Veneers

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to replicate the natural look of your teeth. They are custom made and adheres to the surface of your teeth to improve its appearance.

Having veneers is a quick and easy way to conceal certain imperfections and improve your smile in a snap. With care, they can typically last up to 10 years.

They can be used to address a variety of issues such as:

  • gaps between your teeth
  • a chipped tooth
  • discoloured teeth

Getting veneers placed is a popular way to improve the appearance of your smile. Apart from addressing aesthetic problems, they are also incredibly effective in resolving physical issues with your teeth.

Veneers Application Procedure

  • Step 1: Initial Consultation

    The first visit to the dentist typically consists of a discussion outlining your concerns and goals. Your dentist will evaluate the fit, shape, and shade of the veneers to ensure that they fit you perfectly.

  • Step 2: Preparation of the Tooth

    The surface of your tooth will undergo some filing and a mould of your tooth will be made. After which, a temporary veneer will be fitted.

  • Step 3: Placing the Veneer

    After the veneer has arrived, your tooth is given a thorough cleaning before having the temporary one removed. The custom-made veneer is then placed and bonded to the tooth.

What Are the Different Types of Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are crafted specifically for your teeth. They are resilient to staining and lasts longer than composite ones.

However, they are much more expensive and require a longer time to be placed.

The full procedure usually consists of two appointments:

  1. one to prepare the tooth and take the impression that will serve to make the veneer, and
  2. a second one to fit the veneer.

Composite veneers are typically made of plastic or resin and can be applied to your teeth in a single appointment.

They are cheaper as opposed to porcelain ones and perfect for those who want a quick and affordable alternative.

The downside is that they are not as resistant to discolouration compared to their porcelain counterparts.

Porcelain veneers are crafted specifically for your teeth. They are resilient to staining and lasts longer than composite ones.

However, they are much more expensive and require a longer time to be placed.

The full procedure usually consists of two appointments:

  1. one to prepare the tooth and take the impression that will serve to make the veneer, and
  2. a second one to fit the veneer.

Composite veneers are typically made of plastic or resin and can be applied to your teeth in a single appointment.

They are cheaper as opposed to porcelain ones and perfect for those who want a quick and affordable alternative.

The downside is that they are not as resistant to discolouration compared to their porcelain counterparts.

FAQs

Veneers are made to look like a whole natural tooth to close gaps or alter the colour of your stained tooth. They can be made with either composite or porcelain resin.

On the other hand, teeth bonding uses composite resin to look like a missing part of your tooth or to alter the colour of a stained part of your tooth.

Porcelain veneers are expected to last anytime from 5 to 10 years with proper care and maintenance.

To keep your veneers well-maintained, follow these simple guidelines:

  • Follow good dental hygiene practices

Regular cleaning is a must when maintaining your veneers. Ensure that you floss daily, brush your teeth gently, and make regular visits to the dentist for professional cleaning.

  • Use non-abrasive toothpaste

Steer away from toothpastes that contain large particles; they may scratch your veneers and damage them while you brush your teeth.

  • Avoid consuming staining drinks

Beverages such as coffee, tea, and wine contain staining agents that will discolour your teeth. Over time, your teeth will get stained, causing inconsistency between the colour of your teeth and veneers.

The cost of veneers typically ranges from $267.50 to $1070.

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