American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) defines a veneer as a thin piece
of porcelain that is used to re-create the natural look of teeth. Veneers not
only cosmetically improve a smile but also add strength and resilience to the tooth
Should Get Veneers?
are the ideal choice for people who have stained, decayed or chipped teeth.
porcelain fittings also help to close misalignments and gaps in the teeth. In a
word, they are a quick and simple solution for a natural-looking, beautiful
since veneers are permanent, choosing to get them is a big decision. It’s
important to learn all about veneers before you decide to get them.What
Kind of Veneers Should You Get?
there are many types of veneers available now, the most popular choice is a
porcelain veneer. Porcelain adds strength to the teeth and lasts for a
reasonably long time (10-20 years).
veneers also are cosmetically favourable as they correctly match the natural
look, shape and colour of teeth. The placement of these types of veneers can
require multiple appointments.
other major type of veneer is the composite resin veneers. These veneers
require a single-stage procedure and are less expensive than porcelain veneers.
The major drawback of composite veneers is that they don’t last very long.How
Are Veneers Placed?
placement of porcelain veneers will typically need two appointments, whereas
the composite veneers can take only a single.
first phase of the veneer placement includes cleaning the tooth and selecting
the right shade for the veneer. Then, a prototype or impression of the tooth is
made in the laboratory to construct the ideal shape of the veneer. During this
phase, a temporary veneer may be placed in your tooth.
the veneer is ready, it is placed in the second appointment. Adhesives and
cement are applied to secure the veneer on your tooth.
excess material is removed, and the teeth are then polished.
procedure is comfortable and relatively short. It is performed under local
dentists advise a follow-up schedule to assess the status of your veneer.How
to Care For Your Veneer?
the most out of your veneers by taking good care of them through regular
brushing and flossing. You should also try to avoid beverages like coffee or
teas that can stain the veneer.