Veneers are thin shells that cover the front surface of your teeth. They resemble natural teeth in color, shape, and size. They are thin enough to fit on the front surface of your teeth while still offering strength and durability. 

What Are Veneers Used For? 

Veneers are used to treat several dental issues.

Some of the common uses of veneers are: 

  • Whiten discolored teeth
  • Fix chipped or cracked teeth 
  • Correct crooked or gapped teeth 
  • Improve your bite 

Who Can Have Veneers? 

Veneers can be applied to each and every person who meets the following requirements: 

  • Should have good oral health 
  • No gum disease or periodontal pockets 
  • No decay or cavities in the area of treatment, and healthy oral tissues

How Many Veneers Do You Need? 

The number of veneers you need depends on the extent of the treatment required. The dentist will evaluate your mouth, take impressions, and then make a decision. In some cases, a single veneer is sufficient to fix your dental problem. However, in others, multiple veneers need to be placed.

What Is the Procedure for Veneers? 

Placing veneers takes a few visits to our dentist. The dentist will take impressions of your teeth during the first visit to create a custom veneer for you that fits your tooth shade and appearance. Next, the dentist will trim and grind your teeth to prepare them for the placement of veneers. 

The dentist will then place the custom-made veneer on your tooth and secure it with dental cement while making sure that it is not interfering with other dental work in progress. Next, she will polish your new veneer so that it matches the color of your natural tooth.  

What Are the Benefits of Veneers? 

Veneers offer a natural-looking smile that you can flaunt without any hesitation. They look like your natural teeth in both color and shape. The best thing about them is that they last for several years without any issues. Veneers are also resistant to stains and discolorations caused by tea, coffee, alcohol, or foods like berries or blueberries. They are durable and very strong as compared to other types of restorations like composite filling material or crowns.

Veneers do not require any special care or maintenance besides regular brushing and flossing. But still, you should remember not to brush them too hard so as not to chip or break them. You can eat whatever you want because these restorations are stain-resistant but remember to brush regularly to avoid the accumulation of bacteria on them that could cause cavities or discoloration.