If you don’t like your smile then veneers may be just the answer you are looking for. When one tooth or several teeth have a different color than the others or the teeth are different sizes and shapes, veneers may be the perfect solution. They consist of wafer thin materials that look just like a natural tooth and they are bonded to the outside front of a tooth to change its length, size, shape or color. Veneers are made of composite resin materials or porcelain and the porcelain veneers are able to resist stains better than veneers made of resin. They also appear more natural.
Veneers look like real teeth and they are able to reflect light in the same manner that a real tooth does. Porcelain veneers are extremely strong and won’t wear down the same way a natural tooth would. These veneers can last for years and still look fantastic as long as they are cared for properly.
A special cement is used when attaching the veneers to the teeth to ensure their longevity. The coverings are created according to the translucency and the color of your own teeth or you can opt to brighten the color of your teeth if you are getting veneers for all of your front teeth. Some people with naturally-occurring yellow teeth choose to get bright white veneers for a smile makeover.
Your dentist will let you know if veneers are your best option during the initial consultation. As a patient it’s important for you to clearly establish the cosmetic goals you wish to achieve so that he can outline the best possible procedure. It’s important to determine ahead of time that the look you’re trying to achieve can be created through the use of veneers.
Veneers act as a mask to cover certain flaws such as stains or chips and are considered to be a permanent solution. They cover the tooth’s surface and can even be used to fill small gaps between the teeth. This may be a good option if there is a gap between the 2 front teeth when the teeth are straight and no orthodontic work is really required.
Veneers are often used to close teeth gaps, cover discolored teeth, repair chipped or broken teeth, create uniformly-shaped teeth and enhance a smile. During the procedure impressions will be taken of the teeth that will be getting the veneers. In some cases a temporary veneer will be placed on each tooth until the custom-made veneers arrive at the dentist’s office. They are then individually bonded to the teeth and the patient can instantly start smiling with confidence. You’ll be able to eat regular foods and if tooth discoloration is the reason why you opted for veneers in the first place, you’ll never have to worry about getting teeth whitening again.