Veneers will cover the front teeth and can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth and smile.
These are thin, tooth-coloured porcelain (ceramic) shells carefully crafted to bond to and cover the front of unsightly teeth. They are a more conservative treatment than a crown and can often be used as an alternative if the underlying tooth is strong and healthy. Veneers are excellent for treating chipped, discoloured, slightly misaligned or misshapen teeth or gaps between the teeth, especially if these defects affect the front teeth. A tooth that is too small or has irregularities can successfully treated with a veneer. Two or three visits to your dentist will usually be required to measure and fit the veneers, and your dentist will discuss your needs with you and plan the treatment that suits you best.
DIRECT LAMINATE VENEERS
Direct Laminate Veneers are a conservative alternative to porcelain veneers. They can be used in a wide variety of cases. First, the tooth’s front surface is etched, and an adhesive coating is applied. Similar to bonding, layers of putty-like bonded ceramic material are then applied to recreate the natural colour of the tooth’s entire front surface. An intense light is applied intermittently throughout the layering process to cure and harden the material. This material is then contoured and polished to create a natural looking tooth.
You can speak to your dentist about which is the right Veneer for your situation.