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What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are designed to cover the front surface of a tooth. They are typically made of porcelain or composite resin and are used to improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored, stained, chipped, misaligned or have gaps between them. Veneers are applied to the front surface of a tooth and are bonded to the tooth’s enamel.

The procedure for getting dental veneers typically involves two or three appointments. The first appointment, the dentist will examine your teeth and discuss the options available to you. If veneers are the appropriate choice, the dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from the front surface of the tooth. An impression of your teeth will be taken and sent to a dental lab to create the veneers. At the second appointment, the dentist will place the veneers on the teeth and make any necessary adjustments. The final step is to bond the veneers to the teeth with a special light-sensitive resin.

Veneers can be a great option for improving the appearance of your teeth and can last for many years with proper care. They are also relatively conservative in terms of the amount of tooth structure that needs to be removed. It’s important to note that veneers are not reversible and once they are placed, the tooth structure removed cannot be regained. It’s important to have a good oral hygiene and regular dental check-up to ensure the longevity of the veneers.