Dental veneers are thin porcelain or composite resin covers custom-made to fit over the teeth, providing a natural and attractive appearance. They can be used to fix:
The two most common materials used in dental veneers are composite resin and porcelain. Both shells can be manufactured by a dental technician in a laboratory and attached to the patient’s teeth in a dentist’s office. Dental veneers stick to teeth with resinous cement. Therefore, porcelain can become very strong and durable when it sticks firmly to the tooth.
The procedure is not time-consuming, so that the treatment can be done during one visit. However, it is essential to use CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture) technology because the veneer could be designed and created by the technician in the same place; meanwhile, you just wait!
The procedure is as follows:
First, the dentist will remove a small surface from the teeth, making it easier to attach the veneer. Next, an impression of the teeth will be taken, and they will be sent to the laboratory to create a custom-made veneer. Lastly, the specialist will attach the shell using resin cement. Thus, it will adhere, dry and harden in the teeth.