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Dental veneers in Islamabad Pakistan are basically custom made, thin porcelain shells. Materials used by our dental surgeons in Islamabad for dental veneers are imported from Germany. Materials imported from the states tend to last long and follow the protocol's given by ADA and CDC. Patients visiting us wants a change in the appearance of their teeth. Yes! Appearance!. Size, shape, color etc all come under the category of appearance. When someone has, yellow, stained, discolored teeth, it may compromise their self-esteem.
Porcelain is used to make dental veneers. To explain it better to you, veneers are basically thin custom made sheets of porcelain that can be placed on one or multiple teeth. Veneers are bonded and placed on the front side of teeth thus changing the color, size, shape, and length of teeth. Veneers can either made of composite/porcelain. However, our dental surgeons tend to prefer porcelain over composite due to the fact that porcelain is much stronger and durable than composite. Porcelain veneers tend to resist stains better than composite. Furthermore, porcelain mimics the light reflecting properties of natural teeth thus giving a natural appearance and feel.
We tend to consider veneers as having multiple layers of porcelain and an adhesive film that is placed by our dentists to keep it into place. To apply a veneer, we tend to remove a small amount of enamel which is usually less than a millimeter. We consider the bonding step of dental veneers to be of prime importance as this is a requirement for the proper function. A light-sensitive adhesive layer is applied between the tooth and the veneer to hold it into place.
Dental veneers require at least two to three visits with our dentists in Islamabad at Z Dental Studio. One for a consultation and briefing and the 2nd/3rd visit to make and bond veneers. One or many teeth can undergo the procedure of dental veneers. We follow the following procedure
This part involves the patient about briefing us what kind of treatment he/she is looking for and what results can be expected from us. Explaining to us what kind of results you are looking for is of prime importance. During your first visit, our dentists will have a detailed conversation and examination of your teeth. There are some limitations to veneers, however, these will be told by us before we start the procedure. We'll take necessary X-rays and most probably we'll record an impression of your jaw.
To prepare a veneer we will have to remove 1/2 millimeter of the enamel of your teeth. This is to accommodate the prosthesis. However, we might also require to do a thorough dental cleaning which you can read about over here, dental cleaning in Islamabad. We will take the necessary precautions so that you don't feel any sort of pain during the procedure. Once we've accomplished the necessary space required we will record another impression of the jaw. The impression taken by us will then be sent to the dental lab and on which the veneers will be made. Our Dental Labs usually take 5-7 days to make these veneers, however during that time we provide temporary restorations so that you feel comfortable during that time.
Before permanently placing veneers, we will temporarily place it and check the fit of the finished product. Most importantly we will ask you if you like the shade and shape of the finished product. If the size is inappropriate our dentists will trim down a bit of porcelain to make it a good fit for your teeth. Next, before we permanently bond the veneers, we will clean, polish and etch your teeth. Etching makes your tooth surface a bit rough which increases the longevity of veneers. We will apply cement on the veneer and finally place it on your teeth. Once properly positioned on your tooth/teeth, we will apply a light beam on the veneer, this activates chemicals inside the cement causing it to harden quickly. We then remove any extra cement, make necessary final adjustments and then the treatment is complete.
We provide dental veneers that may last for 7-15 years. This factor is heavily dependant on the patient, if you tend to keep your teeth clean and hygienic, veneers may even last a lifetime. However, after a veneer treatment at Z Dental Studio, our manager does tend to keep a follow-up visit so that we know how the gums are reacting to the veneers.
Dental veneers do not require special care. Following good oral hygiene cannot only prolong the durability of your veneers but it'll also help the remaining of your natural teeth to be in good health and shape. Brushing, flossing and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash help. Even though porcelain resists stains, we do recommend to limit the use of tea and coffee.
Costs of dental veneers in Islamabad at our dental clinic vary. The material used, the lab that it is sent to by our clinic decides the cost of these veneers.
The other option of dental veneers is our dental crowns in Islamabad. The procedure is completely different to that of a dental veneer. However, a greater portion of your teeth needs to be ground for the accommodation of a dental crown. Furthermore, dental veneers may last from 7 to 15 years, dental crowns tend to last a lifetime. Dental crowns can be made from metal, porcelain fused to metal and by porcelain. Dental porcelain crowns have also excellent esthetic properties as they are made from materials similar to a veneer. Then again this is dependant on you, the patient. Transparency is of prime importance from our side, regardless of whichever treatment you choose we will give you the pros and cons of each treatment.
Regardless of whichever type of veneer that you choose, our dentists tell you the pros and cons of each material so that you can make a concerted decision. If you tend to decide to get a dental veneer at Z Dental Studio, we promise to give you a pain-free and we will do our very best to reach your expectations. From considering your face shape to the shade of your teeth, we tend to choose the treatment that is best suited for you.
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