If you’re considering traveling to Costa Rica to get porcelain veneers, it is important that you understand the procedure, materials used and care. This way you will be making sure they last longer.
Let’s start by defining, what are veneers?
Dental veneers are a thin layer of porcelain that adheres to your tooth to help you cover imperfections in the color, positioning in the mouth or even shape. They are an option to help you improve your smile and gain confidence in yourself. Veneers are placed in the front part of your tooth, and they are custom-made so they look natural.
When it comes to materials used, there are different options, and depending on your needs your dentist will suggest the right one. However, porcelain veneers are the most common ones.
When are veneers used?
Veneers’ main goal is to improve your smile by correcting a variety of dental problems:
- Uneven spaces between teeth.
- A large gap between the upper front teeth.
- Teeth that are crooked or misshapen.
- Teeth that are worn or chipped.
- Teeth with deep stains that can’t be corrected with bleaching.
What are the benefits of getting porcelain veneers?
The reason behind veneers being the favorite alternative for many dentists is that they offer many benefits that stand out from the other options:
- They look completely natural.
- They don’t get easily stained.
- They are very strong, so with the right care a porcelain veneer can last up to 20 years without being replaced.
- Veneers require less tooth enamel to be removed in comparison to caps and crowns.
The general procedure is very simple, but requires some steps:
- To prepare your teeth for veneers, your dentist will remove a small portion of enamel form both sides and front of teeth. The idea is to make enough room for veneers so they get a natural look.
- Then, your dentist will get an impression of your teeth in a mold to make sure the veneer is created to perfectly fit them. Also, during this step the dentist will decide the right color for your veneers, so it matches the rest of your teeth for a natural smile.
- This impression is later sent to the dental lab where the veneers will be created. Depending on your condition, your dentist might give you temporary veneers while you wait for the final ones.
- Once it is ready, you will be called back to get the veneers bonded to your teeth. During this appointment your dentist will make any necessary adjustments so the veneers fits perfectly.
Dr. Anglada offers also the Smile Design, to show you how your smile can look, before the treatment has even started.
His veneers are warrantied for life, and he has his own very modern dental lab.
All his veneers are made using the CAD/CAM system.
Now is time to find the best professional. Contact us now to start planning for your new veneers, a brand new smile and time in the beautiful Costa Rica.