Dental imperfections like discoloured, chipped, or cracked teeth can be corrected with porcelain dental veneers. Teeth gaps can also be fixed with veneers.
Dental veneers are ultra-thin shells that are bonded to the tooth’s surface. The tooth has to be scraped minimally to allow the veneers to fit over it.
Veneers are considered a form of cosmetic dentistry but aside from esthetics, they protect the teeth and prevent the need for future treatments.
Getting dental veneers may require two visits, each one usually lasting for hours. The first session will include a mouth exam to check for any dental issues.
You and your dentist will discuss and pick the preferred shade. Your dentist will be able to show you how the final results will look using advanced dental technology.
From there, a treatment program will be created for you. Once everything is set, your treatment begins.
Your dentist will likely use a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Your tooth will be prepared and reshaped minimally.
Your dentist will create a mold for your teeth which will be forwarded to the dental laboratory to make your veneers. You may receive temporary veneers while you wait.
You may experience increased tooth sensitivity where some tooth enamel will be removed.
The temporary veneers will be replaced by the final veneers. Your dentist will make any necessary adjustments until you’re satisfied with the results.
There’s no special maintenance required for dental veneers. You’ll need to care for them as you would your natural teeth. Maintaining good oral hygiene habits is just as crucial. It’s also best to limit the intake of food and beverages which stain teeth.
Note that dental veneers don’t last forever. How long yours will last before they need replacing depends on how well you take care of them.
If you’re considering veneers, the first step is to book a consultation with your dentist at Dentistes REMA to discuss the process and learn about the costs involved.
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