What are Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are designed to cover the front surface of a tooth. They are typically made of porcelain or composite resin material and are used to improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored, chipped, worn down, or misaligned. Veneers can also be used to close gaps between teeth or to make teeth appear longer.
The procedure for placing veneers typically involves several steps. First, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing a small amount of enamel from the surface. This is necessary to ensure that the veneer will fit properly and will not make the tooth appear unnaturally thick. Next, an impression of the tooth will be taken and sent to a dental lab where the veneer will be custom-made. In the meantime, the dentist may place a temporary veneer on the tooth to protect it.
Once the custom veneer has been made, the patient will return for a second appointment to have the veneer placed. The dentist will first clean, polish, and etch the surface of the tooth to ensure that the veneer will adhere properly. Then, the veneer will be applied to the tooth using a special dental cement and a curing light. The dentist will then check the bite and make any necessary adjustments before the veneer is permanently bonded to the tooth.
Veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry option because they are able to create a natural-looking, bright and straight teeth. The result of the treatment can be quite stunning and it can last for several years or even decades. However it’s also important to keep in mind that it can be a irreversible process, as the preparation of the tooth, which involves removing some of the natural tooth structure. The procedure also tends to be more expensive than other cosmetic options like teeth whitening or composite resin bonding.
If your teeth are cracked, chipped, or discoloured, then dental veneers may be the ideal option for you but they aren’t necessarily the right choice for everyone. The best way to find out whether veneers are the best option to achieve your cosmetic dentistry goals is to speak with us in person. Book your appointment today!
Veneers at Lakeview Dental
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