Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of the teeth, providing a natural, attractive look. All defects including, stained teeth, chipped teeth, crooked teeth, excessively small teeth, excessively large teeth, surface defects on teeth, gaps between teeth, overall unaesthetic smile etc can not only be corrected but also the smile can be enhanced to glamorous proportions using veneers and metal free crowns.
Both these treatment modalities used either individually or in combination with each other bring about the true magic of a dazzling smile transformation. Even regular smiles can be enhanced by altering the shade and the smile line to bring it in harmony with the rest of the face.
Types of Dental Veneers
The two most common materials used in dental veneers are composite resin and porcelain. Both types of veneers can be fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory. Porcelain material is brittle; however, when it is firmly bonded to the tooth it can become very strong and durable. Composite veneers can also be fabricated by the dentist inside your mouth at a dental office.
How are Dental Veneers Placed?
The dentist would remove a small amount of the tooth surface to permit placement of the veneer. An impression is taken of the tooth and sent to the dental laboratory. The dental veneer is then made to fit the tooth and mouth. The veneer is bonded to the tooth with resin cement.
Cleaning Your Dental Veneers
Dental veneers should be cleaned like your own teeth. Flossing once a day and brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste will help to remove food debris and plaque bacteria.
How much time does it take?
It takes around 3-4 days to make porcelain vaneers and for making composite laminates, it just take a few hours and both the procedures are absolutely painless. A lot of patients from abroad are especially coming for these procedures.