Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are thin shells of tooth-colored materials, made to cover the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance.
Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and appear more like natural teeth. You will need to discuss the best choice of veneer material for you with your dentist.
Uses/indications for veneers-
Veneers are routinely used to fix the teeth that are-
Procedure for getting a Dental Veneer:
Getting a dental veneer usually requires three trips to the dentist –
Consult-Diagnosis and treatment planning: During this appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth to make sure dental veneers are appropriate for you and discuss what the procedure will involve and some of its limitations. He or she also may take X-rays and possibly make impressions of your mouth and teeth.
To prepare a tooth for a veneer, your dentist will remove about 1/2 millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, which is an amount nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added to the tooth surface. It usually takes 1-2 weeks for your dentist to receive the veneers back from the laboratory. Temporary dental veneers would be placed on the prepared surfaces for these 1-2 weeks while you are waiting for the permanent veneers.
A special cement is applied to the veneer and the permanent veneer is then placed on your tooth. Your dentist may ask you to return for a follow-up visit in a couple of weeks to check how your gums are responding to the presence of your veneer and to once again examine the veneer’s placement.
How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?
Veneers generally last between 5 and 10 years. After this time, the veneers would need to be replaced.
Dental veneers do not require any special care. Continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing and flossing as you normally would. And dentist visit every 6 months.
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How Much Do Veneers Cost?
Please contact us for an estimate.
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