No matter where you come from or what language you speak, your smile is a hugely important form of communication. It instantly portrays your image, personality, mood and confidence. It says so much about you to the people you greet, welcoming them and putting them at ease.
Veneers are thin, custom-made mouldings that cover the fronts of unsightly teeth. They are crafted from tooth-coloured, high-tech materials to portray a natural, bright smile.
Veneers provide an alternative to traditional crowns. They cover unattractive gaps, and can mask stained, miss-shaped, or crooked teeth. If these conditions apply to your mouth, veneers may be your option.
Veneers are intended to last for many years. Unlike most bonding materials, veneers will not change colour over time. You should consult your dentist to find exactly how long veneers will last in your mouth.
The tooth is reshaped initially to allow for the added thickness of the veneer. A moulded image is taken from the tooth and sent to a dental laboratory where the veneer is custom-made for your mouth. The veneer is applied with adhesive material which bonds it to the original tooth structure.
Custom made veneers resist stain from coffee, tea, and cigarette smoke because they are made of high-tech, extremely polishable materials.
Here are some tips for making sure veneer stay sparkling
Good oral hygiene will ensure your veneers are strong and provide you with a long-lasting, attractive smile.
When considering veneers, there are some important points to note before undergoing the treatment.
Strength of veneers
Veneers provide more strength when crushing an object than twisting or tearing. Therefore, just as with natural teeth, patients with veneers are advised to avoid opening nut shells, chewing on bone or any other matter that may cause the veneers to chip or crack.
Because a small amount of tooth is reduced to fit the veneers, the process is NOT reversible.