What are Veneers?
Veneers are thin custom-made porcelain shells designed to fit discreetly over the teeth, making them indistinguishable from our natural teeth. Veneers may be used for modifying the color or position of teeth. Good quality tooth enamel, preferably intact enamel, is required for successful bonding. Veneers can either be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials.
Benefits of Veneers
Veneers improve the appearance of one's teeth in the following situations:
- Discolored teeth due to root canal treatment, stains from medication, excessive fluoride or other causes, or large resin fillings that have resulted in the tooth being discoloured
- Worn down teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Uneven, misaligned or irregularly shaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
What does the procedure involve?
- Consultation and Assessment
The dentist will examine your teeth to determine if veneers are the appropriate solution for you.
- Preparation for the Veneer
In order to place the veneer on the tooth, some enamel may need to be removed from the front of the tooth surface. An impression of the tooth will then be made. You may be given temporary veneers while the veneer is being made by the dental laboratory.
Before cementing the veneer to your tooth, the dentist will check to see if the color and fit are suitable, and make any necessary adjustments.
How much time before the whole process is completed?
The treatment can be completed in as little as 4-5 days, and will involve about 2-3 visits to the dentist.
When will I be able to resume daily activities?
Most of our patients can resume normal daily activities on the same day.
Will I be in pain?
There should not be any pain or discomfort during or after the procedure.
How long will the veneers last?
Research has shown that veneers last about 10 to 15 years, after which they will need to be replaced.