Today we have exciting new biomaterials that can give your smile a lift without invasive treatments.
Dental veneers (also called porcelain Veneers) are custom made, waffer thin shells to fit over your natural teeth, with a finish more translucent to blend in with surrounding teeth. So people won’t notice your tooth, they’ll simply see your beautiful, natural smile.
Ultra-thin porcelain veneers can correct chipped, weakened, or discoloured teeth. They can change the shape , length and microtexture of your teeth. Also veneers can help with misaligned, uneven and abnormally spaced teeth. No more gaps or embarrassing chips. And veneers can return real structural integrity to damaged teeth, while leaving them looking as good (or possibly better) than the originals.
On the above video you can see traditional technique for the veneer preparation.
Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite material. They can be fabricated by a dental technician in a laboratory and then bonded to the patient’s teeth in dentist’s surgery.
Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. You will need to discuss the best choice of veneer material for you with your dentist.
In the past veneers required some adjustments to the teeth surfaces, which created irreversible changes to the natural teeth. But now dentists have the opportunity to use ultrathin porcelain , with the adjustments only when absolutely necessary. Minimally invasive technique eliminates the need of anaesthesia or temporaries to wear between dental appointments.
What is involved in making the veneers??
On the first visit the dentist will take precise impressions of your teeth. Then you and your dentist will establish the future shade of the veneers. You don’t need any temporary work, the laboratory will create the veneers based on your dentist’s prescription , including shape, shade, and any special features you may like (spots, dots, imperfections – to obtain the most natural look).
During the second visit veneers will be bonded to your teeth without need of anaesthetics, cleaned from the excess of cement – and you’ll be ready to smile!
Can the ultra thin veneers be removed ?
Yes, they are completely reversible because there’s no grinding down of healthy tooth structure, in most cases. Your natural teeth are still intact and strong.