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What are dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are custom-designed shells of tooth-like ceramic material that, when applied over the surface of a tooth, can cover worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing and chips or cracks. Dental veneers fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry because they create a bright, white smile with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth. Even better, the translucent ceramic quality of today’s veneers provides a more natural look than what’s been available in the past.

Before & Afters

The Procedure

A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to improve tooth coloration or to lighten front teeth. Porcelain veneers effectively address issues like discoloured, stained, chipped, or misaligned teeth, enhancing both the appearance and functionality of your smile.

1. Preparation

Minimal tooth preparation is required as veneers are thin shells bonded onto the tooth’s surface. A small amount of enamel may be removed to ensure a snug fit.

2. Impression

An impression of the tooth is taken and sent to the dental technician to fabricate the veneer, ensuring a perfect match to the surrounding teeth.

3. Fitting

After tooth preparation, the veneer is placed on the tooth to verify fit and appearance. Once approved, it is bonded in place using a special adhesive.

4. Follow-up

Minor adjustments can be made post-fitting, with a check-up usually scheduled a week later to ensure satisfaction.

The Benefits of Dental Veneers

Discover the multifaceted benefits of dental veneers, beyond just aesthetics, as they offer functional advantages and durability, ensuring both protection and lasting enhancement for your smile.

Protection for Damaged Teeth

In addition to enhancing aesthetics, dental veneers provide functional protection for damaged teeth surfaces, potentially replacing the need for dental crowns and reducing the requirement for extensive tooth preparation.

Minimal Tooth Reshaping

Due to their thin nature, dental veneers often require little-to-no tooth reshaping during the bonding process, preserving the natural structure of the tooth while still achieving the desired cosmetic results.

Strength and Durability

Once bonded in place, dental veneers offer strength and durability, providing long-lasting results. However, proper care is essential to prevent damage or breakage, with dentists advising against certain activities and dietary habits that may compromise veneer integrity.

Guidance for Maintenance

Dentists offer guidance on maintenance and protective measures to ensure the longevity of dental veneers, including recommendations for protective appliances during sleep, particularly for individuals prone to teeth grinding or clenching.

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