Due to advances in materials and techniques during the past 25 years, cosmetic dentistry has made great gains. Today, there are many options for solving cosmetic dental problems. Because of these new procedures and materials, you can have more natural-looking and attractive teeth.
Veneers - thin custom-made shells that are designed to cover the front side of teeth. Made of tooth-colored materials, veneers are used to treat spaces between teeth and teeth that are permanently stained. Porcelain Laminate Veneers are coating crafted out of porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of a tooth. These veneers greatly enhance the look of your smile with as little discomfort as possible. These veneers are made to suit the patient's individual needs and are indistinguishable from natural teeth. Veneers can be used to provide an aesthetic solution in many situations:
Spaces between teeth.
Malpositioned or slightly crooked teeth.
Odd shaped; cracked or chipped teeth.
Fractured teeth with a fair amount of tooth structure left.
Teeth with multiple fillings which have compromised the aesthetics of the smile.
Unsatisfactory shape, size and form of teeth.
To provide a "White Smile" in persons with naturally dark teeth, Veneers can be placed on teeth with minimal tooth preparation. They look feel completely natural. A beautiful result is achieved in just a few days time, and can last for many years. The texture and finish of porcelain veneers make them highly resistant to external staining. Due to their durability, looks and comfort, veneers have become one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available today. Veneers today are widely used by people in the entertainment field and show business to obtain a beautiful smile The process of having a veneer made for your tooth involves a few short visits to your Dentist. The procedure is simple and relatively painless.
Your Dentist will first analyze your smile to determine which teeth require veneers.
Depending on how much tooth shaping is required, you may or may not require anaesthesia.
Minimal shaping of your teeth is then done and an impression is taken.
Ceramic veneers take between 1-2 weeks to be made. During that period, your teeth may be fitted with temporary veneers to prevent sensitivity.
Ceramic veneers are bonded to his teeth using special adhesives. Once fixed, these veneers are exceptionally strong. It takes only a day or two to get used to them.
They have to be brushed and flossed regularly . Use non abrasive toothpaste to help maintain the shine and gloss of your veneers. Normal diet will not harm your veneers. Avoid any shearing force on these teeth [like biting sugarcane].
Regular check ups will ensure your veneers are in excellent shape. Well maintained veneers should last you for many years and give you a long lasting and beautiful smile
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