Surgery: Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers can be a permanent solution to improve the appearance of front teeth if there are gaps, discolouration or chips. They are made in the dental laboratory from an impression of your teeth.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How soon can I have this treatment?
We can secure priority appointments for our clients subject to the dental specialist’s availability. However it is best to request an appointment well in advance.
What are veneers and what are they used for?
Veneers are used to improve the appearance of chipped, discoloured or misshapen front teeth. They can be made to improve the appearance of gaps between teeth or uneven teeth sizes.
Which teeth could I have veneers for?
Veneers can be applied to the front teeth to improve your smile. It’s only recommended to veneer the teeth you show when you smile.
What types of veneers are available?
There are two types of veneers, composite and porcelain. The later being the more expensive. Porcelain veneers have super hard surfaces, are stain resistant and retain their shine. They are harder and more durable than composite and in general will not wear over time. Composite veneers are made in-chair by the dentist using a composite material similar to that used for fillings.
What preparation is needed for porcelain veneers?
The dentist prepares the teeth with the hand-piece to allow space for the veneers to be cemented to the front of the teeth. An impression is taken and sent to the laboratory to make the veneers to exacting standards.
How long does it take to get porcelain veneers made?
Usually about 7 days is required after having teeth prepared and the impressions sent to the laboratory. The preparation process can take several days dependent upon the condition and number of your teeth to be veneered.
Is everyone a candidate for veneers?
Veneers aren’t suitable for all patients. Sometimes crowns are recommended due to the bite or occlusion. The dentist can advise you further when you send photos and complete the online form by clicking here
How are veneers fixed to the teeth?
They are then cemented to your teeth by the dentist.
What are the common issues with composite veneers?
Composite veneers frequently finish down to a knife edge in places around the edges and these very thin areas may curl and separate after about three to five years leaving tiny areas of brown stain here and there. Usually these defects can be repaired.
What are the common issues with composite veneers?
Porcelain veneers are more brittle than composite and are more likely to fracture after taking a sharp blow from a hard object such as a coffee mug or chewing down on something unexpectedly hard in food. However with the introduction of the new porcelains that are 12 times stronger than the older porcelains breakage is now fairly rare.
How long do I have to stay in Thailand?
If you have no underlying conditions such as gum disease or other problems, 10 days is usually long enough to have your teeth prepared and the veneers produced and fitted. If you have other dental health issues that will affect the teeth to be veneered, it will have to be addressed first and may take additional time.
Why can’t I leave sooner?
The veneers are produced in a laboratory and time is required to produce them.
Will I have a consultation with the dental specialist when I arrive?
Yes, the specialist will examine you and will discuss the best options for your smile makeover.
How much do veneers cost?
The cost of veneers can vary dependant upon the materials used. To get a free estimate for veneers please click here
Can I have dental treatment and plastic surgery?
Some plastic surgery and dental treatment can be arranged during the same trip but it is not recommended to have dental treatment after facial surgery including eyelids surgery or vision correction.
How can I get a dental opinion before travelling overseas?
To get a free dental opinion and estimate for veneers surgery please send your photos and complete the questionnaire by clicking here
Can I see before and after photos?
Due to privacy laws, before and after photos are not available online. The specialist may provide these to you once you have your case reviewed. To have a free review of your case please send your photos and complete the questionnaire by clicking here
Can I talk to a past patient?
Yes, many of our clients are very happy to talk to others that are planning dental treatment through Stunning Makeovers. Before we can put you in touch, please send your photos and complete the questionnaire by clicking here.
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