Dental veneers are very thin, custom-made shells made up of ceramic (or in some cases composite resin material) that are bonded to the front of teeth. Veneers are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also provides users with a proper substitute of strength and durability the enamel in our teeth usually supply.
Veneers can be used to fix some of the following problems:
Discolored teeth either because of a root canal, smoking, or improper care
Chipped or broken teeth
Teeth that are worn down
Uneven or irregularly shaped teeth
Teeth that are misaligned
Teeth with gaps between them (to close the gap)
How are veneers applied?
Once your dentist has approved you for veneers, he or she will begin by scraping away a thin layer of enamel — a completely painless process — in order to make room for the veneer and ensure it will be properly applied and bonded. Using dental putty, your dentist will then make an impression of your tooth to send to a lab where the veneers will be formed to fit your teeth. Once the veneers have arrived, your dentist will spend some time making sure it fits to your teeth. This process could take a while depending on each patient. Once the dentist has ensured your veneer will fit and appear the way you’d like, he or she will bond the veneer to your tooth
Caring for veneers
The most important thing to keep in mind with your new veneers is to watch what you eat or put in your mouth. Try to avoid chewing or biting into hard foods like ice, fingernails, or pencils. Caring for your veneers is just like caring for your regular teeth: brush and floss everyday, just make sure you avoid anything that could scratch your teeth.