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Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted using tooth-coloured materials designed to cover the front side of teeth to improve the overall appearance. They are made of either thin plastic resin or ceramic.  Veneers can change the shape, appearance or position of a tooth or mask discolouration with minimal preparation.

A veneer is bonded to the tooth structure with tooth-coloured resin cement. Several visits are necessary to complete treatment.

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Questions & Answers

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin durable shells made of tooth coloured materials that are bonded to the surface of a tooth to enhance its appearance.

What are the types of veneers?

Porcelain and composite bonding are the most common veneer materials. Composite veneers are made of a resin that is shaped and bonded to a tooth to enhance the appearance. Porcelain veneers are usually made in a lab and are more resistant to staining, compared to other materials. 

Why do I need dental veneers?

Dental veneers are a great solution for people with discoloured, worn down, chipped, misaligned, spaced, uneven or irregularly shaped front teeth. 

What are the advantages of dental veneers?

The preparation of veneers preserves the most amount of tooth structure, as very little needs to be removed. They can improve the appearance of your teeth, and gum tissues respond well to dental veneers. The colour can be custom selected, and in the case of porcelain veneers, they are stain-resistant.

What are the drawbacks of dental veneers?

Once you have had your tooth prepared for the veneer, the process is not reversible. In the case that a veneer cracks, it is difficult to repair without having to replace the entire veneer. It is important to not have habits like pen-chewing or nail-biting as these can crack the veneer.

Veneers are not a good option for people with poor gum health. In addition, people who grind or clench their teeth are at risk for chipping or cracking their veneers. Lastly, veneers are still susceptible to decay so it is important that you maintain optimal oral health and visit your dentist regularly.

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