What are Veneers?
Dental veneers are custom-made tooth-coloured shells bonded to the teeth’ front surface. Made from porcelain or resin, veneers can address tooth discolouration, chips, cracks, or gaps, giving your teeth a flawless appearance.
Dental veneers are a great solution for many aesthetic dental problems that involve the front teeth, including:
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Permanently stained or discoloured teeth
- Cooked Teeth
- Spaces between teeth
During your first appointment, your dentist will ensure your teeth and gums are eligible for veneers. If you are a candidate, your dentist will prepare your teeth by removing small amounts of enamel from each tooth. Then, they will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions will be used to make your custom veneers.
During your second visit, your dentist will check the veneers’ shape, colour, and fit against your teeth. Once the fit is confirmed, dental cement permanently bonds the veneers into place. Any necessary adjustments will be made to achieve a perfect fit.
Aftercare: To keep your veneers looking and feeling great, brush your teeth at least twice daily with a nonabrasive fluoride toothpaste and a soft toothbrush. Floss once daily, and use an antibacterial mouthwash twice a day.
Risks and complications: Dental veneers are a non-surgical procedure, so there are no risks to your health or well-being. However, your teeth may become more sensitive to heat or cold after getting veneers. Most dental veneers aren’t reversible, so it is important to be set in your decision to get them. Dental veneers do not damage your teeth, but it is still possible for your natural tooth to decay under the veneer. This is why brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist regularly for cleanings are important.