Veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure used to improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored, chipped, misaligned, or have other types of cosmetic imperfections. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth to improve their shape, size, and color.
During a veneer procedure, the dentist will first prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of the tooth’s enamel. They will then take impressions of the teeth and send them to a dental laboratory where the veneers will be custom-made to fit the patient’s teeth precisely.
Once the veneers are ready, the dentist will bond them to the front surface of the teeth using a special dental adhesive. The veneers are then trimmed and polished to achieve a natural-looking, seamless appearance.
Veneers can be made from several different materials, including porcelain and composite resin. Porcelain veneers are more durable and stain-resistant, while composite resin veneers are less expensive and can be applied in a single visit.
Veneers are a popular cosmetic dental procedure that can help to improve the appearance of a wide range of dental imperfections. With proper care and maintenance, veneers can last for many years and provide patients with a brighter, more confident smile. It’s important to talk to your dentist about the most appropriate treatment options for your individual needs and goals.