Exams, Cleaning, X-Rays, & Sealants
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-coloured materials designed to cover the front side of teeth to improve the overall appearance of teeth. A veneer is glued onto your existing tooth and can make your teeth look natural, whiter and healthier and can be done in 2 visits. The first to prepare the tooth and to match the shade, and the second to fit it. They are made of either thin plastic resin or porcelain and can be placed to:
- Correct poorly formed or mildly mal-positioned teeth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Mask internal stains
- Restore partially broken-down teeth
Tooth preparation is minimal and confined to the enamel structure. The veneer is bonded to the tooth structure with tooth-coloured resin cement. Several visits are necessary to complete treatment. Patients should be aware that this is usually an irreversible process because it’s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the shell.
How long do dental veneers last?
They should be in place for many years if you look after them well.
They can break and become chipped just like natural teeth and you will need to take care when playing sports or eating hard foods.