Porcelain veneers, also called dental veneers are customized shells of tooth-coloured materials made to cover the front surface of your teeth and improve your appearance. They are bonded together to the front of teeth for changing the size, shape, length or colour.
Porcelain veneer procedure can be completed in two dental visits within the course of six weeks. It may require several hours of oral examination and tooth preparation by the dentist. You may be offered massages and other services to feel comfortable and relaxed during the treatment.
The diagnostic and examination treatment phase is vital that identifies oral health concerns to be addressed before placing the veneer. Your dentist will work together with you in selecting the right tooth color from a special shade chart. Imaging technologies may provide a preview of the expected results and before and after images will allow you to go through other successful cases. The treatment will start when the examination is done and the customized plan has been designed.
Veneers usually last between 7 and 15 years. After this, you will have to replace your veneers.
Porcelain veneers do not require special care. But you should continue following good oral hygiene practices such as brushing and flossing for a clean and healthy mouth.