Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-coloured materials designed to cover the front side of teeth to improve the overall appearance of teeth. They are made of either thin plastic resin or porcelain and can be placed to:
- correct poorly formed or mildly mal-positioned teeth
- close gaps between teeth
- mask internal stains
- restore partially broken-down teeth
Tooth preparation is minimal and confined, where possible, to the enamel structure. The veneer is bonded to the tooth structure with tooth-coloured resin cement.
Once everything has been decided it takes only two visits to complete the veneer, one for preparation and one for fitting.
This is usually an irreversible process because it’s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the shell. However new techniques mean that your dentist may not have to remove any enamel. But every patient is different so your dentist will advise you.
Remember – tooth whitening!
If you are also interested in tooth whitening remember to tell us before you start your veneer treatment. Your dentist can then match your veneer to your new tooth shade. If you decide to have your teeth whitened after your new veneers have been fitted it may be too late, or add to your costs. Plan ahead to look after your budget!
Start your journey to a brand new smile! Get in touch today: firstname.lastname@example.org