What are Veneers
Veneers are thin slices of material, generally porcelain or a porcelain based composite, which are fitted to the front of the teeth to improve appearances. Veneers are used to improve the colour of teeth and can also be used to correct misshapen teeth. In many cases, veneers are used to make chipped teeth appear whole again. They are also used to correct small gaps in teeth, as well as bring a wayward tooth in line with the others. These applications would be used when cosmetic braces are not a suitable option.
Veneers make teeth look natural, healthy and can greatly whiten discoloured teeth. As they are permanently bonded to the tooth, very little preparation is needed to apply them, and in some cases no preparation is required at all.
What’s involved in fitting Veneers?
Generally, fitting requires at least two visits. On the first visit the tooth or teeth will be prepared and shade-matched to ensure that the right look is achieved. The tooth preparation involves removing a small amount of the outer layer of the tooth. The amount of tooth removed is the same as the thickness of the veneer to ensure the tooth remains the same size. In a few small cases a local anaesthetic may be used to ensure that there is no discomfort during the preparation. A mold will then be taken to ensure that the veneer fits perfectly onto the tooth.
Once the veneer is made, it will be applied to the tooth on the second visit. A strong adhesive is used to bond to the tooth. The process of fitting is generally very quick, and applying it to the tooth can in some cases only take a few seconds. A veneer will last for many years, although they are as prone to chipping and breaking as normal teeth.
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