WHAT ARE TEETH VENEERS?
Teeth Veneers are thin ceramic layers specially designed to enhance your smile by correcting color, shape and size of your teeth. Veneers are custom-shaped in a laboratory for a perfect bond to your tooth surface. Depending on the number of teeth you need to have restored, you can get one or more veneers. This cosmetic procedure will make your smile look beautiful, smooth and natural. Like other procedures, veneers can fix problems such as crooked, misshapen, gapped, broken or stained teeth.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are among the most popular dental treatments that will help regain self-confidence by transforming your smile completely. Benefits of this cosmetic procedure include:
Porcelain Veneers Procedure
Teeth veneers can enhance your smile in just two office visits. The treatment is simple and it just takes a few steps. First, your teeth will be carefully adapted to receive the veneers.
This means: getting molds taken, selecting the right color or shade, and having a small amount of your enamel removed for the veneer to fit over the front of your teeth.
The procedure involves three steps:
- Since dental veneers are made in a laboratory, you will get your permanent veneers on the second visit.
- Porcelain veneers will be carefully bonded to your teeth.
- We will ask you to make a follow-up visit to make sure your mouth has reacted positively and you are 100% comfortable with your new smile.
It is important to follow your dentist’s instructions after the veneers procedure. Though the treatment is quite short, you will be recommended to keep regular visits for professional check-up. Keeping good oral hygiene and regular checkups will prevent your veneers to break or get damaged.
Proper maintenance will help your dental veneers to last longer and you will be able to enjoy a beautiful smile over many years.
Teeth Veneers FAQ
Porcelain veneers are very strong and resilient. You will be able to eat and bite normally. However, just as with your natural tooth, you should always avoid biting on hard foods or ice, for example. You should also avoid harmful practices such as opening packages or bottles with your teeth. Taking care of your veneers will avoid cracks or damages.
Not only are veneers strong, but they are also very durable. They could last 10 to 20 years, depending on your oral care, your bite, and the quality of the work in your mouth, among other factors. Keeping good oral hygiene and steady dental checkups will absolutely help your veneers last longer.
Depending on the amount of veneers you need, anesthesia may be used during the preparation of your teeth. Many patients prefer the usual local anesthesia to feel comfortable during the treatment considering that a thin part of your tooth surface needs to be removed. But your dentist will always take into account your needs and preferences.
For veneers to fit perfectly over your worn or damaged tooth, a very thin layer of tooth enamel must be removed. Because of this, the process is irreversible..
Your dental insurance company may allow coverage of cosmetic procedures if, for example, the procedure is part of a reconstructive surgery. However, most dental plans do not usually provide benefits for cosmetic procedures as they are considered optional aesthetic treatments. But you should always ask what procedures your dental insurance covers.
If you grind your teeth at night, chances are that you will damage your teeth whether you have veneers or not. To avoid damaging or breaking the veneers, your dentist will recommend to wear a protective bite guard to lessen the pressure on your veneers while you sleep.
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