What options are available to you?
Have you ever thought about cosmetic dentistry in order to improve the appearance of your teeth? You may be interested in learning more about veneers.
Dental veneers are one of the most popular procedures for restorative care because they are affordable and safe, and the process is relatively simple with very few side effects.
How veneers work
Both resin composite and porcelain veneers are extremely thin layers of material designed to cover the outside of a tooth. Some composite types are applied directly to the tooth by the dentist, but most are fabricated in a dental laboratory from impressions taken by the dentist. The difference.
A small amount of the tooth’s surface is removed before any impressions are taken. Resin composites are thinner, and require less surface removal than porcelain veneers. The small, tooth-like shells are finally bonded to the tooth using resin cement. Veneers may be applied to a single tooth or to several teeth.
What to expect
In most cases, patients having veneers will visit their dentist at least 3 times. The process starts with a preliminary planning visit. After an exam and x-rays, the dentist will discuss the best treatment options to achieve the results you want. Veneer treatment guide.
During the next visit, the dentist will prepare for the veneers by removing about half a millimetre of enamel from the appropriate teeth. He or she will also make at least one impression to send to the lab. About 2 weeks later, you’ll visit the dentist again to have the veneers fitted and chemically bonded to your teeth.
Beforehand, your dentist may also offer you a trial smile to allow you to see what your appearance will be like from various angles, as well as getting used to your movements. This is done by your dentist who will sculpt a resin to resemble the finished veneer work. Your trial smile will be temporarily bonded to your teeth.
After-care, side effects and risks
Most patients do not have any complications after this procedure. Aside from a follow-up visit to be sure the veneers fit correctly, you’ll just need to practice good oral hygiene and visit the dentist for regular check-ups. Veneers are strong, but not as strong as real teeth.
They are also more susceptible to stains, so you may have to avoid certain foods and beverages. It’s also important to remember that veneers may need replacement or repair over time.