ABOUT Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve the appearance. Veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth and are there to change color, shape, size or length.
Dental veneers can be produced out of porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and make better mimic for the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Resin veneers are thinner and require removal of less of the tooth surface before placement. The patient can discuss the proper veneer material for you with your dentist.
Preparation of a tooth for a veneer requiresremoval about 1-2 millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, that is an amount nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer that will be placed to the tooth surface. Before trimming off the enamel, patient will discuss with the dentist if it is necessary and which anesthetic will be used.
After then the dentist will prepare a model of your tooth due to patient’s wishes. This model is sent out to a dental laboratory, where the veneers are being produced.Usually it takes 1-2 weeks to make veneers ready and then the doctor places veneers on your teeth. For waiting periodthe temporal dental veneers will be places at no additional cost.
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Dental veneers are completed in 3 sessions. The first session is tooth preparation and taking measures. Second sessions is rehearsing of dental veneers. The last third session is gluing veneers to the teeth. The transaction is completed within 5-7 days.
Dental veneers are placed in a very thin layer of the teeth, the light transmission and reflection is very close to the natural tooth and thanks to this feature it provides perfect aesthetic outlook. If the teeth are not cut too much and if necessary, it is a step forward treatment method that allows the teeth to be cut and covered with veneers.
In general dental veneersstay for about 10 years without problems. But that depends on how you take care of them. You can use your veneers much longer if you maintain daily care for your oral health and hygiene, visit your dentist regularly.
Veneers are not affected by substances that cause coloring in teeth such as coffee, tea, and cigarettes. The smoothness of the tooth surfaces of the veneers prevents the formation of coloration and thus you can have white teeth for many years.