Dental veneers are basically wafer thin shells of tooth-coloured or similar material that are used to cover the front layer of the teeth for cosmetic purposes. Dental veneers are also referred to as porcelain veneers. Veneers are commonly used to change the shape, length, colours and size of the teeth, while being bonded to the front layer of the teeth.

Either resin or porcelain is usually used in the making of the veneers. The porcelain veneers resist the stains better, while the light-reflecting characteristics of them help them better mimick the natural teeth than the resin veneers. The veneers made out of resin are thinner, and placing them requires less of the tooth surface. It is always suggested to consult the doctor, before opting for a veneer.

A number of problems can be fixed by Dental Veneers, which are listed below:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Discoloured teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Worn down teeth
  • Irregular, misaligned or unevenly shaped teeth

Procedure

To get your own set of dental veneers, you must first consult a dentist, and then let the clinic make you suitable veneers. After finally making them, you must get them applied by the dentist. Veneers can be easily applied to one or more teeth, depending on the requirements.

Before the dentist makes veneers for your teeth, you have to explain them what sort of result, you wish to achieve. The dentist will be thoroughly examining your teeth during the first appointment, and will determine whether dental veneers are suitable for you or not. Your dentist may do some tests, and may also take some dental X-rays before proceeding further.

Before the dental veneers Solihull are permanently cemented into your tooth, the dentist will be checking whether it fits properly and its colour is proper or not, by temporarily placing in onto your teeth. To further ensure whether the veneer fits in properly or not, the dentist might remove the veneers multiple times, and trim it. Your dentist may also use cement in order to adjust the veneers colour to your natural teeth. Afterwards, the dentist will be cleaning, polishing and etching your teeth to roughen them, so that the bonding process is strong.

Your dentist will be applying special cement to the veneers, and will place it on your teeth. After positioning the veneer onto your teeth correctly, a light beam will be applied with it, activating all the chemicals in the cement, which in turn will harden it. In the final steps, excess amount of cement will be removed, and your bite will be evaluated. The final adjustments will be performed as necessary to the veneers.

Benefits

There are a number of benefits, which come with the dental veneers. These benefits are listed as follows:

  • Porcelain veneers are resistant to stain
  • A natural appearance is provided to your tooth
  • Darker teeth can be made to appear whiter
  • Porcelain is tolerated quite well by gum tissue

A conventional approach to change the shape and colour of the teeth is offered by dental veneers Solihull. The extensive long shaping before the procedure, which is required by crowns is also not required with veneers.