What is a veneer?
Veneers are custom-made shells specially prepared to make your teeth look natural. They are affixed directly to the tooth. The materials used to make veneers include acrylic, composite resins, and porcelain. The ultimate goal in selecting these materials is durability, stain resistance and a natural look.
How is it put on?
Having a tooth veneered is a simple procedure requiring just a few appointments. To provide room and help strengthen the veneer, a small amount of enamel may be removed from the front of the tooth. An impression of the tooth is sent to a dental laboratory where the veneer is made to match the color and shape of your teeth. When it is time to attach the veneer, your tooth is prepared by roughing the front surface with a mild etching solution. Using composite resin cements, the veneer is set in place.
What to expect
As with your natural teeth, veneers require good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. In
some cases, certain food and substances can cause discoloration. These include tea,
coffee, red wine, other heavily pigmented foods and tobacco. Veneers can chip or peel
off if not cared for properly, so avoid habits such as fingernail bitting and chewing on
Even the most suble change in your smile can make a dramatic difference in the way you
look and feel. And when you feel good and look good, you project a confident self-image.
So make the most of your smile.