A lot of people hesitate to smile due to their dental issues, which makes them lose confidence to express themselves freely due to the social stigma associated with defective teeth. Veneers can help a lot in this aspect, as they can give that perfect smile and help to restore the confidence.

Veneers are made out of porcelain or composite material and can be matched to suit your teeth colour. Both porcelain and composite veneers have their own set of positives and negatives, but both of them help to restore perfect smiles by bonding to your teeth and giving it great shape and appearance. A tooth may need to be reshaped in order to be perfectly capable of getting attached to the veneer but the end results are worth all the effort.

Veneers are produced in specialized labs after taking precise measurements of your teeth to ensure a perfect fit. They are also custom made to suit your teeth’s colour so that they blend in with the teeth and give it a natural appearance. While porcelain veneers are more resistant to stains, composite resins can be colour customized to a higher degree.

Dental veneers can be used for a variety of dental procedures. They can be used to fix teeth which have lost their original colour due to permanent staining or discolouration. They can also be used to fix teeth which have chipped or have been broken due to an accident or some other cause and are shaped unevenly which makes them look out of place in the mouth. They can also be used to fix dents and other deformations of the teeth as well as fix gaps where food can get stuck and cause infections. There are no limits on the use of veneers and they can be used on multiple teeth at the same time with ease.

Unfortunately, veneers are not an ideal solution for those who experience teeth grinding or bruxism as that puts strain on them and can even lead to the veneers breaking or shattering. Veneers cannot be put over teeth with cavities, and those teeth would need to be treated first and may even need to be removed before the application of veneers in those regions.

The process of getting veneers involves several visits to the dentist, where he can determine the best course of treatment. Then the process starts with the dentist taking x-rays of your teeth to determine the extent of veneers to be used and determines what kind of veneer would be the most suitable for your teeth. He or She then takes measurements and impressions of your mouth and then sends those data to the lab in order for the veneer to be prepared for your teeth. After the veneer is prepared the dentist then bonds it to the teeth surface and then uses a UV light in order to harden it.

Post the application of veneers it becomes extremely important to maintain proper dental hygiene as bad oral health leads to rapid degradation of the veneer. The dentists at Aten and Garofalo dentistry specialize in veneers and other dental procedures.