If you have facial cosmetic problems, such as teeth stains or crooked teeth that are affecting your smile and facial esthetics, dental veneers are one of the best options to fix these problems. This article provides an overview of dental veneers, how they work, and how you can benefit from them to enjoy a lasting and beautiful smile. 

What are Dental Veneers for teeth?

According to the American Dental Association, a veneer is a wafer-thin covering that is bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth to fix various cosmetic and restorative tooth defects. Since veneers are made from tooth-colored materials, they blend in easily with the natural teeth and become virtually indistinguishable from them. 

Who Can Benefit from Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are among the most commonly performed cosmetic dental procedures. You can benefit from dental veneers if you have any of the following problems:

  • Teeth Stains – dental veneers are commonly used for hiding teeth stains that cannot be removed through professional teeth whitening. 
  • Crooked or Chipped Teeth – cosmetic dentists also use veneers to restore crooked, chipped, or fractured teeth as a more durable and esthetically pleasing option for dental bonding. 
  • Excessive Teeth Gaps – veneers are among the best options for cosmetically fixing gaps between teeth, also known as a diastema. Although the ideal treatment option for diastema is orthodontic treatment with braces, veneers can also be used for this purpose if one cannot afford orthodontic treatment or they don’t want to wait many months till the completion of the treatment. In addition, veneers can also fix minor tooth misalignment issues. 
  • Smile Makeovers – Dental veneers are also be used for smile designing and complete smile makeovers. 

How are Veneers Prepared?

Fabrication of veneers is straightforward. First, your dentist will remove a thin layer of the outer enamel from your teeth. This is done to create space for the bonding of the veneers. Don’t worry; this will not make your teeth sensitive. After tooth preparation, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth and send it to the laboratory for further processing. At the next appointment, your dentist will first try the veneers on your teeth without bonding. Once the fit and esthetics are found to be acceptable, they will bond the veneers to your teeth using adhesive. That’s it! You are now a proud owner of a beautiful smile with veneers.