Dental veneers are generally shells in the shape of the teeth. They are custom made for each individual and prepared from composite or porcelain material. The shells are made as thin as possible to be able to fix over the current teeth with minimum alteration to the existing teeth.
At any rate to successfully fix the veneers onto the existing teeth, the top enamel layer from the surface of each tooth needs to be removed. While this makes the veneers stick better and blend better with the existing teeth, it also makes it an irreversible procedure.
Veneers treatment has been used through the years and perfected throughout the years. While veneers initially may only have been used to cover discolorations in any tooth, now it is successfully used not only to perfect discoloured teeth but also to correct various other factors. Gaps between teeth, misaligned teeth, teeth which are not in proportion, teeth which are chipped or broken are all various dental issues which now can be treated with dental veneers.
Also the dental patients need not worry about the veneers showing out differently from the other natural teeth. The veneers are made after the correct shade is carefully picked considering the shade of your other existing teeth which won’t be treated by veneers. As it takes much lesser time than other dental treatment plans, causes less discomfort to the patient, requires minimum preparation and gives a much more natural and healthy appearance to the teeth easily – it is the preferred dental treatment plan of dentists’ world over.
The veneers are held in place over the natural teeth with the use of a strong bond made especially for the treatment. This makes this treatment plan not only easy to carry out, but it also causes less discomfort to the patient as no surgical procedure is involved. Only preparation would be the removal of the top surface of the tooth (enamel) to make the veneers fit in and fix better. This also makes this dental treatment require no recovery time.
And on top of that no anaesthetics are required either unless the patient is very sensitive and scared about discomforts. Usually the removal of the enamel surface will not cause any pain. If the patient has sensitive teeth or feels discomfort from the dental instrument sounds anaesthetics would be required.
This is a rough guideline about veneers. To learn more about the complete veneers procedure from the planning stage, execution to completion, talk to your dental team. They can help you picture your perfect smile through veneers.