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Dr Fareed Amod - build confidence in your appearance

Dental veneers are a simple means to address a variety of physical and aesthetic problems to improve the appearance of your teeth. If you don’t like the look of your teeth or smile, Crown Dental Studio can assist.

Veneers are suitable for people who have crooked teeth, who don’t like the colour of their teeth, who have chipped front teeth, have one grey front tooth, or who have thicker porcelain veneers and want an upgrade. Dr Fareed Amod at Crown Dental Studio says, “They can make it possible for people to have perfect smiles, which is often important for building confidence in one’s appearance.”

Types of Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are cemented to the front surfaces of your natural teeth. The two most common materials used in dental veneers are porcelain and composite resin. Porcelain material, when it is firmly bonded to the tooth, is very strong and durable. Composite veneers can be fabricated by the dentist at a dental office for people who cannot afford the luxury of porcelain veneers.

Crown Dental Studio uses a computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing dentistry machine for in-house veneer fabrications. Much attention is required to the ensure that colour, depth and the shape of the veneer looks natural. Care is paid to the colour grading from a yellower base to a translucent edge to ensure that the teeth do not appear dense, opaque, and fake.

While patients can select how white they want their teeth to be, achieving a healthy balance between very white and natural looking veneers is important. Most cosmetic dentists would suggest choosing a colour that is not more than two shades lighter than the whiteness of your existing teeth.

In order for the veneer to fit naturally, a small amount of the tooth surface is removed to permit for the placement of the veneer. Consequently, this means that the process is irreversible. Therefore, you’ll need to carefully weigh the pros and cons of the procedure before you decide to get them. It should be noted that dental veneers are not the best solution for everyone who is unhappy with the way their smile looks.

However, people can get quick results if they want to correct a tooth problem in a short time frame. The decision-making process in having veneers fitted should evaluate if any teeth rehabilitation is required and how any procedure would impact on one’s self esteem.

Teeth issues can be fixed with alternatives such as orthodontics, dental bonding and teeth whitening. More severe decay or damage may need to be corrected through the use of dental crowns or bridges.

Some people experience an increase in tooth sensitivity after getting veneers. You may feel sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures for the first few days after your procedure, but it usually goes away.

Care of Veneers

Veneers cover the front of teeth; therefore tooth decay is not halted, and brushing and flossing is still required. Veneers are prone to chipping, especially if the person has bad habits like grinding teeth or biting hard things. In addition, due to staining most composite veneers will need to be replaced after approximately five years, porcelain veneers last longer.

Dr Amod’s final advice is, “Make sure that you know what you are doing if you elect to have veneers. Don’t use veneers because of social pressure. Once they are fitted, when you look in the mirror, you should see a decision of which you are proud.” Crown Dental Studio is one of the few truly 24-hour dental practises in Durban as this is not limited to emergency dentistry treatment.

Crown Dental Studio is one of the few truly 24-hour dental practises in Durban as this is not limited to emergency dentistry treatment.

Address: 26 Mackeurtan Avenue, Durban North.

T: +27 (0)81 207 8621


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