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Dental Veneers in Chandigarh - FAQ - Porcelain Veneers in Chandigarh

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Reasons and Corrections with Dental Veneers in Chandigarh

Candidate for Veneers Advantages & Disadvantages Case of Success Others Methods or Alternative to Porcelain Veneers Types of Veneers Success Factors Treatment Planning Procedure for a Dental Veneers Aftercare of Porcelain Veneers in Chandigarh Costs of Porcelain Veneers in Chandigarh



Porcelain Veneers at Advanced Dental Care Center, Chandigarh can be provided in 3 Ways, Either Regular Dental Veneers, Lumineers, Thin Veneers or No-Prep Veneers, or composite veneers(Not Porcelain). Dental Veneers are used to improve the cosmetic appearance of your teeth, You can fix worn, chipped,discoloured, or misaligned Teeth. Some Veneer treatment might require other treatments prior for the best outcome like orthodontics. or some restorative procedures. Each case is specific to the patients needs, budget,time frames, desired outcome. If you are interested in getting a quote for your dental veneer, Please contact us at 98551-23234, you can also fill out our contact form Here for Veneers.

Dental veneers can be made from either porcelain or composite material, and may be used for a single fractured or discoloured tooth, as part of the Hollywood style makeover and anything in between. Composite veneers are placed directly (built-up in the mouth), where as veneers are made outside of the mouth by a dental technician and bonded in at a later appointment. There are a number of slightly different types, brands and materials available for porcelain veneers and these will be discussed later.

Because they produce dramatic results they are a favourite of dentists for before and after pictures and are largely associated with the cosmetic side of dentistry. They have become more and more popular with advances in bonding technology and now provide a popular, durable and natural looking (most of the time) solution to getting a big bright white smile… but as with all treatments, they are not without their downside.

They are responsible for the majority of the dazzling white smiles we see on movie stars and celebrities today. If it looks too perfect to be natural, then it probably is. Celebs who are famous for having this done include Nicholas Cage, Demi Moore, Celine Dion and Miley Cirus- just in case you are wondering. Interesting fact: They were originally invented by a California dentist named Charles Pincus to change the appearance of actors’ teeth.


Reasons you may wish to consider veneers If your natural teeth look fine and function well, veneers may not be the best choice because (most of the time) they involve permanent removal of some of your natural tooth structure. This depends of course on what you want to achieve- they may be the ideal treatment for you. There are a number of alternatives to dental veneers that exist and these should all be carefully considered and discussed with your dentist before making this decision.

It is always sensible to consider more minimally invasive (less destructive) ways to improve your appearance first. They can save you time, money and most importantly, keep and protect your natural teeth. Veneers may be the right choice for you, but no-one would argue that making a true informed decision after considering all the options is the best thing you can do.

Veneers are a bit of a paradox. The most ideal candidates have healthy teeth and gums, and are looking to improve the appearance of their smile. Yet, obviously the more discoloured, out of position and broken down a set of teeth are- the greater the perceived need to have cosmetic treatment and the more dramatic the finished result will be.

These more significant case can sometimes require a combined approach, involving teeth whitening, veneers and crowns, maybe even implants and dental bridges. It depends what the dentist has to start with and what you want to achieve. Veneers tend to be a way to get a great result for more minor cosmetic problems, or in combination with other treatments for more major ones.

What problems can be corrected by veneers? The sorts of problems that may be corrected by veneers include: Irregular Teeth Asymmetry Chipped or Fractured Teeth Uneven Teeth Diastomers Failed Fillings Aging Worn Enamel Edge Small Teeth


Can I have Dental Veneers? There is a little bit of a misconception that porcelain veneers can be used for every situation to make your smile beautiful. Some problems just aren’t suitable for dental veneers or would be better treated by other means. They are also quite an involved process and can be costly, meaning you need to think carefully about your choices. In Advanced Dental Care Center, Chandigarh in addition to having the best costs of veneers in Chandigarh, we help you to orientate yourself about your treatment with the following information.





  • The right mouth (Good dental health)

A nice healthy mouth is essential if you are serious about having veneers. If you have untreated, active gum disease, gingivitis, or multiple areas of decay- these must be treated before veneers can even be considered.

Let’s take gingivitis as an example. If they stayed and you suddenly improved your hygiene or the gingivitis progressed to gum disease and your gums shrunk slightly, the margins of the veneers would no longer be in the right place. The look of your smile would be compromised and the veneers may need to be replaced, causing more destruction to the natural teeth underneath and another large bill.



