Teeth veneers are a good idea to cover blemishes or imperfections. The coating is a thin coating, available in different shades. Your goal is probably a whiter, brighter smile, but you do not want them to look unnatural. Before and after result from veneers can give you the confidence to smile. The dental team will help you choose the right color.
The veneer can be porcelain or resin, a type of hard plastic. Both materials are resistant, although porcelain can be broken.
Resin varieties are quicker to apply but may be less resistant than porcelain with respect to stains. If stains are your current problem, porcelain may be the best option.
Both types require the removal of some of your existing dental enamels. Porcelain veneers require the removal of a little less polishing, but not enough to really make a difference.
Taking a mold of the tooth you want to cover is considered as the first step. This mold is sent to a laboratory that manufactures coverings from the material of your choice.
When the veneers arrive, you will return to your dentist. The tooth will be clean and rough so that the cement can adhere to the coating.
Once applied, the dentist and you will perform a final check to make sure the veneer is perfect. The last step is exposure to a special light that hardens the cement.
Although the appearance of a coating is slightly different from that of a natural tooth, the difference will not be obvious to your friends or family. What you might notice is that you smile more often.
The only negative side effect that some people experience is a greater sensitivity to very hot or very cold foods and beverages. If you decide to use the resin material, remember that the smoke from the coffee and the cigarette can easily stain the veneer.
You will find that brushing and flossing are not different depending on the procedure. If a veneer is damaged, perhaps in the same way as the original tooth, it can be removed and replaced, but not repaired.
During dental routines and check-ups cleaning, your new teeth veneers will not require any additional care. It’s almost like having a new tooth.