Veneers are shields placed on the teeth to make them look better. They are a good solution for people with chipped teeth, misshapen teeth, or stained teeth that will not whiten by other methods. Clinica Medico Dental Pardinas looks at how cosmetic dental veneers are made.
First, the teeth need to be prepared.
Any decay is fixed. The teeth are cleaned and rinsed with water to make sure no bacterial growth will happen under the veneers. The teeth are acid etched for a few seconds. As an alternative, your dentist may grind your teeth to create a surface better able for the veneers to stick. The teeth are rinsed again.
Dental cement sticks pre-made temporary veneers to the teeth. This cement is hardened with ultraviolet light. Veneers are made from porcelain or composite resin. You will need to get molds made of your teeth so that permanent veneers can be made in a lab. Some dentists are able to make veneers in their offices if you only need one or two teeth done.
It takes one or two weeks for dental veneers to come back from the lab. Your temporaries are removed and the permanent ones are cemented on. With regular brushing, flossing, and check ups, the veneers should last at least ten years.