Dental veneers are thin tooth-colored shells that are attached with the front surface of teeth to improve teeth appearance.
Veneers can be used for different cosmetic concerns broken, colored, or small than normal teeth.
Veneers are not the same as dental implants and crowns. Veneer only covers the front surface of teeth, Dental Implant replaces the entire tooth, Crown encases the entire tooth.
Types of veneer:
Veneer is most commonly made from porcelain
1. Preparation Veneers: This type only traditional veneer requires more intense preparation work.
2. Non-preparation Veneers: This type of veneer requires less preparation work as compared to traditional veneers.
How does veneer put on teeth?
Before any surgery or treatment on teeth, a dentist might give deep cleaning for teeth and gum to retain tarter and bacteria from teeth and gums. Your dentist then uses dental cement to bond the veneer to the teeth. And then using ultraviolet light to harder this cements.
Preparing for veneer
1. Patients should not hide any disease from their dental surgeon.
2. If any types of pregnancy or heart disease are shared with your dentist.
3. Discuss the risk and benefit with your dentist.
A porcelain traditional variety typically lasts between 10-15 years whereas non prep veneer around 5-7 years.
You should take care following precautions after veneers are applied
➔ Don’t chew hard objects.
➔ Never use your teeth to open packaging.
➔ Try to avoid chewing with your front teeth.