A Dental Veneer is a wafer-thin, custom-made shell of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of the teeth. Its helps improve the individual appearance, ensuring the perfect smile.
Under dental veneers, the shells are bonded to the front of the teeth so as to help change their colour, shape, size, or length.
Currently there are two major types of material used for fabricating a Veneer – Composite and Dental Porcelain.
While a Composite Veneer may be directly placed in the mouth (single sitting), OR indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental lab, and later bonded to the tooth, a Dental Porcelain Veneer may only be indirectly fabricated (they help achieve shiny and white teeth in just three visits (10days)).
Dental Veneers are routinely used to fix teeth that:
- Are discoloured, meaning, having stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes; or the presence of large resin fillings.
- Are chipped or broken
- Are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped in mild form
- Comes with gaps between them (Helps close the space between these teeth)
By undergoing dental veneers treatment, patients can effectively change the way their teeth looks and also generate a positive effect on their appearance.