What are dental veneers?
A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain or plastic that is bonded to a tooth to improve its color and shape. A veneer generally covers only the front and top of a tooth.
Veneers can be used to close spaces between teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth, or whiten stained or dark teeth. When teeth are chipped or beginning to wear, veneers can protect them from damage and restore their original appearance.
Dental veneers are one of the most effective ways to improve the appearance of your smile. The dental veneers procedure starts with a consultation and a digital smile design, which allows you to see what’s possible before the procedure begins. You can also experiment with different materials to see if the price of dental veneers fits into your budget.
If you’re considering a smile makeover or investing in a set of bespoke veneers, here’s everything you should know about the procedure:
Is it Time to Get Dental Veneers?
The dental veneers procedure is well-known for giving teeth the illusion of being straighter, whiter, and more properly formed. Our digital smile design can show you what’s possible if you have minor gaps between teeth, crowding, or misshaped/chipped enamel. Consider how your before and after outcomes will appear before the real veneers are applied.
Veneers are a great option for people who have a healthy smile but dislike the appearance of their teeth. The one- or two-visit procedure can change one or more of your teeth at the same time. They’re the ideal pick-me-up for when you need the courage to smile or laugh in front of others.
Dental Veneers: Who Should Get Them?
The first stage in the dental veneers procedure is to see if you are a good candidate for veneers. You must have healthy teeth and gums (no current decay or major structural issues) (no periodontal disease or serious gum recession.) To ensure that your mouth is healthy, a routine dental exam and basic X-rays are usually all that is required. Veneers should not be placed on problematic teeth since they may trap active decay and lead to more serious structural problems later.
Dental veneers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. In truth, the price of dental veneers is frequently determined by the design chosen. The bespoke porcelain veneer is the most popular (and striking) option. For the best aesthetics, these patterns are handmade in a lab out of durable ceramics. Dental veneers that are molded by hand and inserted at the same visit are known as same-day or “chairside” veneers. Chairside veneers are most effective when only one or two teeth are involved. No-prep veneers are also a popular topic of discussion!