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Ceramic veneer

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A veneer is a thin layer of tooth-coloured material which is made to fit precisely over the visible surface of a front tooth to make it look better. They are ideal for discoloured or unsightly teeth to improve the appearance. They help to close the gap between front teeth and can protect the teeth from acid in food and drink. Porcelain veneers are made by the dental technician after taking an impression of your tooth.

Bonding is an alternative to using veneers and is performed using a white filling that is shaped and hardened using a similar procedure to standard fillings. This can work well if the tooth can support the filling but they tend to break down and discolour sooner, making veneers more cost effective. Hundental will advise you the best option after the examination.

Treatment procedure

1. Tooth preparation, impression, shade taking: A "bonded" veneer can be made in the surgery. The tooth must first be roughended then white filling material is built up in layers. This type of veneer is slightly more prone to staining and has a shorter life, but is more easily replaced.

2. For porcelain veneers, some preparation is required. A small amount of the enamel will need to be removed to ensure that the veneer can be permanently bonded into place. It will be of the same thickness as the veneer to be fitted, so that the tooth stays the same size.

3. Once the tooth is prepared, your dentist will take an impression and a colour match from surrounding teeth. The veneer will then be made in the laboratory by a dental technician. As the preparation is minimal, you will not need a temporary veneer. Your prepared tooth will look almost the same but feel less smooth.

4. The veneer is glued to the tooth ensuring a strong and natural looking repair. Your dentist will show you the veneer before it is fitted to make sure that you are happy with it. Only minor adjustments can be made to the veneer once it has been fitted.

Required trips, for an average complexity treatment: 1
Required days, for an average complexity treatment: 4


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