Veneers are a cosmetic procedure to achieve maximum aesthetics. In this procedure, a thin tooth coloured porcelain or composite material is used. It’s placed and bonded onto the front of the tooth (or teeth) for a great result.
Veneers are strongly recommended for any patients with any of the following:
– Gaps between their teeth
– Discoloured or stained teeth
– Chipped or broken teeth
– Crowned teen
– Oddly shaped, crooked, or misaligned teeth
Porcelain veneers are tooth-coloured, thin shells which are attached to an existing tooth on the front surface.
They make a good option for treating any discoloured, stained or chipped teeth. They are also a possible solution to fill in gaps between teeth too.
The Porcelain Veneers Process
The steps involved in getting porcelain veneers include:
– Having your dentist remove a thin layer directly from the original tooth
– Having an impression taken of your tooth.
– Next, the veneers will be made by a highly-skilled technician.
– After the veneers are ready, the dentist will then confirm that you are happy with the fit and the colour.
– Finally, they will be permanently bonded to the original tooth. This is done by using cement.
It’s often required that you will need to make several visits to your dental office in order to complete the treatment.
Composite veneers are also known as direct laminate, and they offer more control. The dentist is able to design them while you are sitting in the dental chair, as well as ask for your feedback and make any modifications required. You are involved in every step of the process and can be sure you will be satisfied with the finished product.
The Composite Veneers Process
The steps involved in getting composite veneers include:
– The tooth surface being prepared before successfully applying an adhesive coating to it.
– A resin which matches your tooth colour will next be bonded to your tooth. This is done layer by layer.
– Next, a curing light will harden each layer, and the veneer is reshaped.
– Lastly, it is polished into the shape of a natural tooth.
While composite veneers may be less invasive than porcelain, they are not as strong, and may not be the best option to suit everyone.
It’s recommended to speak with your dentist to find the right veneer for you.