The global cosmetic dentistry market size was valued at $23.02 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach $43.06 billion by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 8.0% during the forecast period (fortune business insights)
Dental veneers are thin, tooth – colored shells they are attached to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. They’re often made from porcelain or resin- composite materials and are permanently bonded to your teeth.
Veneers can be used to treat a number of different cosmetic concerns, including chipped, broken, disclolored smaller-than-average teeth.
Some people may only get one veneer in the case of a broken or chipped tooth, but many get between six to eight veneers in order to create an even, symmetrical smile.
The top front eight teeth are the most commonly applied veneers.
Dental veneers are most commonly made out of porcelain. Applying traditional dental veneers requires more intensive prep work compared to alternatives that are sometimes called “no-prep veneers.”These no-prep veneers — which include options like Lumineers and Vivaneeres — take less time and are less invasive to apply.
Applying traditional dental veneers typically involves grinding down the tooth structure, sometimes removing some of the tooth even past the enamel. This allows for proper placement, but it’s also an irreversible procedure that can be painful to go through and often requires a local anesthetic.
No-prep veneers, on the other hand, may require some tooth preparation or alteration, but these alterations are minimal. Instead of removing layers of tooth under the enamel, no-prep veneers only affffect the enamel. In many cases, no-prep veneers don’t require local anesthetics.
Veneers are not the same as tooth implants or crowns. Veneers cover the front surface of the tooth. Implants, on the other hand, replace the entire tooth.
Crowns also encase the entire tooth, while veneers only cover the front surface of the tooth (which is visible with a smile).
The global cosmetic dentistry market size was valued at $23.02 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach $43.06 billion by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 8.0% during the forecast period (fortune business insights).
From a modest beginning in India to Russia and now to UAE Dr. Kapil Khurana has come a long way. Having studied dentistry in Russia where he learnt the öner techniques of dentistry, he now is helping people improve their smiles in the UAE.With so much going on in the world of cosmetic dentistry Dentist Kapil Khurana shares his ideas about cosmetic dentistry and his expansion plans with Mediworld’s editor Ayesha Rashid.
You have traversed a long way can you throw some light on this illustrious journey, how difficult the journey was and what challenges you faced?
I finished BDS from Russia in 1997 and later onwent on to do MDS in 2001. For a long time I wor k ed a s a dentist therapist and prosthodontist. Since 2013 I am engaged only in cosmetic dentistry.
You ventured into the field of cosmetic dentistry decades back how have these sectors evolved over these years?
Cosmetic Dentistry sector across the world has evolved dramatically over last few years.
The patients want quality services which were till a few years back lacking, seeing this demand I ventured into this field and went international. Earlier the patients used to go in for braces and orthodontics but in today’s age cosmetic dentistry has given people a chance to improve their smile without using braces and Orthodontics.
Can you throw some light on the latest technology which is being used in the dentistry currently?
Regarding health and longevity of teeth earlier for doing more or less esthetic job the cutting of tooth should have been 1-1.5 mm from each side and the dentist was forced to go for RCT. Latest technologies allows us, to cut 0.3-0.5 mm or sometimes it’s possible to go for no-prep veneers which means that we can fix veneers without any cutting, which means that there’s no need for RCT and it’s very good for the health of tooth.
You are known for your community service initiatives can you please tell us more about few CSR projects which are close to your heart?
I believe in giving back to the society and I have been involved with a few CSR projects of late. I have been associated with many charity organizations and conduct free dental check-ups for the poor and the needy patients across the globe. I have a charity önd and it is named as The Charity Fund of Dentist Kapil Khurana Moscow.
What is your USP? Can you please tell us.
I am a member of American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry (ESCD). I have undertaken basic courses of physiology from Oxford. I perform miracle with a smile of patient without using braces within 3-4 sittings.