A veneer is a thin shell-like layer of porcelain or composite material made to fit over the front surface of your existing teeth. They can be used to improve teeth in a range of ways, including masking any discolouration, altering the size, shape or length, closing any small gaps or restoring chipped teeth.
What Are Veneers?
Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or composite resin. Porcelain veneers provide a very natural appearance as they mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth. They also resist stains better than composite veneers.
At Champion Dental, we can explain how veneers work, and if suitable how they would improve and enhance your smile.
What is the process of getting Dental Veneers?
Usually the process requires three appointments – one for a consultation and two to make and apply the veneers. One tooth or many teeth can undergo the veneering process at the same time.
To prepare a tooth for a veneer, we must remove a small portion of the tooth surface to give enough room for the veneer to sit. Next, we will take an impression, of your tooth/teeth. This impression is sent out to our dental laboratory, where an experienced ceramic technician will make your veneer/s. It usually takes 2-3 weeks for the veneers to come back from the laboratory. Temporary dental veneers can be used in the meantime.
When ready we will place the veneer on your tooth to examine its fit and colour first and once happy, your tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched. Etching roughens the tooth to allow for a strong bonding process. A special cement is applied to the veneer and it is then placed on your tooth. The final steps involve removing any excess cement, checking your bite and making any adjustments.
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Come see the dentists at Champion Dental to see if veneers are the best solution for giving you the smile of your dreams. We love seeing the confidence and results that veneers give our patients. Contact us now, and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have about this treatment!