All You Need to Know About Dental Veneers

All You Need to Know About Dental Veneers

January 16, 2019

Have you heard of the term dental veneers? Are you familiar with what this cosmetic dentistry restorative option? Do you know what exactly veneers are and when do you need them?

Here’s a Look at Some Information about Veneers:

What are dental veneers?

Veneers are thin shells which are custom-designed to cover the front of your teeth. Veneers are commonly made of either resin or porcelain material. Out of the two, the porcelain veneers are more common because of their resemblance with natural teeth. They don’t change the color or stain over the time. Composite veneers are more affordable and the procedure is finished in one visit as compared to the porcelain veneers that needs 2 visits.

When would you need them?

Veneers can be a great option for changing the shape, color, or appearance of the teeth giving you a more confident look. They are an option for you if you have broken, cracked, or chipped teeth, discolored teeth, or teeth with large gaps.

Dental veneers may not be suitable for everyone and should be done only after dentist’s recommendation. When the damage is beyond repair, the dentist may ask you to see an orthodontist.

How are they applied?

The application depends on the type of veneers that you choose.

  • Porcelain veneers

They are applied in 2 dental visits where during the first visit, a thin layer of the enamel is removed from natural teeth to make room for veneers. A mold of the teeth will be taken for creating custom veneers for you. Meanwhile, a temporary veneer may be given to you.

  • Resin veneers

A chemical will be applied to the teeth so that resin can adhere of the surface. After choosing the right color of the resin that matches with your teeth, it will be applied in layers. A bright light is put on teeth after each layer is applied followed by shaping and polishing the tooth.

How do you care for them?

You need to brush daily along with avoiding hard food items like nuts, candies so that they don’t lead to cracks in veneers.