Minor surface imperfections on the teeth, such as chipping, cracks, excessive wear, significant gaps between adjacent teeth, etc. can make your smile look displeasing. A simple and effective way to treat such issues is by using porcelain veneers. Veneers are made from dental-grade ceramic and can be customized as required to mimic the exact appearance of the adjoining teeth. This keeps them under disguise and avoids easy detection.
Uses of veneers
Cracked teeth: When you bite into anything too hard or take a strong blow to the mouth, the teeth could crack and allow the microbes to enter the root canal cavity. Hence, we suggest you get such teeth restored using a veneer.
Chipped or misshapen teeth: If the teeth are out of shape, they leave a nasty appearance on your smile. They can be shaped appropriately to give you a perfect, even smile.
Discolored teeth: We usually recommend teeth whitening procedures to get rid of discoloration. But, when the severity of staining is extreme, a veneer can be bonded to the tooth to make it look whiter.
Excessively worn out teeth: Bruxism is an oral condition where patients tend to grind their teeth and clench their jaw subconsciously. Sometimes, the teeth could become weak due to a lack of calcium and severe wear. They can be restored to their ideal contour using veneers.
Large gaps between teeth: Spacing is a form of malocclusion where the teeth erupt spaced too far apart from each other. Bonding veneers can eliminate the gaps in such teeth.
How are veneers bonded?
Veneers are customized restorations. The dentist will examine your teeth and determine the best treatment solution. The teeth will be cleaned, and a thin layer of enamel will be removed by buffing to make space for the veneer. Digital impressions of the teeth will be created by scanning the teeth and will be shared with a dental laboratory. The veneer will be fabricated in a few days, after which the dentist will schedule a second appointment for you.
The teeth will be cleaned, and an etching solution will be applied to it. This helps to roughen the surface of the tooth so that the restoration can adhere well to it. We use photosensitive dental adhesives for the bonding procedure as it offers excellent sealing properties. Once the veneer is fixed in place, the adhesive will be hardened using a curing light. The veneer will be polished to give it a life-like appearance.
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