Dental veneering is a popular technique used for dramatic smile makeovers – changing an entire smile by altering the shape, colour, size and arrangement of teeth. Excellent results can be achieved in a matter of weeks as opposed to the longer treatment times needed for orthodontics.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are wafer thin shells of tooth coloured material that are bonded to the front surface of existing teeth to improve their cosmetic appearance. Dental veneers can also be used to close spaces between teeth, correct the shape, colour and arrangement of teeth. The most popular type of dental veneer is made of porcelain, which offer a stronger and more durable alternative to the plastic counterpart.
The placement of dental veneers involves only minimal preparation of the front surface of the tooth. Before the final dental veneers are bonded onto the teeth, temporary dental veneers are first placed, to preview shape and colour.
Porcelain dental veneers are placed to mask discolouration, brighten teeth, change shape or change arrangement of teeth.
Dental veneers are highly resistant to permanent staining and they provide a quick conservative approach to improving a smile.