Veneers used in Cosmetic Dentistry to Change Your Smile

2013 June 24

Changing the appearance of your teeth , correcting defective, crooked or misaligned teeth or making them straighter or whiter to get a younger looking and attractive smile is easier today than it has ever been. There are a range and variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments available aimed at achieving beautiful and perfect teeth. One of the many cosmetic dentistry options available and widely used in smile makeover programmes is the use of dental veneers.

Dental veneers are custom made and bonded to your teeth and they are often used to change the shape, size, orientation and colour of teeth. Dental veneers are translucent and look exactly like normal teeth so they can be great of transforming the appearance of your teeth and changing how you look but they are a non-reversible and involve a permanent procedure so they cannot just be removed if you decide you no longer like the way the look or tire of them.

Dental veneers are useful for correcting many dental defects ; they can be used to make teeth look whiter, shorten or lengthen teeth, straighten them, correcting cracked or chipped teeth or close gaps between ‘goofy’ teeth .

There are basically three types of dental veneers – porcelain veneers, composite veneers and lumineers. Porcelain veneers and lumineers are usually more costly than composite veneers as they are custom made and tailored to each individual; they are also non reversible as they are bonded slithers of porcelain attached to teeth to change their appearance, shape or size. Composite veneers are not as permanent as porcelain veneers as they involve bonding and moulding composite around a tooth to change the shape rather than bonding porcelain to the tooth

Before a dental porcelain veneer can be fixed, your tooth has to be prepared for the procedure. Initially, a small amount of tooth enamel needs to be removed in order for the dental veneer to be bonded to the natural tooth. Dental veneers can be expected to last for 10-15 years if they are properly cared for but you may need to consider their replacement at some time in the future as they are not made to last for life

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