Whether you have stained teeth, crooked or chipped teeth , Robina Dental veneers can help you improve the way your smile looks. In fact, a beautiful smile can make you feel confident and boost your mood.
Veneers are made of materials such as porcelain or resin composite, both of which can be customized to match the color of your teeth and look very natural. They are also very durable and can last several years with proper care.
The first step in the process is a consultation with your dentist to determine whether dental veneers are right for you. In this initial appointment, your dentist will discuss what type of veneers will work best for you and provide any necessary x-rays or impressions to start the design process.
Once you’ve decided which type of veneers is best for you, your dentist will plan a treatment schedule. Depending on your needs and goals, you may need to have some of the enamel removed from one or more of your teeth to prepare them for the veneers (known as “no-prep”). Then, your dentist will sculpt the veneer to fit perfectly over your teeth.
If you have damaged teeth from a long history of enamel erosion, we can also use veneers to replace the missing enamel and restore a more youthful look. Damaged enamel can be caused by acidic foods and drinks, overzealous tooth brushing, or the stomach acid produced by acid reflux disease.
You can also get veneers to cover slightly crooked or misaligned teeth. They can even be used to hide a small gap between teeth, giving you a more beautiful smile without changing the shape of your natural teeth.
Because of the thin, custom-made shells that cover the surface of your teeth, dental veneers can give you a smile that’s instantly more appealing. They’re also highly resistant to staining, unlike your natural teeth, which can darken with food and drink exposure.
Porcelain is a very tough, glass-like material that has a very smooth surface that resists stains better than natural teeth. That makes them perfect for covering discolored or stained teeth that don’t go away with whitening products.
They’re also very durable and can last up to 15 years, depending on how well you take care of them.
The veneers are attached to the front of your teeth with dental cement. The cement is then hardened using an ultraviolet light.
To ensure the longevity of your veneers, you should always follow good oral hygiene practices and have regular dental checkups and cleanings. You should also avoid chewing hard objects with your front teeth or opening plastic packages.
This is especially important for people who grind or clench their teeth at night and athletes. If you do, it’s recommended to get a mouth guard or splint.
Another great thing about dental veneers is that they’re very low maintenance. After the first few days of treatment, you should only need to brush and floss your teeth normally. If you follow this simple routine, you should find that your veneers are fairly painless and you won’t notice any changes in the way your teeth look or feel.