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You need dental veneers if you have the following dental issues and wish to improve the appearance of your teeth:
- Stained teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Tooth gaps
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Misshapen or uneven teeth
- Worn-down teeth
A dental veneer procedure usually takes one to two dental appointments. It may take one to two hours for each visit, depending on the number of teeth to be covered.
The first step in this cosmetic procedure is tooth preparation. Your dentist will clean your teeth and might remove some enamel to create a rougher surface to which the veneer can cling.
Composite resin veneers can be attached in one appointment. These are applied with an adhesive and are customised to match your teeth’s shape. A special light solidifies the composite, then it is polished to resemble a natural tooth.
In the case of porcelain veneers, they are crafted in a dental laboratory, so the process can be longer. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth, which will be sent to a dental laboratory. It will take one to two weeks to fabricate your custom-fit porcelain veneers. You may have temporary porcelain veneers fitted while you wait for your permanent veneers to be made.
Dental veneers provide an excellent treatment option for people who have stained, chipped, misshapen, gapped, crooked, or worn teeth. Veneers offer many benefits, including:
- Enhance the beauty of your smile by closing gaps between teeth, hiding chips and cracks, covering stains on teeth, and making crooked teeth appear straighter.
- Give you a beautiful smile that feels and looks natural.
- Protect the surfaces of the teeth from further damage and stains.
- Provide you with durable teeth that will last for many years.
Getting dental veneers is not painful at all. This cosmetic dentistry treatment involves removing a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. The enamel does not contain any nerve endings, so you won’t feel a thing. If you have discomfort, your dentist may recommend an anaesthetic, but it is usually painless.
Your teeth may be sensitive to cold or hot foods and drinks after the dental procedure, but it is temporary and won’t last long.
While veneers are durable and stain-resistant, they do require care to maintain their appearance. Here are a few oral health care guidelines for taking care of your veneers:
- Just like natural teeth, dental veneers must be brushed at least twice daily. Be sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste to avoid damaging the veneers. In addition, you should floss every day to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth. You can also maintain healthy teeth by gargling with an antibacterial mouthwash.
- When it comes to hard foods, avoid biting into or chewing on them with your veneers. Hard candy and ice cubes can break the veneers, so be careful when eating them. You should also avoid opening packages or bottles with your teeth.
- Regular dental exams and cleanings are also recommended every six months. It will help to keep your teeth and gums healthy and prevent problems in the future.
- Mouth guards can protect your dental veneers from breaking. Make sure you wear a custom mouth guard if you play contact sports or engage in high-risk activities. Wear a mouthguard at night if you grind your teeth during sleep.