Teeth veneers ensure you need not tolerate gaps and stains on teeth and badly shaped or crooked teeth. Just placing veneers on teeth tops rectify all those natural mistakes and injuries so that you can give a beautiful smile.

These dental veneers are ultra-thin ceramic shells which are bonded to the front of your teeth with little or no anesthesia, and thus improve the appearance of your front teeth.

There are many benefits to these porcelain veneers over other tooth restoration procedures as porcelain is a very durable material. Moreover, its colour, texture and translucency make it similar to tooth enamel, without the risk of decay and stains.

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Benefits

Veneers help close gaps in between teeth, helps reshape and lengthen teeth, is helpful in repairing chipped, misshapen and broken teeth and also helps cover any stains and discolorations on your teeth.

Once applied, teeth veneers give a fairly normal appearance. There may be some sensitivity when drinking cold drinks, which can be rectified using straws. It is nevertheless essential that you brush the teeth regularly as your teeth are susceptible to stains. Moreover, regular flossing helps as swollen or bleeding gums compromise permanent bonding of veneers.

Some facts worth knowing

Veneers feel like your natural teeth, and can be used just as you do your regular teeth. However, this does not imply that veneers are indestructible, which is why you should avoid biting on hard substances to protect the veneers from chipping. Also avoid habits like clenching and grinding of teeth and chewing on fingernails, paperclips and pencils.

As dental veneers need about .5mm of reduction, they are not a reversible form of dental treatment. Local anesthesia is not actually required for preparing porcelain laminate veneer; however if you are sensitive or anxious about the procedure, a local anesthetic is an advisable option.

As it takes only about a week to fabricate porcelain laminate veneers, and there is minimal tooth reduction, there is no need for any type of temporary restoration. If any temporary restoration is required, it can be done at the time of treatment.

There might be a few sensitivity to cold and hot between the preparation and insertion visit which is normal and due to the minimal tooth reduction. This sensitivity, however, disappears on placing the porcelain laminate veneer.

The second or laminate insertion visit is accomplished with or without any anaesthetic and is longer in length. The laminate is placed using a light sensitive resin which is in turn hardened using a white light.

Being strong, porcelain dental veneers can withstand the usual forces endured during a normal diet. However, while porcelain has the great crushing strength and poor tensile strength, it is important you avoid things that may twist the laminate like opening pistachio nuts using teeth and chewing bones or jelly apples.

Costs

The costs for teeth veneers vary and depend on the area you live and the difficulty of your case. Your dentist will give an estimate of costs during your consultation appointment. The many variables associated with each patient lead to a range of veneer costs and may fall between 200 to 2000 pounds.