  • The right attitude (realistic expectations)

The limitations of dental veneers need to be appreciated and their risks understood. Not only on their own, but in the context of all the other available cosmetic treatment options. You need to understand what is being done to your teeth, the procedure, how much do veneers cost in Chandigarh, what happens in 10 years time- all of these things. Porcelain veneers are a really great way of improving a smile. we have the best dentist for veneers and cosmetic dentistry in Chandigarh.

Do your homework, understand it and ask any questions. This is not a time for a rushed decision, believe me.

Here you can find out everything you need to know before and after or you can contact us from our contact forms that we have available for people who come from abroad for dental veneers



  • The right teeth (awareness of all the options)

Majorly crooked teeth or teeth that are severely out of position generally are not suitable for veneers and more extensive treatment is likely to be required. Possibly a combination of different cosmetic treatments.

At the other end of the scale, very minor problems could be corrected just with whitening, shaping and tooth bonding it all depends on your situation and your desired outcome. You will evaluate each case individually and decide on a treatment plan that suits you after going through all the possibilities.

So, should I have Veneers?

Assuming you are a suitable case for veneers: you have the right teeth, the mouth, and the right attitude, then only you can answer this question.


If the happiness and psychological benefit of having cosmetic treatment will make a big difference in your life and you have weighed up all the other options and decided veneers is the way to go… then you have done all your homework- Congratulations! Now all you need to do is select a suitable dentist to do them!


Please share your story with us to help others understand what you went through and how it has affected your life.


Porcelain veneers are a useful treatment in the toolkit of the cosmetic dentist to help improve the look of your smile. They also have their place in general restorative dentistry for repairing fractured or unaesthetic teeth. As with all treatments there are advantages and disadvantages you should be aware of when considering your option.


Advantages of Porcelain Veneers Disadvantages


Natural Looking Results Non Reversible Very Durable Material Long Lasting Solution Alteration Match Existing Teeth They Are Not The Best Treatment

Option For: Dramatic and Quick Results Total Repair of the Dental Veneers Correct Multiple Flaws The Dentin of the Tooth Conservative They are best on relatively healthy

teeth Combined with Other Cosmetic Treatments. Sensitivity Relatively Quick Resistance vs Crowns Little Recovery Time Destructive Stain Resistant It May Fall Off Strengthen Teeth and Restore Function No Additional Maintenance Customized For You

* Like any restoration… Veneers could fail and the natural tooth around the veneers can still decay. Your oral hygiene becomes even more important after you have them!




Other methods or alternative to porcelain veneers


Orthodontics If the alignment of your teeth is an issue then moving your teeth with orthodontics or braces is the best way to ensure you keep your own natural teeth for life. You won’t have to watch what you eat or how you care for your veneers because your teeth are exactly that… your teeth.

Porcelain veneers can correct slight misalignments in the positions of your teeth but they cannot correct bite problems or move teeth that are some way out of position. They are not a substitution for braces to correct overbites, under-bites or severely crowded or crooked teeth.

Orthodontics however can only change the position and not the colour or the shape of the teeth. This means that sometimes a combined approach is needed and either tooth bonding, whitening or veneers should be considered once the braces have been taken off.


Whitening Only natural teeth will whiten; that means no porcelain (crowns, veneers, implants, bridges) or white filling material will change colour with application of the bleach. If you already have some of these in visible areas of your mouth, you need to be aware that if you whiten your teeth, they may stand out more and require changing for cosmetic purposes.

Not all colour issues can be solved with whitening, but they can certainly be helped. Even severely ‘tetracycline’ stained teeth can be greatly improved with a bit of dedication over a number of months. That said, the even-ness of colour and brightness that you can get from porcelain generally isn’t achieved. Whitening will not change the shape or position of teeth. As such, it is very good when combined with orthodontic treatment as part of a restorative plan and can help reduce the number of teeth requiring treatment or the amount of tooth that needs to be drilled away to get the desired colour.


Crowns Dental Crowns require drilling away considerably more tooth than veneers since space must be made for the crown to sit completely over the top of the tooth and not just to attach it to the front like veneers. Cosmetic crowns are thus much more damaging where healthy untouched teeth are concerned. In these circumstances, they should be avoided most of the time in favour of cosmetic bonding, orthodontics, whitening or veneers.

If teeth are quite heavily filled and restored this is a different story. Here, veneers are much less suitable and crowns become a good way of actually strengthening the teeth whilst improving the appearance. Crowns are also more reliable when you have a bite that is particularly heavy, awkward (eg. if you bite edge to edge), or where you have a grinding habit. The extra stresses in these circumstance are more likely to cause problems and failures with your veneers.

