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Cover Up Teeth Imperfections with Dental Veneers

People aren’t always lucky when it comes to having perfect teeth. Accidents, improper care, and even improper growth can result in smile that’s embarrassing to show. One way to solve this problem is to have dental veneers placed over your faulty teeth.
Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are placed over front teeth to improve their appearance. These are usually made of porcelain or resin composite materials, which makes them indistinguishable from your natural teeth material. These veneers are usually used when your teeth have become so discolored that teeth whitening won’t be able to help. They can also help when your front teeth have been worn down, chipped, have gaps between them, or are uneven.

Getting them installed usually involves two separate visits. The first is for a dentist to take an impression of your upper and lower front teeth so that veneers can be made to fit them. Depending on your choice, they could be made of porcelain or resin composite. Porcelain doesn’t stain as much as resin veneers and can reflect light like natural teeth, though resin is more affordable.

The veneers should be ready within a week, which is when the second visit should come. The dentist will install the veneers, scraping some of your teeth away so that it fits properly, then apply dental cement to make the veneers stick.


February 9, 2015 - Posted by | Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Cleaning, Oral Hygiene | , ,

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