26 May 2015

Dental Veneers Ensure Your Smile Looks Great

Teeth can be damaged, and cracked and chipped teeth are a frequent issue. For small issues like these, minor dental operations like fillings or bonding are often used by dentists. The best option, however, is the use of dental veneers.

The available porcelain veneers on the market right now are thin custom-made shells that are placed over damaged or misaligned teeth to cover them up and protect them. The first step in getting them is having your teeth checked by a dentist, who will then check whether veneers are an option for you and how they should be applied to your teeth. This includes taking X-rays and making impressions of your mouth and teeth.

Once the planning is done, your teeth need to be prepared. This is done by having the dentist remove ½ millimeter of enamel from a tooth’s surface to create space for your veneer. After the trimming, an impression is made of your tooth to be sent to a dental lab to make the veneer. A temporary veneer is often placed over the prepared tooth for one to two weeks while the custom veneer is made. Finally, the veneer is bonded to your tooth after last-minute adjustments to ensure it is a good fit. Follow-up visits are done to see how well it fits and if anything needs to be adjusted.


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