If you want to tighten the gaps between your teeth or have a stray tooth you wouldn't mind fixing, a veneer might be the right option for you. Like dental crowns, they are shell-like restorations bonded to your existing teeth. Unlike crowns, dental veneers do not require an overall change in shape of the original tooth. Veneers only cover the visible side.
Before getting a veneer, one should be aware that this process is irreversible, as some of the enamel from the original tooth will be taken off during the procedure. If you are also known to grind or clench your jaw, a veneer may not be the best choice since it will be damaged by those habits. A patient can usually choose either a porcelain or composite veneer. Porcelain veneers are often more durable and stain-proof, but the installation process takes longer. Composite veneers remove less enamel and have a faster treatment time.
First, tooth enamel is removed to create an impression of your teeth which will serve as the basis for your dental veneers. Once the veneers are done, your dentist will check their fit and shape before applying them onto your clean teeth. Your dentist will install the composite material onto the tooth, sculpting it until the desired shape is formed. A special light is then used to harden the composite, where it is then sculpted and smoothed to gain a more-tooth-like appearance.
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