Sometimes a combination of crowns and veneers can be a good solution and since the technicians in the lab can use the same mix of porcelain, they can be made to match perfectly so you would never tell be able to tell the difference.



Types of Veneers in Chandigarh




  • Composite resin

Composite veneers are made directly (inside the mouth) at the time of your appointment with the dentist. Consequently, only the one visit is generally necessary. It can be quite a long appointment though depending on how many you are getting done. Composite resin veneers or teeth bondings are a cheaper, quicker, less destructive way to restore and correct more minor cosmetic problems.




The Dentist

Their experience and expertise in placing veneers. All dentists do veneers but some favour certain types of veneer. The more of a particular type you tend to do- the better you become at them.


The assessment of your expectations, mouth and teeth in selecting the most appropriate veneer for you.


The quality of veneer preparation.


* The accuracy of the impression: This is the only thing the technician has to build the veneers on, so its accuracy is vital.


*The quality of the cementation or bonding procedure: This is crucial for the strength of the veneer and any contamination with saliva or blood will weaken the veneers.



The Technician/ceramicist (lab)*

Their experience and expertise- specifically in working with the type of veneer you have requested.


The quality of communication with the dentist to get the shade right and incorporate any special considerations.


The quality of the veneer construction itself. This includes the margins against the tooth and contact points with other veneers or natural teeth.


The ability to match the shade to your existing teeth or create the natural colour requested by you and the dentist. This is where art meets science!

How Long Do Veneers in Chandigarh Last?

There are no definite answers to this questions- there are many variables that will influence not only how good your veneers look, but how long they will last and how long they will stay looking good. We discuss all of these in our veneer success factors article so I highly suggest you have a read! A composite veneer or tooth bonding would probably look good for 5-7 years. It will look best when it is first done and will weather a little over time depending on your lifestyle and habits.


During this time it may need touching up or re-polishing more frequently since composite is more prone to picking up stain than its porcelain counterpart. However, if you do have a problem (maybe a chip), it is generally easier to repair and less damaging to your natural tooth. Porcelain Veneers on the other hand tend to last longer and keep their looks a little better. Problems can occur with veneers but upwards of 10 years service, sometimes considerably longer would be the aim.


The Procedure

Whether the veneer is composite or porcelain.


The type of composite or porcelain used- different types of composite and porcelain systems are available. These are down to the preference of the dentist- some are more aesthetic and have more colour/shade choices than others.


The preparation- selecting the right way to prepare the incisal edge (tip) of your tooth for the veneer is important. The dentist has a couple of different ways to do this depending on the strength of the tooth and aesthetics required; they can finish the veneer at the edge or reduce the height of the tooth to give the ceramist or themselves room to create a more natural looking result.


The type of bond/cement used to attach the veneer*.



The Tooth/teeth

The amount of enamel available for good predictable bonding of the veneer.


The colour of the teeth to be veneered will dictate how much tooth needs to be removed in order to place a sufficient thickness of porcelain or composite to mask it out

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The position of the tooth or teeth- if it is out of position, it may require some more preparation, unless the tooth is too far back, in which case preparation can be kept to a minimal and the thickness of the veneer simply increased.


Existing fillings- the more filling you have in a tooth the less strength the veneer will have. Sometimes bonding can be improved by filling at the time of cementing the veneer, or if it has a fractured edge, incorporating the filling part into the actual veneer.

Teeth with Root canal treatment or a post – these are generally best restored with a crown. That doesn’t mean that other teeth cannot have veneers.


The bite (how your teeth come together) – how do they move across each other.


Planning for Dental Veneers in Chandigarh

Before embarking on veneers, the crucial first stage is the consultation and examination


This is where you need to sit down with your dentist and discuss what you are trying to achieve. It is crucial that the dentist understands your expectations… What do you want? What result are you trying to achieve? What is it exactly that you don’t like about the shape, size, colour or position of your teeth? What is your budget?. Once they have examined you (X-rays may be needed as part of this) they can talk you through the various treatment options that are suitable for your teeth.


Veneer preparation is irreversible so once you have veneers, you are always going to need them and as such, and the decision should be given some proper thought.


Ask the dentist to explain the advantages and disadvantages of porcelain veneers compared to the alternatives, such as enamel shaping, tooth bonding, porcelain crowns, teeth whitening, orthodontic treatment etc. for your set of teeth so you understand and appreciate the limitations, benefits and the different choices. This is what we call ‘Informed Consent’.















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