Veneers / Lumineers
Veneers are thin coverings that are placed over the front (visible) part of the tooth. They look like natural teeth. Veneers can be used to correct a wide range of dental issues, such as: teeth that are stained and can’t be whitened by bleaching. chipped or worn teeth.
WHERE VENEER ARE USED
- Teeth that are discolored because of:
- root canal treatment
- stains from tetracycline or other drugs
- excessive fluoride
- large resin fillings
- other causes
- Teeth that are worn down
- Teeth that are chipped or broken
- Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (for example, have craters or bulges in them)
- Teeth with gaps between them (to close the space between these teeth)
HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
First of all, veneers are not obtained with a single visit to your dentist. As a matter of fact, to get the right setup, you’ll probably need to make a couple of trips to your local dental office. In short, your dentist will take a mold of your teeth. Next, you and your dentist will decide on the right color and hue for your new veneers. Then, your dentists will send the impressions into a specialized lab where your veneers are constructed.
In the meantime, while waiting for your veneers to arrive back from the lab, your dentist will shave off a small amount of enamel from the outside of your teeth. Usually, your veneers will take around two to four weeks to arrive. So, while you’re waiting, your dentist might give you a temporary set of veneers to protect your teeth in the interim.