Veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials (such as porcelain), and they are designed to cover the front side of your teeth. Veneers are used to fix teeth that are chipped, stained or crooked.
Types of Veneers
There are many different types of veneers available and each has a slightly different application. Composite veneers are the most affordable type of veneer. However, they only last about five to seven years. On the other hand, Porcelain veneers are more durable and can last up to 15 years.
Advantages of Veneers
Veneers can completely transform a smile. They involve minimal changes to your teeth, as only the outside of the tooth is altered. In addition to being stain-resistant, veneers also correct many other dental issues.
They are an excellent option for:
• Stained teeth
• Misaligned teeth
• Chipped or broken teeth
• Misshapen teeth
• Uneven smile
• Overly “gummy” smiles
• Teeth that appear too small or too large
• Teeth that are discolored or stained
Dental Procedure for Veneers
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that fit over the front of your teeth. They require only two appointments, one to prepare your teeth and one to place your new veneers. During the preparation visit, your dentist will buff your teeth to create a rough surface for the veneers to bond to. The dentist will then lightly etch your teeth to provide a better surface for the bonding agent.
For the actual placement visit, your dentist will use a shade guide to select the shade that matches your natural teeth as closely as possible. They will then roughen the surface of your teeth again. Next, a special cement is applied to the veneer and the veneer is laid directly on top. A special light beam is used to harden the cement, and the veneer is now securely bonded to your teeth.
Veneers are one of the simplest cosmetic dental procedures available. If you have wanted a cosmetic fix to hide the dental deformities in the front of your teeth, veneers can be the best treatment for you.
The Dental Centre, located in Austin, is equipped with expert dentists and modern amenities. Call us at (512) 892-7800 and schedule an appointment with the dentist to know more about veneers.