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Veneers

Veneers are thin slices of either porcelain or composite which are designed to cover the front of a tooth. Porcelain veneers are made by a dental technician to exactly match an impression of your tooth, whereas composite veneers are shaped to your tooth in one visit.

There are two types of veneers, Porcelain and Composite. Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for restoring teeth that are crooked, broken, deformed or ground down, and can even brighten severely discolored teeth. Porcelain veneers can also be used to close spaces and correct alignment

Porcelain veneers are made by a dental technician to exactly match an impression of your tooth, whereas composite veneers are shaped to your tooth in one visit.

Once bonded to the tooth, a veneer becomes strong, natural looking and is long-lasting. They are designed to mimic the appearance of a natural, healthy tooth.

How many types of veneers are there?

There are two types of veneers, Porcelain and Composite. Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for restoring teeth that are crooked, broken, deformed or ground down, and can even brighten severely discolored teeth. Porcelain veneers can also be used to close spaces and correct alignment

How do veneers work?

Porcelain veneers are made by a dental technician to exactly match an impression of your tooth, whereas composite veneers are shaped to your tooth in one visit.

Can you notice veneers when they are fitted?

Once bonded to the tooth, a veneer becomes strong, natural looking and is long-lasting. They are designed to mimic the appearance of a natural, healthy tooth.

Frequently asked questions about Veneers

  • Can I have multiple veneers fitted at once?

    Yes, one tooth or many teeth can simultaneously undergo the veneering process, depending on a discussion with your dentist.

  • How many appointments will I need?

    Getting a dental veneer usually requires three appointments to the dentist – one for a consultation and two to make and apply the veneers.

  • What does the procedure involve?

    Diagnosis and treatment planning - This first step involves active participation between you and your dentist. Explain to your dentist the result that you are trying to achieve. This will also include an X-ray and examination.

    Preparation - To prepare a tooth for a veneer, your dentist will remove about 1/2 millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, which is an amount nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added to the tooth surface. You may need a local anaesthetic for this stage.

    Bonding - Once the tooth is prepared, a special cement is applied to the veneer and the veneer is then placed on your tooth. Once properly position on the tooth, your dentist will apply a special light beam to the dental veneer, which activates chemicals in the cement causing it to harden or cure very quickly. The final steps involve removing any excess cement, evaluating your bite and making any final adjustments in the veneer as necessary.

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