Dental veneers are an excellent cosmetic dentistry option as they create bright, white smiles that are perfectly aligned. Veneers are very thin, translucent pieces of composite resin material or porcelain (ceramic) which are firmly bonded to the front of the teeth with a special dental adhesive and are perfect for both upper and lower teeth.
When dentists affix dental veneers, they create an instant improvement to the patient’s original teeth, resulting in a much more attractive smile.
As this is a cosmetic dentistry procedure, veneers are not considered suitable for a person with oral health problems. They are ideal, however, for solutions to cosmetic dental problems such as:
- Disguising discoloured teeth
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Whitening teeth
- Covering worn or chipped teeth
- Correcting poorly aligned or misshapen teeth
- Increasing size of teeth
Different Types of Veneers:
They are used for irregularly formed teeth, either size or appearance, and spaces between teeth. The treatment involves applying a composite material to the surface of a tooth, which is of the same colour, moulding it into the desired shape and using a bonding agent. The patient does not require local anaesthetic as it is a painless procedure and, as it is reversible, it is possible to easily carry out any modifications considered necessary. ICEO Dental recommends composite veneers as a simple, excellent obtain the shape, size and appearance of teeth most suitable for their patients.
A porcelain veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made-to-measure in a laboratory which is bonded to a tooth to give it the size, shape and colour desired. In the case of porcelain veneers, several visits to the dentist are required to firstly reduce the thickness of the tooth, then take measurements for the veneer, pass on the details to the laboratory and, once ready, bond the veneer to the surface of the tooth. Unlike composite veneers, this process is irreversible.