Veneers are an excellent solution and an alternative for improving the appearance of your dentition and for bringing back a radiant and youthful smile.
For a beautiful smile:
What are veneers?
Veneers are simply thin shells made of porcelain, acrylic or composite resin fixed onto the visible part of the tooth.
The objectives of the fitting of veneers are:
- concealing unsightly stains, dark stains, or stains that brushing cannot remove,
- hiding cracks in the tooth’s enamel,
- closing a space between two teeth,
- correcting the shape of a tooth or other visible defects.
How is the placing of a veneer done?
Veneers are simply cemented onto the visible part of the teeth. They allow:
- correcting the colour of the teeth when whitening the teeth is not sufficient,
- restoring their shape to teeth that are worn, cracked, too short or damaged,
- correcting teeth misalignment, close proximity of teeth, spaces between the teeth…
Maintaining a good oral hygiene is always essential.
In order to avoid breakage, veneers must be long enough and thick enough, which means that often a small piece of the tooth must be shaved off. The enamel is partially eliminated to improve the adherence of the cement. This treatment is irreversible and patients must therefore wear veneers for the rest of their life.
More precisely, the dentist takes an impression of the trimmed tooth after it is prepared and a temporary veneer is placed onto the tooth to protect it while the permanent veneer is readied.
There are different veneer models
There are two types of veneers
- The direct veneer: it is made from composite resin. This type of veneer is placed directly into the mouth and it is hardened using light.
- The indirect veneer: it is made of ceramic (porcelain) and it is custom-made in a laboratory from an impression of the tooth. A temporary veneer is to be worn for about two weeks, as it is the time required to fabricate the indirect veneer.
The game of questions and answers: True or False?
- A veneer requires particular maintenance? The answer is: False
- An indirect veneer has a longer life than a direct veneer? The answer is: True
You are interested in the fitting of veneers for yourself or for a member of your family? You would like to know more about this quick and efficient method?
Please contact us at the David & Cloutier Dental Office in Montréal; everyone on our team will be pleased to explain the whole process in detail to you…