Many patients are discovering the benefits of dental veneers. Unlike a crown, which covers the entire tooth, a veneer is a thin covering that is placed over the front (visible) part of the tooth.
The dentist applies veneers in a simple, comfortable procedure that takes just a few visits.
Veneers are a popular treatment option for several reasons:
Types of Veneers:
There are two types of veneers:
Ceramic veneers are extremly thin shells made of a strong and durable dental ceramic.
The dentist removes a small amount of enamel from the front and sides of the tooth.
This makes room for the veneer and prevents the restored tooth from feeling or looking bulky or unnatural.
Next, the dentist makes an impression of the prepared teeth so that the shape of the preparations and surrounding teeth can be replicated in the dental laboratory.
The dentist also looks for the shade that will best match or blend with the other teeth.
The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory that makes the ceramic veneers to fit your individual teeth. This may take several days.
At the next visit, the dentist places the veneers on the teeth to check the fit and shape.
After any adjustments, the teeth are cleaned and the ceramic veneers are bonded to the teeth with dental cement.
Further adjustments may be done at a subsequent appointment.
Resin-based composite veneers:
Resin-based composite veneers generally are placed in one appointmen.
After, the tooth is prepared or reshaped, the dentist carefully bonds and sculpts the composite material in a color that matches your other teeth.
A special light is used to harden the composite.
The veneer is smoothed and polished to look like a natural tooth.
Choosing Veneers: Considerations
In a relatively short time, IMED commenced with the unique concept of treatment planning where utmost priority is given to patient information, consultation, explanation of treatment and the follow up after the treatment. Right from the establishment day, the clinic has strived and succeeded in imparting quality dental care. To provide clients world-class services that are based on the latest dental technology as well as the field’s best practices; and to make dental services available by our carefully selected team and extensive experience in total quality management.
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