January 20, 2018, 6:48 pm
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​Veneers for a fashionable smile

GIVE your best smile by showing off perfect teeth. But teeth aren’t perfect: they usually show signs of wear and tear like stains and discoloration, some have cracks or chips, some are misaligned, uneven or irregularly-shaped, and some teeth have gaps in between

Fashion Smile has the perfect solution for perfect teeth: dental veneers. A dental veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooth’s surface from damage.

Dental veneers are used to correct a variety of teeth problems like stains, cracks of chips. They’re thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored material. They are designed to cover the front of your teeth. The veneers are then bonded to the front of the teeth to change their color, size or appearance. They can be made from composite resin or porcelain.

“There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed in the mouth, or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental lab, and later bonded to the tooth,” explains Fashion Smile co-founder, Persian-Filipino dentist Dr. Shahideh Nikbin.

“In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated. Laminate veneer, on the other hand, is a thin layer that covers only the surface of the tooth and generally used for aesthetic purposes,” adds co-founder Dr. Farzaneh Shamsi.

Veneers help fix teeth that are discolored due to root canal treatment, stains from tetracycline or other prescription medications, excessive fluoride, and the presence of large resin fillings that discolor the tooth or other causes. Deep tooth discoloration may be difficult to alleviate with just bleaching. Veneers are more practical in the case of extreme dental discoloration.

Veneers also solve worn down teeth usually through grinding, a condition known as bruxism; chopped or broken teeth; misaligned, uneven or irregularly-shaped teeth; and teeth with gaps between them.

The results are immediate. You get white, perfect, more natural-looking teeth with veneers.

The Fashion Smile hands-on dentists recommend porcelain veneers, which are stain-resistant and translucent like your natural enamel so they mimic the tooth’s natural looks better than composite resin veneers. These veneers can seal out substances which cause stains.

Show off your fashionable smile through Fashion Smile Dental Spa, Unit 601 Heart Tower 108 Valero St., Salcedo Village, 1227 Makati City. – Robbie Pangilinan
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