Veneers can allow the shape and colour of your teeth to be altered and give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Dental veneers can correct a number of issues, like crooked, cracked, chipped, or short teeth.
It is very common for a person to have a chipped tooth; it happens most frequently when you bite into something harder than the enamel on your teeth. Not only can a chipped tooth possibly affect our appearance, left untreated a chipped tooth can lead to future problems with the underlying root. One excellent solution to fix a chipped tooth is a dental veneer.
A dental veneer is a thin shell not unlike an artificial fingernail, as thin as 0.5mm and custom-made to fit to the front of your discoloured, chipped or worn tooth. Dental veneers can come in a variety of porcelain and composite materials. Simple cases may be completed in only one visit but as with most things, careful planning and preparation are needed for more complex situations.
A typical treatment will involve taking a copy and photographs of your teeth as they are. Then to create a mockup of the new teeth on the copy and possibly trial this in your mouth temporarily to test what things will look like. Then your teeth will be prepared, which will involve the removal of some enamel in most cases and is largely dictated by the position of the new teeth. You may have temporary veneers placed until the final veneers are tried for fit, colour, shape. Once approved, they will be bonded permanently in place.