Tooth Veneers are thin, individually made shells of teeth which are bonded to the front of your teeth to instantly beautify your smile.
Tooth Veneers can be made from:
1) Resin Composite Veneers
This type of veneers is thinner thus requiring less amount of tooth removal but discoloration may occur over the course of time.
2) Ceramic Veneers
This type of veneers is more natural in appearance and last longer than resin composite veneers
Veneers are used in:
- Chipped Teeth
- Teeth with gaps between them
- Teeth that are doctored
- Teeth that are not in proper alignment
Advantages of veneers are:
- Requires less tooth preparation
- Can correct smile fast when compared to braces correction
- They have a natural appearance
- They cannot be repaired
- It is not reversible
- As only the front surface of the tooth is covered the tooth is still vulnerable to decay
- You cannot do bleaching on teeth that have veneers
When you decide to get veneers the first step is in explaining to us why you are not satisfied with your smile. The next step involves trimming the front of your teeth so that when the veneer is placed it does not protrude out. In some teeth it is normal to feel a certain degree of sensitivity. If you do not feel comfortable with the sensitivity during the trimming, we can anesthetize the tooth. After the trimming is over, impressions are made of the lower and upper dental arches and sent to the lab. It may take up to seven working days for the lab to fabricate the veneers. You may be asked to come in after a week and the veneers will be placed in your mouth to check if the shade of the tooth and the fit is correct. Adjustments may be done and then the veneers are ready for bonding onto the tooth. Prior to bonding, the teeth are cleaned, polished and etched. The veneers are cemented on the teeth and a curing light is applied to harden the cement.