What Are Veneers?

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What Are Veneers?

Do you want to mask teeth discolouration or brighten teeth and improve smile? Veneers can give your teeth the perfection you want to achieve.

Veneers are ultra-thin shells of tooth-coloured ceramic materials designed to cover the front surface of your teeth to improve its appearance. It can provide your teeth with the resilience and strength compared to the natural tooth enamel.

In many situations, it can act as an alternative to crowns or braces. They are also a less intrusive option. These are used to close gaps and correct small misalignments.

You can choose veneers;

  • As a cosmetic solution to enhance the brightness of your teeth. 
  • Straighten the smile by correcting smile issues like discolouration, fractures, or chips.

Patients with gaps between their front teeth or teeth that are chipped or worn may consider using this application. Veneers can generally last for many years, and the technique has shown remarkable longevity when properly performed.

The process for placing veneers

Getting a dental veneer usually requires one to three trips to the dentist. This includes consultation, the make and application of veneers. Normally, it requires little or no anaesthesia. Whether you have one or many teeth it can simultaneously undergo the veneering process.

After the veneer treatment, you may go through a period of adjustment to get used to your new teeth that have changed in size and shape. What you should take care is to brush and floss daily. After one or two weeks, your dentist will ask you to return for a follow-up appointment to analyse the condition.

The materials used for Veneers

The most commonly used material for veneers is the conventional porcelain veneer and composite resin veneers.

Porcelain veneers are preferable for correcting issues of shape or colour and can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. Porcelain veneers are costly per tooth application when compared to Composite Veneer. Therefore, it’s important to know whether they need to be replaced.

Ask your dentist regarding the durability and the cost per application, accordingly, the best Veneer will be suggested for you.

Although Veneers are reasonable copies of natural teeth, they’re not perfect replacements. It’s not uncommon to see slight variations in the colour of veneers upon close inspection, as this occurs even in natural teeth. Nevertheless, this procedure can greatly enhance your smile and can heighten self-esteem.

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