If you have space between your teeth, hate your smile and cannot afford an expensive smile makeover, then veeners may be the second best thing you can do to improve your smile. You will be surprised by the results and will be amazed by your confidence boost.
A truly great smile will soar your confidence.
A Veneer by definition is a thin covering over another surface. In dentistry, a veneer is a wafer-thin layer of super-strong porcelain that convincingly substitutes for natural tooth enamel. When bonded to your teeth, veneers can create a natural-looking, beautiful new surface. That's because dental porcelain, like natural tooth enamel, is translucent and tough. Plus it want stain like tooth enamel does. Read more about it on webmd
Recent years have brought remarkable advances in dental porcelain technology. These days, veneers can be made so thin that they can sometimes be bonded directly onto your existing tooth surface.
Veneers can be used to improve any of the following characteristics of your teeth:
If you have significantly misaligned teeth or large gap's, then Veneer may not be the right solution. If you have lost a lot of tooth structure from decay or trauma or a particularly severe grinding habit, it might be better to restore your teeth with porcelain crowns that cover the entire tooth.
The first step in creating a new smile with porcelain veneers is to communicate exactly what you don't like about your smile and what you don't like. Its a great idea to bring in pictures of smiles you do like, as a starting point for discussion. Its possible to see how veneers would look on your teeth in one of several ways. A model of your teeth can be created over which wax veneers can be placed; sometimes acrylic (plastic) or tooth-colored filling material can be placed directly onto your teeth to demonstrate the effect veneers would have on them
Once the plan has been agreed upon, your teeth will be prepared. Molds of your teeth will be taken and used by a skilled dental laboratory to create your veneers, and you will receive a temporary set of veneers to wear during the few weeks it will take to create your permanent veneers. When the veneers come back from the lab, they will be cemented onto your teeth.
Just like the teeth nature gave you, teeth restored with veneers need gentle brushing and flossing every day. This will remove dental plaque and ensure good gum tissue health around the veneers. Regular checkups at the dental office will remain as important as always to your oral and general health. And keep in mind that as tough as veneers are, they may not be able to withstand forces that come from using your teeth as tools (to open packages, for example) or biting into very hard foods like candy, apples etc. If you grind or clench your teeth at night, you might be advised to get a custom made night guard to protect your veneers and your investment.
Am I a Candidate for Veneers?
Usually the following scenarios can be addressed by veneers - our dentist may recommend porcelain veneers if you have a cosmetic dental concern that can be treated using veneers. These include:
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