Veneers refer to fragile pieces of durable porcelain that are custom made by a professional dental lab. They are usually bonded to the front teeth to give a bold and appealing smile.
Veneers are capable of renewing your teeth and smile. They serve as an alternative to crown and serve as a great option in the treatment of many dental conditions.
Just like most dental restoration, veneers may need to be replaced. They are highly durable and can last many years, resulting in a more confident and beautiful smile.
Reasons for porcelain veneers:
- To cosmetically create a white, uniform and beautiful smile
- Misshapen teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Stained or severely discolored teeth
- Very small or large teeth
- Uneven or unwanted
- Chipped or worn teeth
What does getting porcelain veneers involve?
Veneers can be completed in two visits, and there may not be the need for any anesthesia during the procedure. The teeth are first prepared by lightly shaping and buffing the surface to give room for the thickening of the veneer. An impression of the teeth is then taken, and you will have to work with the dentist to select a color.
On the second appointment, the teeth will be cleaned using a special liquid to establish a durable bond. Bonding cement will now be placed between the tooth and veneer, and the bond is set and hardened using a special light beam.
You will get care instructions once you complete your treatment. Regular flossing, brushing and visiting the dentist regularly will help prolong the life of your new veneers.