Dental Veneers

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are coverings for the teeth made of porcelain, zirconia or composite resin. They are bonded to the surface of the teeth to get desired changes in the shape, colour, and alignment of the teeth for aesthetic enhancement of your smile. They are offered as cosmetic solution to discoloured, cracked or crooked teeth.

Advantages of Dental Veneers

Many patients select veneers because they:

  • Offer strength and durability
  • Look natural
  • May cost less and take less time than other treatments options

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers is the best option to achieve a perfect smile.They are thin sheets of porcelain that are bonded to the outer surface of the teeth. They are custom designed in the dental laboratory according to the exact requirements of the patient. Issues with the colour and shape of teeth including gaps in between teeth can be fixed using porcelain veneers.

Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.

Treatment with Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers can be used to treat the following conditions:

  • Discolored or yellowish teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Gaps in between teeth
  • Irregular sized teeth
  • Worn, chipped, or fractured teeth
  • In smile designing

Porcelain Veneer Procedure

Dental porcelain veneers generally require two visits to complete the procedure. There is no pain with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. The teeth are prepared by lightly shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. All changes in shape, size and colour are decided with confirmation from the patient. A mould or impression is then taken and sent to the dental laboratory, where the veneers are designed according to the exact specifications desired.

On the second visit, the veneers are trial checked for exact fit and colour. Once you are satisfied with the results, the veneers are bonded to the surface of the teeth using special bonding agents.
If you’re interested in veneers, your first step should be visiting our dental practice, where our dentists will happily discuss your options and help create the perfect plan to design your perfect smile.


Does the porcelain veneer procedure hurt ?

The porcelain veneer procedure doesn’t cause pain. A local anesthetic may be required while shaping the teeth. The fixing of the veneer doesn’t usually involve any discomfort. Some patients may experience increased sensitivity that gradually reduces after a few weeks.

Do I require porcelain veneers ?

Usually people who are unhappy with their teeth shape, size colour and position are ideal candidates for dental veneers But the only way to determine if you’re a good candidate for veneers is to consult a cosmetic dentist. After evaluating your dental history and current oral health, your dentist can help you make an informed decision.

How long do porcelain veneers last ?

Porcelain veneers are very durable. With good care, they can last 10 years or more. Porcelain veneers are stain resistant, but it’s best to avoid highly pigmented foods and beverages.

How do I care for my porcelain veneers ?

Porcelain veneers are more delicate than your natural teeth. To prevent damage, avoid chewing hard items directly with your front teeth. While porcelain veneers are stain resistant, it’s best to avoid highly coloured foods and beverages. If you drink coffee, tea or red wine, try to brush your teeth or rinse your mouth immediately afterwards. If you grind your teeth at night, a night guard will be provided that will protect your veneers from chips and fractures. Brush your teeth and floss at least twice per day in between professional cleanings. It is important to schedule regular dental checkups. Follow the oral health care plan provided by the dentist. This will keep your veneers looking their best.

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