Dental Veneers with Dr Kevin Ong

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Dr Kevin Ong

May 12th, 2020· 5 min read

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Dental veneers change the colour, shape, and position of your teeth. Though the results of dental veneers can be very aesthetically pleasing, there are steps that you have to take to maintain them. These steps include brushing and flossing regularly and having regular scaling and polishing. Some common conditions that veneers can correct are,

  • Open bites,
  • Underbites,
  • Dracula teeth,
  • Crooked teeth.

While there is usually some shaving done before the veneers are placed, it is usually painless and requires no anaesthetic.

There are 4 main types of veneers:

  • Feldspathic Porcelain,
  • Pressed Porcelain,
  • Milled Porcelain,
  • Zirconium Oxide.

Indirect veneers (Porcelain) are usually preferred as it is long-lasting, extremely strong, stain-resistant and the thickness can be controlled as opposed to direct (Composite) veneers that have a shorter lifespan, is bulkier, and stains easily. Most importantly, considering the time these veneers are put on for around 15 to 20 years, they do not stain easily. In fact, they are stronger than your natural teeth, however, you should avoid eating hard food like bones and crab claws.

The consultation usually starts off by taking impressions of your teeth. Once the design is approved, they will take the final impressions and fit it on your teeth temporarily before fitting the final veneers.

This is why Smiledesign was created – a brand by Dr Kevin Ong. Smiledesign was developed to bridge the perception gap the patient has. With Smiledesign, you are able to wear a mock-up smile and wear it for a few days. This product is customizable, and you can change the colour and shape. Lastly, if you are satisfied with it, they will achieve the desired Final Smile.

I hope that you've found this guide useful, and perhaps gained more insight into the application process. Most of the admissions-related information (admin and logistics wise) can be found on the official NUS Faculty of Dentistry website.

To help yourself out, you should take note of what people look for when they look for a dentist.

This article was written by Dr Kevin Ong and published on Wednesday, 25 January 2017. Human medically reviewed the article on Wednesday, 25 January 2017. The last update was made on Friday, 18 September 2020.

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