Veneers are a thin shield of synthetic material, either composite resin or porcelain, that are bonded to the front of the teeth. They are an excellent cosmetic dentistry option, because they provide increased strength and resilience without requiring an invasive dental procedure. Read on to learn more about the veneers.
Veneers are able to correct discoloration, fractures, gaps, chips, and stains. Like braces and crowns, they are able to close small gaps and correct small misalignments. They can accurately change the color, size, and strength of a tooth without requiring surgery or anesthesia.
Not all patients will be able to get veneers. Unhealthy teeth which have been eroded by gum disease and decay, weakened teeth which lack the necessary amount of base enamel, and teeth that are severely misaligned will all likely require a more extensive treatment option. To find out if you can get veneers, schedule a consultation appointment with your dentist.
If your veneers will be made of composite resin, your dentist will be able to sculpt and bond them on site. However, if you would like porcelain veneers, your dentist will take a mold of your teeth and send it to a laboratory for fabrication. If your teeth are extremely stained or damaged, your dentist will be able to place a temporary veneer for you to wear during the waiting period.
Most patients choose porcelain veneers, because they are more durable, long-lasting, and impervious to stains. However, they are also usually the more expensive option.
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