If you are familiar with how porcelain veneers work, you know that they can be a great way to achieve your ideal smile. However, here at Iranian Surgery, many of our cosmetic dentistry patients ask us before their treatment if porcelain veneers damage, hurt, or ruin their teeth. No. Under normal circumstances, teeth should not rot under veneers. As long as your veneers are properly applied and maintained, your natural teeth are well protected.
Because your teeth have a smooth surface, it has to be “roughened up” to ensure the best possible fit. Before your veneer application, we have to prepare the tooth by removing about 0.5 millimetres of the tooth’s surface. This is a consideration when choosing a cosmetic treatment, as once this process is complete, you must maintain your veneers. They become necessary as your teeth need protection since the natural enamel has been removed.
Porcelain veneers provide the same protection keeping bacteria away and tooth decay at bay. So, despite the removal of some of the tooth surface, veneers help preserve your tooth structure. We also apply a mild acid to provide extra adhesion for the bonding material used to attach the veneers. The bonding material helps seal the tooth below the veneer.
No, porcelain veneers do not ruin your natural teeth! In fact, they are designed to fit over your teeth and enhance their naturally beautiful appearance. The first step to understanding that veneers do not hurt or ruin your real teeth is to understand how they work. When you meet with one of our cosmetic dentists for porcelain veneers, we have your veneers custom designed to fit your exact smile. Whether you are in for one veneer or for your whole smile, your new veneers are designed and fabricated for a custom, perfect fit. Veneers are attached to your natural teeth with a special material that hardens under a certain type of light. After they are bonded to your teeth, they are shaped and polished by our cosmetic dentist until they are absolutely perfect!
So now that we’ve discussed how porcelain veneers work, let’s talk about how they affect your teeth. First off, the material that is used to bond them to your teeth is not harmful to your natural teeth. This means that having the veneers attached does not ruin or hurt your teeth. Secondly, porcelain veneers are not made of enamel like the front of your natural teeth. This actually gives you some benefits. The main advantage is that they do not stain like your normal teeth would. Bring on the coffee and dark liquids, you can’t stain your new porcelain veneers! They are also incredibly hard, making them more resistant to damage than your natural teeth. All that goes to say that no, veneers do not ruin your real teeth! In fact, they actually have the advantage over natural teeth in terms of resistance to damage or staining.
The following signs may be indicators that your teeth under veneers are rotting:
. The tooth feels loose
. The veneer is loose
. The tooth is sensitive to hot or cold
. The tooth is sensitive to pressure
. The tooth feels sore
. The gum is sore or sensitive
. The tooth or gum is infected
If you experience any of these signs or symptoms, call your dentist at once. If the tooth is rotting, the veneer will typically need to be removed so that the dentist can treat the decay. If the tooth is salvageable, the veneer can be replaced. If the structure of the tooth can’t be repaired, the dentist will advise you on alternative ways to restore your smile.
After installing your veneers, you will need to take care of them to keep them in a good state as long as possible.
. Firstly, choosing your cosmetic dentist wisely, a practitioner that has an intensive veneer experience, so in that way, you will ensure you are provided with excellent service.
. Secondly, practice proper dental care, by brushing twice a day, flossing to clean between your teeth, and using an antiseptic mouthwash. All of this will reduce the chances of developing dental cavities.
. Finally, keep regular dental follow-up to evaluate the state of your veneers and the teeth beneath them. In case your dentist notices early signs of decay or that your veneer has become poorly bonded, he\she can fix it early on to prevent the situation from progressing.
Iranian surgery is an online medical tourism platform where you can find the best dentists in Iran. The price of Veneers in Iran can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined by an in-person assessment with the doctor.
For more information about the cost of Veneers in Iran and to schedule an appointment in advance, you can contact Iranian Surgery consultants via WhatsApp number 0098 901 929 0946. This service is completely free.