Veneers are thin, custom-made ceramic or dental material shells that are applied to the front surface of teeth to improve and correct their appearance. They are available in various colors and shapes to meet the patient’s needs.
Veneers are typically used for aesthetic purposes to correct teeth with irregularities such as discolorations, cracks, wear, or deformities. They can also be used to correct gaps or uneven tooth shapes. Veneers can also help improve the appearance of slightly crooked teeth without requiring extensive orthodontics.
The application of veneers typically requires two dental visits. At the first visit, the dentist will prepare the teeth by removing a thin layer of the tooth surface to make room for the veneer. Then, an impression of the teeth is taken, which is sent to a dental laboratory where the veneer is custom-made. At the second visit, the veneer is applied to the teeth and permanently attached.
Veneers are usually a permanent solution to improve the appearance of teeth, as they are durable and resistant to stains and wear. However, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene and have regular dental check-ups to ensure the longevity of the veneers.
Overall, veneers offer a simple and effective method for correcting aesthetic dental problems and can help improve the patient’s confidence and quality of life. It is important, however, to receive comprehensive consultation with an experienced dentist to discuss individual needs and expectations and choose the best treatment option.