Improve the quality and appearance of your smile with thin, wafer-like restorations in the form of dental veneers. Dental veneers are custom-designed restorations designed to hide dental anomalies on the visible surfaces of your teeth. The shell-like restoration is bonded to the surface of the teeth to change its color, shape, size, and length.
What are dental veneers made out of?
Dental veneers are typically made from porcelain or resin composite. They are better resistants of stains and mimic the light reflecting properties. Such a feature allows them to closely match the color of natural teeth.
What can veneers fix?
Dental restorations are capable of fixing the below dental issues:
- Teeth suffering from discoloration (from root canal therapy or fillings)
- Teeth damaged from injury (that has resulted in cracks and breakage)
- Misaligned, uneven, or badly shaped teeth
- Gapping between teeth
What is the procedure involved in getting dental veneers?
Veneers may be acquired in a series of three visits to the dentist's office. It involves diagnosis and treatment planning, tooth preparation, and bonding.
Diagnosis and treatment planning - During the first consultation, the dentist would examine the patient's teeth to know whether veneers are the right type of restoration that would help restore the patient's teeth. The dentist may take X-rays and impressions of the patient's mouth and teeth.
Preparation - The dentist prepares your teeth by removing a certain portion of the enamel. The amount of enamel removed would be equal to the thickness of the custom-made veneer that would be bonded to the surface. The dentist would then create models or impressions of the patient's tooth. These impressions would be sent out to dental labs where your custom-designed veneers are created.
Bonding - Before setting the veneer onto the surface of the tooth, the dentist would check for proper fit and color. The veneer would be repeatedly trimmed and adjusted to achieve the proper fit. The veneer would be cleaned, polished, and etched to promote better bonding process.
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