What are Veneers?
Veneers, without a doubt, are a sure-shot solution to help you achieve the smile you desire. Veneers are thin covers, either made of porcelain or composite resin, specifically designed to add to the front of the tooth. The correct dental problems such as discoloration, minor misalignment, chips or cracks. It is also used to reduce teeth gaps and restore worn teeth.
How do veneers work?
At Samaj Dental, our specialized dentist first prepares your teeth by buffing the enamel. This helps the veneer to sit intact on the tooth’s surface. Following this, porcelain veneers or composite resins are placed to fit the tooth.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made and they require to be placed in a position that fits the shape of the tooth and also the color. The veneer is then cemented into place.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers have a wide range of benefits which includes:
• strong and long-lasting
• natural-looking surface
• less removal of enamel from the teeth
Composite resin veneers, on the other hand, are manually applied one layer at a time and sculpted onto the tooth. A special light is used to cure the resin that makes it hard every year. Finally, the veneers are smoothed and polished to get the desired natural-looking teeth.
Like porcelain veneers, these veneers are natural-looking and stainless but they are not stronger compared to porcelain veneers. However, they can be repaired easily and quickly and they also cost less than porcelain veneers.
How long does it take to place Veneers?
The entire process takes about one to two weeks. The reason is that the dentist needs to take an impression of your teeth to make the veneers which take about one to two weeks. Attaching the veneer takes about an hour or so and a follow-up visit after a few weeks is required to assure the proper functioning and placement of the veneers.