Veneers Dental (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.
Veneers are a cosmetic treatment. They cover only the front surface of the tooth and will mimic the size, shape and color of your teeth, creating a very natural look. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right color to improve a single discolored tooth or to lighten your front teeth.
Veneers are routinely used to fix:
- Teeth that are discolored (excessive fluoride, large resin fillings, root canal treatment…)
- Teeth that are chipped or broken
- Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped
- Teeth with gaps between them
What are the benefits of veneers?
Veneers provide a very natural finish. If you are concerned about misshapen, chipped or discolored teeth, veneers can offer a long-lasting cosmetic solution.
The color of the porcelain veneer can be selected to match your existing teeth or to make them appear whiter. The porcelain finish also mimics the light-reflecting qualities of natural teeth, helping you achieve a brighter, natural -looking smile.
Porcelain veneers are also more stain resistant and durable than composite bonding, and if looked after properly, can last for many years.
Veneers offer a gentler approach to altering a tooth’s shape or color than crowns, as only a small amount of enamel has to be removed to fit the veneer. Yet they offer similar strength and very natural looking results.
The porcelain veneer procedure
Step 1: The doctor will examine and evaluate the oral condition
Step 2: Trimming the tooth. The precise amount of tooth enamel that’s shaved off will vary with each case but it can be as little as 0,5 to 0,7 millimeters.
Step 3: Taking the shade. Doctors use a shade guide to determine which color of porcelain matches best.
Step 4: Taking the impression
Step 5: Placing a temporary veneer (if needed)
Step 6: The pre-cementation evaluation
Step 7: Bonding the veneer.
Would you consider veneer treatment in V-Trust Dental? Have you seen the before and after of cases treated in our Clinic? Please, tell us your questions about veneer, we are always ready to answer all your questions.