Damaged teeth due to discoloration and cracks are inevitable. Repairing damaged teeth should even be more inevitable. Veneers prevent stains caused by consuming unhealthy like sugary food and carbonated drinks. Veneers are great to have because they have a close resemblance to the teeth’s natural color.
What is a veneer?
It is a thin piece of shell usually made of porcelain or composite resin. They work as a “patch” to cover damaged or discolored teeth. Veneers can be used for filling the gaps between teeth that have irregular spaces and gaps.
Veneers improve the aesthetics of your teeth since it gives your teeth a better and fresher look. When you have them on, you may consider them as a good investment as you spend less time and money in trips to the dentist.
How is it done?
The procedure is simple and is usually completed in two dental appointments. Here is an overview of how veneers are made:
- If the patient is sensitive to pain, a local anesthetic may be applied. Otherwise, it is unnecessary.
- Oftentimes, the dentist would suggest teeth cleaning before taking measurements of the customization of the veneer. These measurements are then sent to the lab technician who then crafts the custom made veneer.
- The dentist then polishes and removes a small part of enamel from the tooth, for a more snug fit.
- While the permanent veneer is made in the laboratory, a temporary veneer is placed tooth to serve as cover for whatever the purpose it needs.
- The temporary veneer is removed on the second and the permanent one is attached after another round of cleaning.
- The dentist then polishes the tooth and the veneer and tooth to ensure a perfect fit.
Care for your veneers:
Veneers are generally long-lasting if well taken care of. In some cases, replacements are never required. Visit your dentist regularly and your dentist should be able to give you options. He can also teach you the best way to care for your veneer.