If you do not know what teeth veneers are; they are used for dental purposes to cover stains, worn teeth, or teeth that have gaps between them, as well as other reasons.
What are veneers made from?
Veneers are made out of porcelain or a resin composite.
Porcelain is the better choice as it resists stains much better than resin composites.
How are they used?
Veneers are placed over the front side of a tooth or teeth for the following reasons;
- To change color or cover stains
- Fill in gaps between teeth
- Cover breaks or chips in teeth
- Change the length or shape of teeth
How long does it take to get veneers?
To get teeth veneers Markham you will need around 3 visits to the dentist.
First, you will need x-rays and a mold of the tooth or teeth made.
That mold is sent to the lab, where the veneer is formed. This can take 1 to 2 weeks generally. Then, the veneers are sent to the dentist office.
Before your dentist can apply the veneer your tooth will have to be cleaned, polished, and scored slightly so that the dental cement will adhere the veneer properly to the tooth or teeth. You may get a local anesthesia for the scoring process as it is removing a small layer of your tooth.
Once the veneers are in place the dentist may want to see you in a week or two to make sure that the gum is not having any issues with the veneer material.
How long do they last?
Veneers last roughly 5 to 10 years before they need to be replaced. It is one of the things that make them appealing; plus the fact that there is no special treatment needed as long as you continue good regular oral hygiene.