Veneers are one of the most widely used ceramic tooth restorations. They are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain bonded to the front surface of the teeth. Veneers are used for both cosmetic and restorative dental purposes, such as to restore teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen, worn out, cracked, etc.
How are veneers placed?
Veneers are not a one-size-fits-all type of restorations. They will have to be custom-fabricated according to the requirement of the patient. When you visit us for the consultation, our dentist will thoroughly diagnose your condition and determine your candidacy for the restoration. The tooth will be cleaned and prepared by gently buffing or grinding it. The dentist will te remove the outer enamel and make space for placing the veneer.
A highly precise digital mold of the tooth will be taken and shared with a dental laboratory, where your veneer will be fabricated. It may take a few days to fabricate the veneer, during which the dentist may suggest the use of a temporary veneer. During the next visit, the dentist will bond the veneer to the tooth using dental adhesives. A curing light is used to harden it, and polished to enhance its appearance.
Advantages of getting veneers
- Veneers are made from dental-grade, tooth-colored ceramic material, which allows the dentist to customize it as required to mimic the appearance of the adjoining teeth.
- They are wafer-thin and will not add a lot of volume to the teeth, allowing the patient to retain their natural smile as is.
- Veneers save a tooth from being extracted as they help to treat teeth that are cracked or chipped.
- They are highly durable.
- Veneers are quite versatile as they can be used for multiple restorative and cosmetic dental treatments.
- Veneers require a simple adhesive to be bonded to the teeth. The entire treatment process is quite simple and takes very little chair time.
- They exhibit excellent longevity. With proper care and caution, they will last for many years together.
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