What are veneers?
Veneers are thin materials placed over a tooth surface. Veneers are placed on the front of the teeth. It helps to enhance the aesthetics of your teeth and brighten your smile. Dental veneers do to your teeth what false finger nails can do to your hands.
What materials are veneers made up of?
- 9Composite (tooth coloured filling material)
- 9Ceramic/porcelain - are extremely thin shells made of a strong and durable dental ceramic. Procedure: The dentist first prepares the teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from the front and/or sides of the teeth to make room for the veneer. The dentist will make a mould and send it off to the lab with the required information. At the laboratory the veneer will be customised and crafted to suit your needs. The next appointment will be to cement the veneers in place.
What is the procedure for veneers?
The dentist will procure all the diagnostic information which can include photographs, moulds, bites, etc. The use of tools such as DSD and a mock-up in the mouth shows a fairly good final result.
Veneers are placed for cosmetic reasons. Cosmetically pleasing teeth give you confidence, be it in day-to-day life, in a job interview or in a business presentation
- 9Improve appearance
- 9Cover worn tooth surfaces
- 9Cover chipped, cracked or discoloured fillings
- 9Cover fractured/cracked/worn teeth
- 9Permanent whitening of discoloured teeth
- 9Correct mild teeth crowding issues
- 9Close spaces between teeth