth to check its fit and color before it is permanently attached to the patient’s tooth. The color of the veneer can be adjusted to the gloss of the cement used to bond natural teeth to the veneers.

Next, the patient’s teeth will be cleaned, polished, and etched to create a tight bonding process. A special cement is applied to the veneer and it is then placed on the patient’s teeth. Once the veneer is in place, the dentist shines a special beam of light on it to activate the chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden quickly.

The final steps include removing excess cement, examining the patient’s bite, and making adjustments if necessary.

The dentist may ask the patient to return for a follow-up visit in a few weeks to check the gums and the placement of the veneer.

After you get dental veneers

Unlike other dental procedures, the restoration of dental veneers does not take much time. Instead, once the veneers are firmly attached and the anesthetic wears off, you can eat and chew as normal.

In some cases, after applying veneers, you may notice they are a bit rough. These rough spots are usually caused by excess cement that can adhere to the veneer, but they will wear off after a few days of normal eating and brushing. If not, you can go to the dentist to smooth them out.

How do protect dental veneers?

Veneers generally last between 7 and 15 years. So, taking certain precautions can help make sure that you get the longest lifespan out of them: 

– Veneers can chip or break under pressure: Avoid biting hard objects like your fingernails, pencils, or ice.

– It may take you a few days to get used to the feel of your veneers. If your bite does not feel right after the veneer has been placed, do let your dentist know to correct it.

– Practice good oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash because you can still get cavities under or around veneers.

– Try not to chew with your front teeth, eat harder foods with your back teeth instead.

– If you grind or clench your teeth at night, get a splint or retainer to protect your veneers.

– Limit the stain-causing foods and beverages (for example, coffee, tea, or red wine).

Advantages of dental veneers

– Improve the appearance of your teeth, giving you a brighter and more even smile.

– Do not harm the gums. The gums can tolerate the external pressure created by the porcelain wall.

– Porcelain veneers are custom-made so you can select the color of the veneer, especially a shade that makes darker teeth appear white.

– Veneers generally don’t require much shaping, yet they are strong and look great.

– Veneers are less invasive than crowns and provide a stronger bond than traditional crowns.

– Veneers have a long-lasting impact on the tooth’s color and shape.

Disadvantages of dental veneers

– Veneers usually cannot be repaired if they chip or crack.

– Because enamel has been removed, your tooth may become more sensitive to hot and cold foods and drinks.

– Veneers may not exactly match the color of your other teeth.  If you plan on whitening your teeth, you need to do so before getting veneers.  

– Veneers can dislodge and fall off but it is rare.

– Veneers still may decay, then you will need to cover the tooth with a crown.

– The cost of dental veneers is expensive, especially porcelain veneers.

How much do dental veneers cost?

At Ava Dental Clinic, the cost of dental veneers service may vary, depending on the complexity of the procedure and the material used.

Learn more about dental veneers service fees here.

Dental veneers procedure review

Because everyone’s teeth are different, we can’t demo one-size-fits-all cases. Contact our consultant immediately to know your teeth’s condition and give free advice to those who want to use dental veneers service. Fill out your personal information in the appointment online form or call the hotline to schedule an appointment with our dentist. 

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