Dental veneers are thin shells made from porcelain or a composite resin that is customized and bonded to the front of your teeth. Unlike tooth bonding, veneers cover your entire tooth, not just the front. They look natural and are stain-resistant.
How are veneers applied?
A root canal is often necessary to save a tooth that has been severely damaged due to decay. When the inside of the tooth becomes infected, a root canal procedure is necessary to remove the damaged portion and refill the tooth with a rubber-like material.
Are veneers the right choice for me?
Veneers are a versatile treatment that can improve the way your smile looks in one or more ways. Veneers can address multiple concerns. For example, veneers can close gaps between teeth, cover chips, hide stains, and straighten the appearance of your smile.
What are the advantages of dental veneers?
Veneers offer a number of advantages over other cosmetic treatments. For one thing, they can give you a perfect smile. They also are stain-resistant, and in some cases, they can last as long as 10 years. Veneers are custom-made for each person, and you can choose the color, shape, and size of your new smile.
Veneers also are less invasive and painless. The treatment requires minimal tooth modification and offers instant results.
What are the steps I should care for after the procedure?
Patients should be aware that smoking is not healthy for their teeth or gums. The chemicals in cigarettes and cigars can seriously damage the gums, causing irreversible damage that may require surgery to repair.
Additionally, patients should be careful not to bite their nails, pencils, or pens. These habits can cause your teeth to chip, crack, or break.