Veneers are durable, tooth-colored “covers” that are applied to the surface of teeth to hide cosmetic defects like chips, cracks, deep staining, and uneven edges. They can also be used to hide gaps and to help teeth appear straighter and better proportioned. Unlike a crown which surrounds the tooth, a veneer only covers the front portion of the tooth.
The veneer application procedure is simple and straightforward, which is one of the reasons why so many people use them to correct aesthetic issues and to gain a healthy-looking smile in a relatively short period of time. The process generally requires two visits. During the first visit, a small amount of the tooth surface material is removed to make room for the veneer so it does not extend over the sides of the neighboring teeth or “stick out.” Next, an impression, or mold, is made that will help ensure your veneer fits your tooth and blends in with the surrounding teeth. The color of the veneer will also be selected to ensure a good match. A temporary veneer can be placed over the tooth to protect it while the permanent veneer is being made. At the second visit, the temporary veneer is removed and the permanent veneer is affixed using strong dental adhesive, then gently buffed for a perfect fit.
Veneers are durable and designed to last a long time – often more than a decade. Veneers will last longer when properly cared for with regular brushing and flossing and routine dental visits to ensure they remain in good shape and properly adhered. It's also a good idea to avoid foods that stain or to brush or at least rinse after consuming foods and drinks that could cause discoloration over time.
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