Versatile veneers can help resolve health and cosmetic issues
If you have chips, cracks or gaps in your teeth, or if you want to straighten the look of your teeth without braces, porcelain veneers may be the treatment you are looking for.
Veneers can repair, or hide:
- Gaps between your teeth
- Stained, or discolored teeth
- Dark fillings
- Chipped teeth
- Broken teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Crooked teeth
What exactly are veneers?
Veneers are custom-made, ultra thin porcelain shells that are fitted to the front surface of your teeth. Since veneers are semi-translucent, they reflect light and give you a very natural appearance. Better still, they are resistant to staining.
How are veneers made?
- The procedure begins with an impression of your teeth that is sent to a dental lab. The lab will make a model of your veneers for you and your dentist to review. Once approved, the dental lab is given the go-ahead to create your custom porcelain veneers.
- Next, your dentist prepares the surface of your teeth, and applies temporary veneers. The temporary veneers will give you an idea of how your custom veneers will look and feel, and, at the same time, correct any dental problems you may have while you wait for the porcelain veneers to arrive.
- When your custom veneers arrive, your dentist will remove the temporary veneers and bond the permanent ones to your teeth.
Are veneers the treatment for you?
Dental veneers can whiten teeth, and close gaps. They can also fix teeth that are misshapen or slightly crooked. Your dentist may also recommend veneers to repair teeth that are chipped, worn or eroded as a TMJ treatment option.
If you don’t like the size, shape, position or color of your teeth, book a consultation with a dental professional. Dental veneers can help to correct cosmetic and oral health problems. Talk to a dentist to find out what’s the best dental treatment for you.