What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-coloured materials such as porcelain or plastic.
They are designed to cover the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. These shells are bonded to your teeth changing their colour, shape, size, or length.
What are the different types?
Veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials.
Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers, and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth.
Resin veneers are thinner and require less removal of tooth structure before placement.
Why are veneers used?
They can be used to correct a number of dental problems, including:
- Misshapen teeth
- Teeth that are too small or too large
- Chips or cracks in the tooth enamel
- Stains on the teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Veneers can give you a beautiful, white and healthy-looking smile. They are durable and long-lasting. With proper care, veneers can last for many years. They are stain resistant and easy to keep clean.
What care and maintenance is involved?
Veneers require the same care as natural teeth.
Be sure to brush and floss daily, and see your dentist regularly for checkups and cleaning.
Avoid biting hard objects as this can damage them. Also avoid using abrasive toothpastes or whiteners that can scratch the surface.
What does our veneers process involve?
- Initial consultation to discover your needs and goals
- Formulate cosmetic plan according to your budget
- Teeth preparation: gentle shaping in order for them to hold veneer
- Permanent veneers placed by our cosmetic dentistry experts
If you are considering veneers, please take advantage of our FREE Smile Makeover Consultation
Connect with our team of aesthetic dentistry specialists at Dakabin Dental to decide if they are the right option for you and to see how we can completely transform your smile!
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