Dental veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment used to improve the appearance of teeth. They are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth to create a more aesthetic look. Veneers can help to correct a range of dental issues, including chipped, discolored, or misshapen teeth.
The veneers process usually requires two appointments. During the first appointment, your dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel. This allows the veneers to fit properly and provides a secure bond. Next, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth to create custom veneers that match your natural teeth in size, shape, and color. In the meantime, temporary veneers may be placed on your teeth to protect them.
At the second appointment, your dentist will place the permanent veneers onto your teeth using a bonding agent and a curing light. Once the veneers are bonded in place, your dentist will make any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit and natural appearance.
With proper care, dental veneers can last for many years. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene practices and avoid habits such as biting hard objects or chewing on ice, which can damage your veneers. Your dentist can provide you with more information on how to care for your veneers and protect your investment.