Veneers are ceramic restorations that are used for several purposes in dentistry. They mimic the contour of natural teeth but are wafer-thin. They are fixed to the front surface of teeth and restore teeth that are severely discolored, misshapen, chipped, excessively spaced, misaligned, and worn out. Veneers not only bring about an improved appearance and smile, but also restore the tooth to its ideal function.
What are the advantages of veneers?
- Veneers are exceptionally thin. They do not add volume to the existing tooth structure.
- Though they are very thin, they are extremely durable.
- Veneers can be used for several cosmetic as well as restorative purposes.
- The treatment time taken for the entire procedure is minimal.
- A very little amount of enamel needs to be removed before bonding a veneer to the tooth, thereby saving a majority of your natural tooth.
- Veneers are fabricated from dental-grade ceramic that is resistant to staining.
- It is not easy to spot a veneer even if someone takes a closer look at your teeth.
How are veneers placed?
During the first visit, the dentist will use a handpiece to prepare the surface of the tooth for a veneer. A highly precise impression will be taken and and used to design and fabricate your veneer at the dental laboratory. A temporary veneer will be made and placed on your tooth.
During the second visit, the dentist will remove the temporary veneer and use a specialized dental material to adhere the veneer to your tooth. The dentist will give you instructions on how to take care of the veneer so that it can last a long time!
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