Veneers are often referred to as “Instant Orthodontics”. Think you need braces? Not always as a substantial aesthetic effect can be obtained with a veneer and minimal tooth preparation is required. No need to go through months of teeth straightening to improve the look of your teeth when veneers can do it in two visits.
Veneers are a great alternative to otherwise painful, complex and long-winded dental procedures to improve the appearance of your smile.
Common problems that Veneers will address:
- Spaces between the teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Permanently stained or discolored teeth
- Crooked or misshapen teeth
- Worn teeth
- Teeth with mismatched fillings
Visit # 1 Veneer Preparation: The teeth are prepared by removing 0.3 to 0.5 mm of enamel (the thickness of a fingernail) to allow room for the veneer layer. Depending on the shape and position of your teeth veneers can be made with little to no tooth preparation. An impression of the teeth is taken and sent to a specialised dental laboratory that will create the veneers.
Visit #2 Veneer Bonding: Attaching the veneer to the tooth. After cleaning of the tooth surface with special primers the veneer is bonded to the tooth with a veneer dental cement designed to optimise the cosmetic end result of your veneer. This dental cement is then hardened with an ultra violet light and your veneer is bonded in place.