Dental veneers are custom shells that suit your teeth. These shells will cover the front of your teeth to give a better look to your natural teeth. Such shells are often constructed of materials made from porcelain or synthetic resin. Usually, porcelain veneers are ideal for avoiding food and drink stains while the resin veneers offer a more natural look.
Even though veneers are often used for cosmetic purposes, they can be used to solve numerous problems, including
- Discoloration in your teeth
- Chipped, broken or worn teeth
- To close gaps between teeth and enhance shape and alignment
- Improve the appearance of your smile
- Strengthen weakened teeth
Talking with your dentist is important in order to make them understand what results you’re trying to get from the veneers. We will take x-rays of your teeth and mouth measurements to get the exact shape and size of your teeth. The veneers are then designed to suit the needs of each person.
Dental veneers are permanently attached to your teeth, the veneer must briefly be mounted on the teeth before this process to test whether it is a good fit. The veneer may need to be trimmed or the paint modified to ensure that they offer the look you’re looking for.
The veneer’s healing process is simple and does not take a long time to recover fully. You should simply eat and drink, as you would usually obey the protocol. Depending on the type, veneers can last for 5-15 years. It’s important to remember not chewing on hard objects like pens or ice, not clenching your teeth and wearing a mouth guard during any intense physical or sporting activities. These precautions will help with an extended lifespan for the veneers.