What are veneers?


Veneers are very thin porcelain or composite resin shell that are bonded to the surface of the teeth. They are usually the dental treatment of choice for discolored, or chipped teeth, as well as for gaps between them. This helps improve the overall look of your teeth, therefore bringing back your confidence to flash your healthy smile.


During the dental procedure, the teeth are prepared by buffing them to allow space for the veneers. Once they are prepared, your dentist will carefully bond the material onto your teeth, and sculpt it accordingly. This is done when the veneers are made up of composite resin.


For ceramic veneers, however, they still have to be checked to see if the fit and the color are suitable before they are cemented. But before they are cemented, the tooth or teeth are first cleansed to aid in bonding. After this, the special cement is placed between the veneer and tooth. To harden the material, a light beam is used.


Mind you, veneers are an irreversible treatment, so you and your dentist, Doc ET, should discuss whether the procedure is right for you or not.


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