braces” as traditional braces typically take one to two years. But do remember that not everyone is suitable for such quick fix, especially if your teeth are very crowded.
• Durable. Porcelain veneers are nearly as
• Natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing. Disadvantages
veneers or other tooth-coloured fillings (bonding).
• Irreversible. A small part of your teeth are
indestructible. Like your natural teeth, porcelain veneers can chip or break. Do not use your veneers to bite on your nails, ice, pencil or open bottle caps. If you grind your teeth at night, please invest in a nightguard.
Instant Braces – are you suitable? By Dr Edward Liew
Recently one of my clients showed me veneers can be fitted. Veneers can be placed What’s New in
on a single tooth or multiple teeth. Porcelain Veneers?
(she is now in her forties) and requested
Some of you may have heard of “no-prep
for porcelain veneers. She is one of many
veneers over composite veneers because of
veneers” or “snap-on veneers”. They are
the closeness of the veneers to the teeth.
veneers that you can “wear” whenever you
of cosmetic dentistry with its ability to
need. According to the manufacturers, no
Why Porcelain Veneers?
part of your teeth has to be removed. My
You may consider veneers if you have the
personal view is that, in order to maintain
the natural shape and size of your teeth, you
wonderful and durable option if you want
• Chips or cracks on your front teeth that
structure and replace it with porcelain. Unless
you have many gaps or teeth that slant in
towards your tongue, you may end up with
What are Dental Veneers?
• Severely discoloured teeth or stains that
bulky, fake-looking teeth. Hence, be cautious
There are two types of veneers: Porcelain
if you are considering this new procedure.
(laminates) and composite (resin) veneers.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin, custom-
confidence, increase your chances of career
made laminates that are permanently fixed to
the front of your teeth. They are used to close
gaps, straighten teeth, replace worn edges
• Teeth that you want alter, whether it’s
veneers can last a long time, giving you a
reasons did not become white even after the whitening treatment. You need at least two
visits before your veneers can be fitted. Dr Edward Liew graduated from
this cosmetic treatment. The best candidates
hand, are made of resin that are placed on
for these veneers are people whose teeth are
your teeth in one session. They are more
healthy and free from decay and gum disease.
Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has been in
strong as porcelain veneers. But they are
less expensive than porcelain veneers. Porcelain Veneers
For both veneer types, a very thin layer of
• Fast results. You can usually have your new
currently practising at the Central Business District.
tooth structure (thickness of your fingernail)
smile in just two visits. That is the reason
has to be removed by the dentist before the
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