Dental Veneers – The Secret Behind A Beautiful Smile

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Dental Veneers are thin shells of tooth-coloured material usually, porcelain or resin-based, bonded over the front surface of teeth. The procedure can be completed in just two visits to your dentist's office. 

Veneers have long been used for cosmetic enhancements to give you a beautiful and natural-looking smile. In addition, veneers can be used to restore the appearance of misshapen, stained or crooked teeth that cannot be addressed with other treatments such as orthodontics, bonding or crowns. 

How Are Dental Veneers Made?

During your first visit, you will have impressions (moulds) made of your teeth. These impressions are used to create models that a dental laboratory technician will examine for the veneer's accuracy and colour matching. The second visit is when the actual dental veneers are attached to your teeth; this takes about 1-2 hours, depending on the number of teeth treated. 

Color Matching Dental Veneers

There are many shades of white available to choose from, and your dentist will help you select the shade that is the most natural-looking. Next, the teeth must be matched with the gums, lips and surrounding teeth. This process of finding a good shade match is called colour matching dental veneers. Finally, the gums can be lightened or darkened to help achieve a more natural look. 

How Are Dental Veneers Attached?

To attach the veneer, your dentist will need to remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth; this is called etching dental veneers. The shell is then bonded to your tooth, covering up the defect. The bonding material may be made of plastic resin or porcelain. 

Why use dental veneer melbourne? 

Veneers are custom-made to fit your teeth, and they look very natural. They are bonded over the front surface of teeth which makes them non-removable. Once they are attached, you will be able to eat and speak in the same manner as before your veneers were placed. Like natural teeth, dental veneers Melbourne require proper brushing and flossing twice a day to keep them clean and shiny. 

To care for your veneers, it is essential to remember that they are bonded to the front of the teeth. Hence, it would help if you avoided any activities that could damage or cause scratching of that surface. You can also use some special toothpaste designed for people who wear veneers (though regular toothpaste is fine). 

Dentists recommend not eating or drinking hot/cold/rough/hard things for at least the first 24 hours after the placement. These activities can affect the bonding coat on your teeth or the bright white finish of your veneers. So be sure to avoid sit-down dinners, ice cream cones, coffee cups, etc.  

It would help if you brushed your teeth the day of placement and even before that with a soft toothbrush, using fluoride toothpaste (not whitening) and floss after every meal. 

 Do not brush your teeth the day of placement until advised. 

When Are Dental Veneers Used?

Dental Veneers are typically used to:  

  • Correct irregularities of the surface (smooth out rough spots)  
  • Close gaps between your front teeth (for a more harmonious smile)  
  • Restore damaged and broken teeth  
  • Change the length, width and shape of teeth  
  • Close spaces created by lost fillings, crowns & inlays  
  • Improve crooked or protruding teeth (including front teeth)  
  • Change discoloured or stained teeth to more natural-appearing shades  
  • Re-shape and correct all irregular shapes in your front teeth. 

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