Published on September 16, 2021, Updated on October 13, 2021
MANY OF US ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE APPEARANCE OF OUR SMILE. Maybe our teeth aren’t as white as we’d like, or they’re unusually shaped, or they’ve been chipped or fractured. Veneers are a fantastic, long-lasting solution for correcting these issues and achieving the smiles of our dreams.
What Are Veneers and How Do They Work?
Veneers are thin porcelain or composite resin shells that overlay the natural teeth and are tooth-colored. They protect the teeth from harm and can survive for many years because they are as tough as tooth enamel. Veneers are custom-made to the patient’s teeth’s contours and bonded to the enamel in one or two in-office procedures.
The Veneer Installation Procedure
The steps for installing veneers are as follows:
Local anaesthesia may be administered if the patient’s teeth are especially sensitive, but it is rarely necessary. A thin layer of enamel is removed to make way for the veneer after the dentist cleans the teeth and decides the ideal colour.
A temporary veneer is placed after the dentist obtains an impression of the tooth.
The tooth is cleansed when the bespoke veneer is supplied, then the veneer is etched, rinsed, and dried before being glued onto the tooth.
A curing light aids in the hardening of the adhesive used to secure the veneer to the tooth. The veneer is polished and any extra material is removed by the dentist.
Is Veneer Treatment Right For You?
Veneers are an excellent technique to improve the appearance of one or more teeth, but they are not the greatest answer for every dental problem because they are costly and require some natural enamel to be scraped away to create room for them. Patients with chipped, damaged, discoloured, or worn teeth are the ideal candidates for veneers. Orthodontic and whitening procedures are frequently preferred over veneers for people with alignment difficulties or less severe discolouration.
Veneers: How to Look After Them
It’s critical to look after your veneers once you get them so that they last as long as possible before they need to be replaced. This primarily consists of the same healthy brushing and flossing habits you use on your natural teeth, and you can reduce the risk of the veneers staining by avoiding staining foods and beverages like coffee and red wine.
Bring Us Your Veneer-Related Questions!
We’re sure you have a lot of questions about veneers if you’re thinking about getting them. To schedule an appointment, simply give us a call or come by. We can tell you everything you need to know and devise a strategy to help you get the smile of your dreams!
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