Veneers are kind of thin shells of porcelain or a composite resin material; they are custom made to be bonded to the front of teeth. Its main purpose is to improve the appearance of the teeth, by changing a tooth's color, size or shape creating a natural and attractive look.
Why we need Veneers?
Veneer can be a great alternative for improving teeth appearance in many situations such as following:
- Teeth that are stained, discolored
- Teeth that are chipped, broken or worn down
- Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped
- Teeth with small gaps
How Veneers can be placed?
The process of placing veneers usually needs one for a consultation and two to make and apply the veneers. First, the dentist will clean the tooth and remove small amount of the enamel of the tooth; ensuring that the veneer can be bonded and placed later. After that, the dental team will determine the suitable shade for the veneers, take an ‘impression's (mould) which will be then given to the dental technician to make porcelain veneer. Finally, after receiving porcelain veneer, a veneer is bonded in place for exact fit and contour with a special adhesive.
How long will a Veneer last?
With well care, veneers can last several years, between 5 and 10 years. If it chips or breaks minimally, it can be repaired. However, some cases cannot be fixed and new veneers are necessary.
Do Dental Veneers Require Special Care?
Veneers allow you to care of your teeth as usual, follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash as you normally would.
When possible, also avoid stain-causing foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, or red wine. For those who grind or clench their teeth, to wear a custom oral appliance at night to protect their veneers from damage is required since clenching and grinding can wear down the porcelain veneers.
Nowadays veneers are regard as cosmetic dentistry, becoming a preferred choice as a lot less tooth structure needs to be removed. With little pain or discomfort involved, veneers can restore the natural appearance of your tooth, and as a result of the strength of the adhesive, they are durable and dependable and also stain-resistant.