Dental veneers are shell-like dental appliances that are used to hide broken, chipped, or misaligned teeth. Veneers can also tackle the problem of discolored teeth. The shells can be made of composite materials such as resin or even porcelain. Dental veneers are customized to fit the shape of the individual tooth.
Veneers are essentially porcelain or plastic shells that are permanently bonded to the front of your existing teeth to enhance their color or shape and even close gaps between teeth. Veneers are just as strong as your real teeth and will feel just as if they were your own.
What Are Veneers Made From?
Veneers are generally made from either resin, plastic, or porcelain. Porcelain veneers are most commonly used as they are stronger, more durable, and more natural-looking. They are designed to perfectly suit the patient’s smile and cemented to the teeth with the help of adhesives. The best part is it is a pain-free procedure.
What Is the Procedure for Getting Veneers?
Getting veneers takes two appointments, one for preparing the teeth and one for fitting the custom-made veneers once they are ready.
The first step is a thorough examination of the teeth by the dentist to determine the issues to be fixed and how much of the enamel needs to be removed for placing the veneers. Administering anesthesia is optional depending on how the patient can tolerate the procedure.
The dentist will take impressions of the teeth and send them to the lab for the fabrication of the veneers. Until the permanent veneers are ready, temporary veneers will be placed onto the teeth.
Once the permanent veneers are ready, the temporary veneers will be removed. The teeth will be rinsed and cleaned before applying adhesives to secure the permanent veneers in place.
The veneers will then be cemented in place and any excess material will be removed.
What Are the Benefits of Veneers?
Veneers can help you gain the smile you always dreamt of. As veneers are known for their stain-resistant properties, they are proven to be a great long-term solution for discolored teeth. Veneers can also help cover broken, chipped, and misaligned teeth, giving you a picture-perfect smile.
How Can I Care for My Veneers?
After getting veneers, it is important to properly care for them. We recommend you follow the instructions below to ensure that your sparkling smile is maintained:
- We advise patients to use non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste as it is more gentle on the teeth and the veneers.
- You can keep your veneers shiny if you avoid drinking too much tea and coffee.
- Daily brushing and flossing are vital to ensure that your teeth stay healthy and clean.
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