How Do Veneers Work? The Procedure Explained Step-By-Step

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DENTAL VENEERS – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly! - Zen Dental & Health care

Cosmetic dentistry can be tricky, and many people weigh their options carefully. So how do resin or Porcelain veneers work? Let us answer any questions you might have if this option interests you! 

How Do Veneers Work? 

The Procedure Explained Step-by-Step: 

When considering dental veneers, it's essential to understand how they work. Veneers are thin sheets of porcelain or plastic that are custom-made to fit over your existing teeth. They can be used to correct several cosmetic problems, including: 

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Teeth that are stained or discoloured

To get veneers, your dentist will first take impressions of your teeth. Then, these impressions will be used to create a model of your mouth, which will make your custom veneers. 

Once the veneers are made, your dentist will prepare your teeth for the veneers. This involves removing a thin enamel layer from your teeth to make room for the veneers. 

Then, the veneers are glued to your teeth using a special dental adhesive. Once they're in place, they will look and feel just like your natural teeth. 

The entire process of getting veneers usually takes two appointments. At the first appointment, your dentist will take impressions and prepare your teeth. At the second appointment, the veneers will be glued in place. 

What Goes Into Getting Veneers? 

Now that you know how veneers work, it's essential to understand what goes into getting them. As we mentioned earlier, getting veneers usually takes two appointments. At the first appointment, your dentist will take impressions and prepare your teeth. Then, the veneers will be glued in place at the second appointment. 

In addition to these two appointments, there are a few other things you need to keep in mind when getting veneers: 

  • You may need to have some of your teeth removed to make room for the veneers.
  • Veneers can only be used on teeth that are healthy and have not been damaged by decay or infection.
  • Veneers are not reversible, so you should be sure you're happy with them before getting them.

How Are Veneers Applied? 

You may think applying veneers is an easy way to get new teeth, but the process still requires precision. 

The dentist will have to clean your teeth before applying the veneer. This helps create a strong bond so that veneers sit flat on top of them and do not come off or slip around in any way! 

Once the lab has created your veneer, you'll have to revisit your dentist, and they will be able to apply it for you! It usually takes about two weeks before getting this done again. After the tooth has been prepared, its surface is etched to create a better bond with cement. 

Heating the cement to make it hard is a process that has been used for centuries. A special light, known as curing or drying in dental circles, can be shone on teeth which causes resins essential within this mixture of ingredients to become solidified when hit by specific wavelengths from UV rays. 

After this, any extra cement is removed, and you'll be called a few weeks later so your dentist can check on how your bite is dealing with the veneer. 

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