Modern cosmetic dentistry includes the revolutionary invention of veneers. Veneers are thin-cased covering made up of ceramic, porcelain or composite resins that are applied to an existed damaged or discoloured tooth to improve its appearance and protect it from further damage.
Veneers are highly flexible and can help improve the appearance of your smile by degrees. They are multi-purpose and can be used to enhance the shape of your front teeth, correct discoloured teeth that are resistant to teeth whitening and improve the positioning of malformed teeth.
Here are some reasons when we’d recommend getting veneers:
Veneers can help boost your confidence and help improve the health of your teeth. By having dental veneers, you don’t have to worry about tooth discolouration and can show off a new smile to everyone that you meet! If taken care of properly, dental veneers can also last up to 10 years or more! Want to learn more about veneers? Click here or feel free to contact us to understand more about dental care in Singapore.
Right now, there are typically four types of dental veneers available: ceramic veneers, porcelain veneers, resin veneers and composite veneers. However, the cost of each type of veneer can vary, and the material used must be carefully considered as it is dependent on the condition of your teeth. Our dentists at Vivid Dental will help you decide on which veneers are the best for the patient so that you can achieve the appearance that you want with natural-looking teeth.
Similar to other cosmetic dentistry treatment options, dental inlays and onlays are also excellent choices to restore the look of damaged or decayed teeth with the advantage of being more durable and sturdy than other treatment options such as dental implants and crowning.
Inlays are generally smaller and cover only the grooves between the cusps of your teeth. They are recommended when the damage is minimal.
Onlays are larger and cover not only the grooves but also the adjacent tooth surfaces. Onlays are used when the amount of tooth decay is large and requires greater restoration.
Dental inlays and onlays are also less likely to get discoloured over the years, therefore being a cost-effective treatment option for people considering to undergo the dental veneer procedure.
After a careful assessment of your teeth, our dentists at Vivid Dental Surgeons will help you decide which treatment option will suit you best. The decision depends largely on the exact degree and area of damage to your teeth. The materials will also be carefully decided by considering lifestyle habits, the colour of your teeth, the enamel of your teeth, and checking for other oral health issues you may have such as gum disease before customizing a special treatment plan – this is something that we apply for all our patients.
For both inlays and onlays, the ideal candidate is one with extensive damage to the structure of the tooth that is irreparable through simple filling or crowning. Rest assured that you can still achieve the goals that you want, our team of dentists will make sure we’ll solve all your problems and your teeth come out looking the best they can be and you’ll be proud to show off your new smile right after!
Gold inlays and onlays are well tolerated by gum tissues and wear and tear and do not cause many issues in the long run. It may last more than 20 years. However, it is also the most expensive choice and may require multiple visits to maintain.
Porcelain inlays and onlays are white coloured and can provide better aesthetic effects. They can be matched to the colour of the tooth and is highly resistant to staining. Porcelain inlays and onlays generally cover most of the tooth. However, the cost can be similar to gold inlay and onlays.
Zirconia inlays and onlays are one of the best options as they can last very long because of good durability and strength. However, because of their opaque appearance, they may look less natural compared to porcelain inlays and onlays.
At Vivid Dental Surgeons, we apply a friendly and gentle approach to all our patients to make it a pleasant experience. We help you make the treatment process less scary by applying minimal invasive treatment and educate you in better maintenance of dental care. Depending on each patient’s condition, sometimes custom-designed dental inlays and onlays may be required. In any case, we make informed decisions to apply any minor adjustments wherever needed and help restore confidence in your smiles once more.
We want to make sure all our patients who come in for dental veneers are also informed about every step of the procedures that they will be going through – we even show and explain the process by showing pictures of dental inlay and onlay procedures to make it easier to understand. Trust our skills to turn your life around and take care of your teeth by booking an appointment with us for dental veneer treatment now.