Veneers are thin, custom-made porcelain shells designed to bond to the front surface of the teeth. Composed of tooth-coloured materials, veneers are used to enhance the natural appearance of the teeth, create uniformity, and provide strength. Porecelain veneers are able to correct:
Before the veneer bonding process, your dentist will examine your mouth and discuss with you the goal result you want to achieve. Your dentist will take impressions of your tooth or teeth to be sent to a dental lab for construction. Your unique veneer(s) will typically be ready within 1-2 weeks. During the bonding process, the veneer is adjusted to fit each tooth, and is then prepared to ensure a strong process of bonding. The veneer is bonded to the tooth with a special cement material.
A patient will first speak with the dentist about their expectations, and the dentist will be able to determine if they are a candidate for veneers. In the next step, patient’s natural tooth or teeth will require preparation in order for the veneer to successfully bond to the surface(s). This involves the removal of natural enamel. Next, impressions will need to be taken and sent to a lab. It usually takes around 1-2 weeks for the custom-made veneers to come back from the lab. In the final steps, the veneers are adjusted by the dentist before they are bonded in place, ensuring a stunning outcome. A cement material is used for the bonding and then hardened with a high-intensity light.
Porcelain veneers are truly a wonderful and ideal choice for patients longing to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing smile.