Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that cover your teeth for aesthetic purposes.
This procedure requires little or no anesthesia and can be a good choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. Veneers are placed to mask discolorations, to brighten teeth and to improve the overall appearance of your smile. Veneers can also be used to mask misaligned teeth, or gaps between teeth. They are placed over to your natural teeth and are bonded to your smile.
Veneers are made of porcelain. Porcelain is a material that simulates the strength and appearance of your enamel and teeth.
Your dentist will first assess your smile to determine if veneers fit into your customized treatment plan. Afterwards, an impression of your smile will be made and sent to a lab to have your veneers created. To prepare the teeth for the veneers, tooth structure is removed to accommodate the veneers. A very small portion of the tooth is removed, about a millimeter.
You will return to the dentist to have the veneers placed into your mouth.
For about a week or a little more, you will adjust to your new smile. Since your teeth have changed in shape and size, it will take a little bit of time for you to get used to using your new teeth. Brush and floss daily. After one or two weeks, your dentist will ask you to return for a follow-up appointment.
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