Properties of Veneers Used in Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. Sometimes called porcelain veneers, dental veneers are the fastest way to correct any flaws in the appearance of your teeth. Dentists who practice cosmetic dentistry prefer veneers because of their appearance, ease, and versatility.
Dental veneers match natural teeth in terms of shape, size, and color; and so they will not look different from the surrounding teeth. Veneers are made from a mold taken of your tooth, the doctor will help you select a color that matches and complements your natural teeth and the veneer is created to the exact specifications. Porcelain veneers are favored because of their natural appearance, they are translucent, in that light permeates the surface rather than just bouncing off of it, the light then reflects off the hard, opaque cement underneath. The reflection comes from the inside of your tooth, giving it the luminous quality of the surrounding natural teeth.
Teeth Veneers can improve both the appearance and the strength of your teeth. For a tooth with minimal to moderate damage such as worn enamel, dental veneers are a less invasive alternative to crowns or implants. The weakened tooth will be reinforced, allowing you to restore your teeth functional abilities such as chewing and biting without any pain or discomfort.
Unlike other cosmetic dentistry techniques that may require extraction or reshaping of the teeth, application of dental veneers takes very little preparation work. A small amount of enamel must be removed from the front of your teeth, but not every patient will require reshaping. The procedure is also done very fast and may require only two appointments to the dentist leaving you with stainless teeth as porcelain is resistant to stains and maintains its color if well taken care of. However, they do not need any special care; all they require is general oral hygiene.
Application of veneers is painless and causes very little discomfort; there is also no recovery period and no side effects. The technique is so versatile in that it can be used to correct any teeth imperfections be it teeth gaps, crooked teeth or stained teeth and the results can be observed instantaneously.
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