Smile with Dental veneers

2010 September 29
by Asha Sood

Some people only visit a dentist when they have toothache or major dental problems and regular maintenance visits are often ignored. This approach can lead to more severe dental and oral issues which can ultimately prove more difficult to address and also result in a detrimental effect to the health of your teeth and gums. It is important to take regular care of our teeth.

Good teeth and a lovely smile not only make you look good but they also radiate health and confidence. People often realise the importance of having healthy teeth only after they have damaged them. Cosmetic dentistry has advanced rapidly over the years and today, there are many wonderful solutions for people who want to regain a beautiful set of teeth.

Veneers are an ultra-thin , translucent laminate material which are bonded to the front of your teeth permanently. Veneers are usually made of porcelain and are used to treat dental problems such as filling gaps between two teeth, making broken or cracked teeth look perfectly normal, mending severely chipped teeth and also for changing the colour of heavily stained teeth which will not respond to teeth whitening.

Veneers can be either porcelain or composite.
Porcelain dental veneers are the more popular type of veneer as they look like natural teeth and they are also very strong and durable.
Composite veneers are less costly but they do chip and discolour more easily and do not look as natural as porcelain veneers.

In most cases, only a small amount of natural tooth is removed in order to bond the veneer to the tooth being treated.

Many of the celebrities you see with dazzling white smiles have had veneers to transform their problem teeth into a beautiful, straight set of pearly whites.

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