All About Dental Veneers

A good veneer is a very effective substitute for natural teeth in case one were to lose them to disease, or accidents. Dental veneers are thin custom-made shells made from either porcelain or composite resin that come in the color of a healthy natural tooth. They are specially designed to cover the front of each tooth, expertly concealing any flaws that your teeth may have.

Dental veneers are one of the most effective tools in dental reconstruction or cosmetic dentistry. They have rivaled other dental reconstruction options such as dentures and they always come out on top. So what kind of dental problems do dental veneers address?

Chipped teeth

If someone has chipped or broken teeth occasioned by a blow or two, then dental veneers are good value to remedy that.

Misaligned teeth

Dental veneers may not be able to completely shape up crooked teeth as braces would, but they do an excellent job at covering the spaces left behind by crooked teeth. This improves the aesthetics and conceals the spaces that were previously visible.

Discolored teeth

Stains from excessive wine and coffee consumption, too much flouride as well as other causes are well concealed by veneers. They also add a protective layer to the teeth, preventing these stains from recurring.

If you are already sold on the idea of getting dental veneers, then you may also want to go over the procedure of getting them actually fitted onto the teeth.

Veneer placement procedure

Treatment planning

The first step is to see the dentist and inform them of the kind of results that one might be going for. He or she will then take a good look at the teeth and advise on whether dental veneers are an appropriate solution or not.


The second visit to the dentist will involve preparation for the procedure. He or she will remove a part of the enamel in order to create room for the veneers to fit properly. Removal of the enamel will be preceded by the dentist shaping the veneers according to each of the teeth.

Veneer placing

Before the veneers are permanently cemented on the front of each tooth, the dentist will lightly place them first to ascertain if they are the right fit and color, before permanently placing them on.

Pros of getting dental veneers

Repair the smile

Veneers provide a natural teeth appearance, enabling a person to smile with ease and confidence again. If a person has suffered from discoloration or chipped teeth, then veneers will aid in bringing back a perfect smile.

Stain resistant

Veneers provide an extra layer of protection that guards the teeth against stains caused by coffee, alcohol or excessive fluorides.

Less invasive

The procedure of placing veneers is much less invasive compared to say, a crown placement. A person will not need surgery or regular visits to the dentist after getting veneers.

Cons of getting dental veneers


Costs vary with various dentists, but the most likely cost of having veneers fitted can be quite high. This may just be out of reach for a lot of people.

Tooth sensitivity

Removing part of the teeth’s enamel for the fitting of veneers exposes them to heightened sensitivity. Hot or cold substances will have the patient wincing in pain after the procedure. It’s best to invest in a sensitivity toothpaste to ensure minimal discomfort.

Caring for veneers

Proper hygiene

Basic dental hygiene which involves brushing and flossing will suffice. Although veneers are not the natural teeth, it is still important to treat them as if they are.

Safeguarding the teeth

Safeguarding the teeth from physical harm either by abstaining from physical contact to the facial area or having on protective guards, while engaging in sports will ensure that the veneers serve you for a long time.

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