A veneer is a layer of resin or porcelain attached to the front of your teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers improve not only the colour, but also the shape of your teeth. You may consider veneers if you have discoloured, cracked, chipped, or overlapping front teeth and want a better smile.
How are veneers done?
Treatment can take up to two appointments, but is non-invasive and relatively quick. Your dentist will conduct a dental examination and decide whether or not veneers will be suitable for you. If yes, your dentist may wish to involve a laboratory master technician to design the ideal shape for your veneers before the treatment. This can be used as a template for your temporary or final veneers.
To prepare for veneers, your dentist may need to remove a portion of enamel from the outer surface of your teeth to allow room for the veneers without them appearing too bulky. The dentist will then bond the resin veneer onto your tooth and shape it to the desired shape. With porcelain veneers, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth, and then place temporary veneers by using a pre-made template.
A thin layer of resin will be used to attach the porcelain veneers to the front of your teeth. Once the resin is set, by shining a blue light onto each veneer, your dentist will remove the excess resin and polish each veneer.
Your veneers will be strong and should not stain or chip with proper dental care, both at home and during regular check-ups with Carina Gardens. Your veneers will have the potential to last a very long time, depending on how well you take care of them.
Composite build ups
Another option for smaller imperfections in a smile is to have the small area on the tooth built up using composite. Composites can be matched to the tooth colour for seamless integration into your smile without the cost of veneers. *not available in all cases*