Dental Veneers or dental laminates are used to conceal the tooth stains, gaps and making the crooked tooth look straight. These are very thin, like false fingernails, available in tooth-colored material covering the teeth front surface to improve the teeth appearance.
The materials used to make dental veneers are either porcelain or resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers mimic the natural teeth appearance and resist the stains. Veneers avail better look and shape to the teeth. It is an aesthetic alternative which does not require shaping prior to the crowning procedure. The durability of veneers lasts for almost 5 to 10 years.
At first, the doctor will examine the teeth thoroughly to ascertain whether dental veneers are appropriate for your teeth. Then tests like an x-ray to know the condition exactly. Then the doctor will take about ½ millimeter of enamel from the tooth to fix the veneer. An impression of the tooth is taken and dispatched to a laboratory for making the veneer. It takes one to two weeks. The doctor will sterilize the teeth and place the veneer on the teeth using a type of cement and apply beam to harden it to the teeth.