It is always a hard nut to crack to decide on whether or not to have a facelift. The main reason for this difficulty is the large number of options to choose from. It is indeed very difficult to satisfy oneself that which choice will fit right for one’s needs, conditions and lifestyle.

In this article, we are going to discuss three solutions and this discussion will facilitate you to understand each one of them and selecting the one that suits you the best. These dental solutions are the veneers, lumineers and dental implants. Dental veneers also referred to as porcelain veneers or porcelain laminates are merely a thin shell of material resembling to the natural tooth. They are placed over the deformed (stained, discolored etc.) teeth to give them a natural and improved facade. They help making teeth to look whiter. However, before going for a dental veneer for your teeth, you need to know the followings:

The first thing is to ensure that your teeth are not likely to get affected or respond to any teeth whitening system that you are going for. This is a very critical issue because human teeth are very sensitive to tetracycline, fluoride and some other drugs and their excessive use can lead to permanent discoloration.

Always follow your dentist’s recommendations. Take only those foods, drinks, and others that your dentist recommends you. These recommendations emphasize on not to use those foods and beverages that cause stains like tea, coffee and red wine. This is because, they stain the natural teeth; they even stain the porcelain veneers too. Daily oral hygiene practices such as regular brushing and teeth flossing should continue as usual because they have nothing to do with the veneers.

Lumineers are fairly thinner than the porcelain veneers and they are placed over the existing teeth without any modification. They give the teeth a brand new façade. Their installation is very simple because they need no changing in the structure of the existing teeth or any other preparation. They are preferred to ordinary veneers because they are completely trouble free and permanent solution for giving the teeth a new and whiter look. Another advantage of lumineers is that they can also straighten the deformed teeth.

A dental implant is a manmade titanium screw with a crown on its top that is fixed into the jawbone as a replacement of a missing tooth. Dental implant can be employed for one or more teeth. Although it is a good substitute of the natural tooth but it may require deforming the existing healthier natural teeth for proper implantation. A hole is made into the upper or lower jawbone and the screw is fixed into that hole. Later the screw is topped with a crown to give a natural look to the tooth. Dental implants patient haven’t been found reporting toothache, gum bleeding, gum swelling or other post-treatment problems. Dental implants are used when there is one or more teeth are missing. Although plastic braces are a simple alternate solution, but there are many problems with that like, they are difficult to clean and are troublesome while sleeping. Dental implants make you feel like having natural teeth in all respects. So, this is very important to take your dentist’s advice before going for any dental solution because he knows more than you and can take better care of your dental health and smile.

Lumineers Installation

Lumineers have several advantages over other dental solutions. They have the least complications and are tolerable and treatable. Conclusively, we can say that there may not be any better solution to have bright and whiter teeth other than lumineers. They are reliable, permanent and affordable as compared to other dental remedies.

The cosmetic dentist applies a special conditioner and adhering cement to the lumineers. The dentist cleans the teeth surface thoroughly. Then comes the need of a dental dam to be placed. This is done to prevent the bonding chemical to mix up with the inter-dental spaces. The dentist etches the teeth with a special gel. This is done to make the surface rough. The rough surface ensures that the teeth will stick well to the surface. In the last stage, the dentist places the lumineers on the teeth. The excessive cement, if any, can either be removed or shaped with the help of a special drill. Now you are ready to have bright and shinning teeth; above all, greater confidence.  Don’t forget to visit your dentist once every six months to ensure that there isn’t anything wrong with your lumineers. This is the most reliable procedure with absolutely no side-effects. This is one time expense that ranges from $700 to $1100 per tooth depending on the dentist. This sounds a bit expensive but this is far less then the cumulative cost that incurs on the gels, pastes, creams and dentist visits with other dental solutions. They can be removed at any stage if required.


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