It Is Suitable For
· Those in Chiang Mai, Thailand for 2 weeks or more.
· Those with gapped teeth.
· Those with stained teeth.
· Those with chipped or fractured teeth.
· Those who wish to improve their teeth appearance and their smile.
What are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells composed of tooth-colored materials that are custom-made and bonded to the surface of the tooth to enhance its appearance. With porcelain veneers, you can get perfectly aligned teeth that are pearly white or match your natural color. It’s a common method for smile makeover procedure. They are an ideal choice to conceal discoloration and give you beautiful white teeth almost permanently.
Types of Veneers
1. Porcelain / Ceramic / Zirconia
· Made in a lab
· More resistant to stain compared to other materials
· Requires multiple visits to the dentist to get it done
2. Composite bonding
· Made of resin that is shaped and bonded to a tooth
· Only needs 1 appointment to remove a small amount of tooth structure and bond filling material
· Does not resist staining as well as porcelain veneers
The type that is best for you can be decided by the dentist. Porcelain veneers are a preferred choice to fix teeth that are spaced, broken or stained. Usually, if the needed changes are minor and your teeth can still function properly, then composite bonding is a good option.
At our Affiliated, only porcelain veneers are offered.
How It Works
Dental veneers are ultrathin covering to be placed and bonded with your original damaged tooth. It is undetectable and very resistant to food stains such as coffee, tea, and even cigarette stains. The type of veneer used at our affiliated clinic is porcelain in which the color and appearance would be like just your natural teeth, and the bonding will be done with the most advanced and proven materials available. With proper care, veneers can be well-maintained over a decade with the same bright and shine effect.
Dental Veneers Procedure
1. Consultation and examination on teeth condition
2. Treatment planning will be done
· Discussion of corrective limitations and make plans for your new smile together
3. Veneers will be prepared
· Grinding off teeth layer lightly for about 0.3 to 0.5 mm to allow space for veneer; this procedure will be done under local anesthesia
· A mold is taken from teeth and sent to a dental lab
· A temporary veneer will be placed at this time
4. Veneer bonding session
· The permanent veneer would take 1 to 2 weeks; the color of the veneer can be adjusted by the shade of the cement used for gluing
· Placing of veneer onto the teeth will be performed by bonding using special cement and irradiate with the visible light beam to harden the cement
5. Recheck for Final Adjustment
· The follow up is 1 to 2 weeks after the treatment which includes checking of color, occlusion, bite, and gum to ensure that everything is working well for you
Advantages and Limitations of Dental Veneers
· Looks natural
· Restores smile and increases confidence
· Gum tissues respond well to dental veneers
· Risk of chipping or cracking the veneers, especially for those who grind or clench their teeth
Dental Veneers Post Care
· Brush the teeth at least 2 times a day
· Non-abrasive toothpaste is recommended
· Flossing should be done daily
· Avoid eating hard foods like almonds and cracking shells with teeth on a frequent basis
· Wear a bite guard at night if you are prone to grind the teeth while sleeping
· Visit the dentist regularly for a check-up
Q1: How long do veneers last?
A1: They can last for 5 to 10 years. With good care, they can last long. But if any sign of irritation occurs, please see the dentist immediately.
Q2: Can veneers decay?
A2: Yes, just like normal teeth, if you do not maintain good oral health, veneers may be susceptible to decay.
Q3: Will the procedure be painful?
A3: It may feel uncomfortable when taking the impressions, but usually patients are numb for the veneering process. Pain after the procedure can be alleviated with over the counter medications.
Q4: Can I eat immediately after the procedure?
A4: Yes, but please eat soft foods for the first few days. After several weeks and you have adapted to the new bite position, you can eat harder foods, although it is recommended to avoid chewing ice, hard biscuits, nuts etc.
Q5: Can I choose veneers that are whiter than the natural color of my teeth?
A5: You can, but it is recommended that you go for teeth whitening procedure for better aesthetics of the natural teeth.
Q6: Will the color of the veneers match my original teeth color?
A6: Since veneers are not a perfect replacement for natural teeth, you may notice a slight color difference upon close inspection. But this also occurs with natural teeth, thus veneers will look natural and are a good enhancement for your smile.
[Clinic Name] Kitcha Dental Clinic
[Location] Chiang Mai, Thailand
[Nearest Stations / Attractions] Located right in the center of Chiang Mai - Chang Lor Road, across Chiang Mai Gate Market. A 10 mins driving distance from Chiang Mai International Airport.
[Clinic Opening Time] Monday - Sunday (9:00AM-8:00PM)