An Introduction to Dental Veneers


Ever wondered how celebrities manage to have perfect hair, skin, and teeth?

While we all know that they take several measures to get and maintain beautiful skin and hair, few people know that many choose to give makeover to their smiles as well. They wear ‘Dental Veneers’.

Don’t believe us?

Google it and you would be surprised to know how many celebrities have gone through this cosmetic dental procedure.

So, if you are one of those who always shy to smile because you don’t have the perfect teeth, it’s time to flaunt a big smile proudly.

What are Dental Veneers?
Dental Veneers, also known as Porcelain Veneers, are customized, wafer thin shells or sheets that cover the front surface of teeth and hide any imperfections, such as discoloration, or breakage.

Why Do People Wear Dental Veneers?
As mentioned above, dental veneers are generally used to hide any dental imperfections and/ or damages. For example, discoloration that may be a result of aging or too much consumption of alcohol, tea or coffee. Also, people who have chipped or slightly cracked teeth prefer to wear dental veneers as opposed to wearing crowns.

Veneers are also used as protective coverings for enamel layer and to fix the abnormal bite patterns. They may also be used to fill small gaps between teeth.

Since they are custom made for each individual, they fit perfectly over teeth and give you the shape, size and color of teeth and ultimately the perfect smile that you always dreamed of. A lot of people simply go for dental veneers for pure aesthetical reasons i.e. to improve the appearance of their teeth.

What Are Veneers Made Of?
Dental veneers can be made from:

  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic
  • Resin

What Type Of Dental Veneers Are The Best?
The porcelain veneers are considered to be the best because they not only have high resistance against stains, but also have the light reflecting property just like the natural teeth.

However, porcelain dental veneers cannot be repaired (if damaged) and/ or removed. Also, they are not considered a good choice for people having weak or unhealthy teeth or who have a habit or problem (bruxism) of teeth grinding.

Therefore, it is recommended to consult an AAID accredited dentist to determine what material veneers are best for you, as they may vary depending upon your needs and oral health conditions.

How Long Is The Procedure?
Usually, three visits to the dentist are required to get dental veneers. On the first trip, the dentist will discuss your needs, examine your teeth to determine if you can go for dental veneers and what type of veneers will be most suitable for you.

Afterwards, you would have to pay two more visits to the dentist to get the veneers placed on your teeth. During the second visit, the dentist would prepare your teeth for the placement. This requires removal of some of the natural enamel from your teeth and taking the impression of your teeth so that veneers can be made according to your teeth size.

During the third and the last visit, veneers will be cemented to your teeth.
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