Dental veneers is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the appearance of your smile and teeth. The veneer is only about as thick as a contact lens and is cemented onto the front surface of your existing tooth using a strong luting (cementing) agent. Sometimes a small amount of tooth structure is removed from the front surface to facilitate good bonding and to ensure good final aesthetics.
Who is suitable for Dental Veneers?
Anyone who wishes to improve the appearance of their teeth should consider veneers. They are most useful for those who:
•Want to correct discoloured teeth (where teeth whitening cannot provide a satisfactory result)
•Want to change the shape of your teeth (make them longer, shorter, thinner or broader)
•Want to correct rotated or misaligned teeth
•Have worn down teeth
•Have fillings which frequently break and fracture
What material are dental veneers made from?
Dental veneers can be made from any of the materials mentioned below:
Composite resin is a tooth-coloured pliable material that can be placed directly unto your teeth. It is widely used in dental fillings and for cosmetic bonding. Its main advantage is that it can be placed in a single visit.