A dental veneer is a thin layer of porcelain or composite material that is bonded to the tooth’s surface. Veneers are a great alternative to improve the appearance of your smile.
The first part of the procedure is a consultation with your dentist. Let your dentist know about the results you want to achieve after the treatment.
Your dentist will examine your mouth and also review your medical history to determine whether you’re suitable for veneers. You may be asked to take X-rays. Your dentist will also educate you about what veneers can and cannot do to set your expectations.
If you’re qualified and you agree to limitations of the procedure, you may now proceed to the next stage – the actual procedure. Veneers are applied to the teeth in 2 visits to the dentist:
The steps may change depending on the material that you choose for your veneers. Porcelain and composite resin are the most commonly used.
With porcelain veneers, a mold or impression of your teeth will be necessary. For composite resin veneers, on the other hand, your dentist can sculpt the material right after preparing your teeth. Composite resin veneers, hence, can be completed faster.