Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.
Unsightly, crooked or misshapen teeth can be enhanced by using techniques involving aesthetic dentistry. Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped composite or porcelain that are custom made (for shape and colour) and bonded directly onto a tooth often without the use of drilling or an injection, to instantly improve the appearance of a tooth and to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
Longer lasting techniques may involve placing porcelain veneers, which does involve minor drilling and injections. However, porcelain veneers are very strong, stain resistant and can last several decades.
Either way, you don’t have to hide yourself away ever again when the camera comes out – you too can smile with confidence with your newly enhanced pearly whites!
Veneers can be the solution to a variety of dental problems. Some of these include:
Veneers can be applied to one or more teeth to match in with existing teeth or all visible teeth can be veneered to change the overall colour of your teeth. Ask your dentist about trial demonstrations which can be arranged prior to any treatment.
Other benefits of veneers include:
There are 2 types of Veneers.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain which are made to fit and colour match with your teeth. Veneers are strong and are bonded on to the front of your teeth. Veneers recreate the natural look of teeth.
Generally, 3 dental appointments are required to get dental veneers. These appointments are spread over a 2 weeks period.
Veneers generally last between 7 and 15 years. After this time, the veneers would need to be replaced. The longevity of your dental veneers will depend on your oral health hygiene habits in the past and in the future.
Composite Veneers are a tooth-coloured resin material that is used to form the dental veneers. It can be applied to teeth which are stained, chipped, or have old white filling.
Composite Veneers can be bonded in a single dental visit. Composite Veneers are not as durable as Porcelain Veneers or Porcelain Crowns. However, Composite Veneers are a comparatively less expensive option.
No Special care is required for dental veneers. However, good oral hygiene habits are recommended including brushing, flossing and rinsing.
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