Dental Veneers (commonly also called Porcelain veneers) are custom made thin shells of made of teeth coloured materials that are pasted to the front surfaces of teeth for an immediate smile transformation. This procedure can be done in one day. Your dentist will bond a sheath on the surface of the tooth of either porcelain or composite ceramic called as a veneer. The Dental Veneers also provide strength and protection against germs comparable to natural tooth enamel. Veneers are responsible for changing the colour, shape, size, or length of your damaged teeth.
Dental veneers are generally made from porcelain or resin composite materials. However, Porcelain veneers are recommended since they resist stains better than resin veneers. The choice of your dental veneers can be discussed with your dentist.
Because of certain dental treatments, stains from certain drugs, excessive fluoride and many other causes, your teeth do not appear appealing. This may call for dental fixing via Dental Veneers. However, you can go for Dental Veneers even when you have issues with the shape disorders of your teeth, which may include:
● Worn down teeth
● Chipped or broken teeth
● Misaligned or irregularly shaped teeth
● To bridge the gap with teeth
Getting dental veneers may require you to at least visit the dental clinic 3 times: For consultation and Dental Veneers Application. The application of dental veneers is as follows:
● Dentist Consultation: The first step for getting Dental Veneers is to visit your dentist, diagnose the dental problem by examination, and to discuss what all can be achieved.
● Shaping: To make the dental veneer look natural, your dentist may remove a little thickness of as low as a millimetre from your tooth enamel, which is roughly equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added. Before trimming off the enamel, you would be injected with anaesthesia to endure a painless procedure. The dentist may take X-rays to make impressions of your teeth that can be used to design custom made dental veneers, which would take about 2 weeks.
● Bonding: Before permanently fixing the dental veneer, your dentist would first place it temporarily to check its fit. If the fit is not perfect, the dentist may trim the veneer till the time it properly fits.
When the veneer is totally ready, your tooth will be first cleaned and etched, to make it a little rough so that the veneer can stick to the rough surface better. A glue cement would be applied to the dental veneer, which is then placed on your tooth.
After placing the dental veneer, your dentist use a special light beam to cement the veneer to your tooth ename. This light beam is believed to activate chemicals in the cement causing it to harden or cure very quickly. In the end, excess cement is removed, if any and dentist would check for your comfort. You may then visit your dentist for about a couple of weeks to so that he can check how the gums' adjustment with the dental veneers.
It is difficult to put a number of years for a lifespan for porcelain veneers but generally they last from 7 and 15 years, after which they can be replaced. If veneers aren’t well cared for, the bonding material can ditch and deteriorate.