You no longer need to hide your smile because of gaps, chips, stains, or misshapen teeth. With veneers, you can easily correct your teeth's imperfections to help you have a more confident, beautiful smile. Veneers are natural in appearance and are a perfect option for patients wanting to make minor adjustments to the look and feel of their smile.
They are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials (such as porcelain) designed to cover the front side of your teeth. To prepare for veneers, your doctor will create a unique model of your teeth. This model is sent to a dental technician who creates your restoratios. Before placing your new veneer, your doctor may need to conservatively prepare your tooth to achieve the desired aesthetic result.
When your veneers are placed, you'll be pleased to see that they look like your natural teeth. While veneers are stain-resistant, your doctor may recommend that you avoid coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco to maintain the beauty of your new smile.
How are they made?
Veneers are done in two appointments. The first appointment the tooth is prepared for the veneer and an impression is taken so that the lab can make a model of your tooth to make your custom veneer. A temporary veneer will be made to protect your tooth and allow you to see the new shape or colour of your tooth. A colour shade will be chosen to match the Veneer match with your other adjacent teeth.
The second appointment will allow you to see the new veneer before it is bonded on.