There are a number of reasons why people are unhappy with their smile and think its less than perfect, these can include age, heredity, lifestyle choices and accidents. If your smile isn’t as straight or bright as you’d like it to be, dental veneers maybe the best cosmetic solution for you. For a brighter smile you’ll love porcelain veneers would be the right option.
What Are Dental Veneers?
A veneer is a thin moulding, custom-made from porcelain, which is bonded to the front surface of your tooth. Dental veneers are a quick and effective solution to crooked, chipped, discoloured and stained teeth, offering you a long- lasting cosmetic solution.
Veneers cover the front surface of your teeth and will mimic the size, shape and colour of your teeth, in order to create a very natural look. The shade of porcelain can be chose to ensure the right colour to either improve a single discoloured tooth or to lighten your teeth.
How Dental Veneers Are Applied
Before any work is completed, you’ll need to have a consultation you’re your dental surgeon. Dependant on the condition of your teeth, some preparation may be needed before the dental veneers are applied. Your dental surgeon may need to make some room for your dental veneers to fit onto your teeth, if this is the case about half a millimetre or enamel will need to be removed. There a different types of porcelain veneers which require less preparation works.
Once the preparation of your teeth has been completed, an impression of your teeth will be made and sent to the dental laboratory where your veneers are created. You will need to return to the dental facility for another appointment to enable your dental veneers to be placed on your teeth.
Once the permanent veneers are ready, your dental surgeon will check to ensure the fit on your teeth and make any necessary adjustments needed. Your teeth will be cleaned, polished and etched. This last step roughens the teeth and allows for a stronger hold of the veneers. A special cement is used to bond the veneers to the teeth.
Once the veneers are placed, a special light is shined on the veneers, activating chemicals in them that cause them to harden quickly.
Your dental surgeon will then remove any excess cement, check the bite, and make any necessary adjustments.