Veneers are shells that are tooth coloured and bonded to the front of your teeth. Veneers are usually made from porcelain or composite resin. They help to modify the shape and colour of your teeth as well as enhance your smile.
Veneers are usually recommended for the following conditions
- Stained or darkened teeth
- Chipped or damaged teeth
- Peg laterals or misshapen teeth
- Teeth in faulty positions
- Gaps between teeth
Before patients with above conditions can proceed with dental veneer, our dentists will evaluate the suitability by conduction an examination followed by an X-Ray. Only patients with healthy gums and teeth are suitable for veneers. If you are unsuitable for veneers, our dentists may recommend crowns or braces to resolve your dental issues.
It can take from one to three visits for veneers to be made and bonded to your teeth. For simple modifications, it usually takes one visit to complete the procedure. For extensive modifications, more steps are involved:
- An impression of your teeth will be taken and it will be used for the development of a treatment plan.
- During your second visit, our dentists will propose a treatment plan, together with the type of veneers best suited for you. If you are agreeable with the proposed treatment plan, we will begin the procedure by removing some enamel from your teeth surface to make space for the veneers.
- The amount of enamel removed ranges from 0.5mm to 0.7mm. We may give you a local anaesthetic to reduce pain.