Dental veneers are an element of cosmetic dentistry utilizing customized
shells of porcelain or resin composite material. They cover existing
teeth and are usually color-matched to the patient’s other teeth.
veneers also known as porcelain laminates are custom made shells that
cover the original tooth surface. This improves the appearance of the
tooth and since it can be made to resemble the color of the original
tooth, it can give one a perfectly set of teeth.
dental veneers can improve your appearance and bite. A veneer is also a
good intermediate solution between the cosmetic dentistry options of
bondings or crowns. Dental veneers are considered a stronger, more
natural looking alternative to bonding, while porcelain jackets or
crowns require even more loss of the original tooth to leave room for
the greater amount of crown material used.
Procedure for Dental Veneer Application
procedure for dental veneer application typically requires three visits
to your dentist. The first visit will involve a consultation and
examination to determine your specific needs and possibly take some
impressions of your mouth.
The second visit involves the
permanent removal of some enamel from the patient’s original tooth
(about ? millimeter) to accommodate the veneer. Next, a mold is taken
and sent to a lab, where your veneers are custom manufactured to your
mouth. After about 1-2 weeks, your dental veneers will be ready to be
fitted by your dentist. After some placement and re-sizing, your dentist
will cement the veneer in place, creating a permanent bond between your
teeth and the veneer.The cost of dental veneers can vary from $500 to
$1300 per veneer.
Dental veneers can be expected to last from
five to ten years.Veneers are not the best option for decayed teeth or
diseased gum areas. They are a cosmetic dentistry option and dental equipment
to improve the appearance of your smile. As with your original teeth, a
veneer requires daily brushing and care to avoid the buildup of plaque
and maintain a healthy smile.
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