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8 Things you Need to Know About Dental Veneers

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8 Things you Need to Know About Dental Veneers

What is a Dental Veneer?

A dental veneer is a shell that is attached to the front part of the teeth to help improve its appearance. A veneer could be made out of either porcelain or resin material. Once applied on the desired surface, a dental veneer is permanently attached to the teeth.

As we continue to read about the applications of dental veneers and their benefits, let’s take a look at 10 things that you absolutely need to know about dental veneers.

Dental veneers are most commonly made out of porcelain material or a resin-based compound that requires a tedious amount of preparation time. “No-preparation” veneers also exist, if you must know, but they have an entirely different way of usage.

In any type of veneer, the common procedure is that a part of the tooth is chipped off, which can also extend right down to the enamel. This makes space for the proper application of the veneer and gives it a proper finishing look.

The application of porcelain veneer requires the formation of a proper mold through which the teeth are provided a proper shape. Usually done with the help of computer-based designing, the molds are accurate to the dot. In the case of resin-based veneers, the dentists will carve the teeth multiple times in order to get the desired shape.

There is something known as “no-prep veneer”, which involves the quick setting of porcelain bonds. These are less invasive and take much less time.

Depending on the cost, time is taken for installation, longevity, and dentist’s recommendations, you can choose the type of veneer you require.

Veneers can improve the appearance, shape, and overall texture of one’s teeth making them more attractive and the patient much more confident.

The most important benefit of a veneer is the improvement of the appearance of the teeth. It provides a much brighter smile and a proper structure to the face. It can also cure the following problems:

  • Chipped tooth
  • Severe discoloration of teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Sharp teeth
  • Once veneers are placed on the teeth, there are some precautions one needs to take into account:
  • Never chew on hard objects like pen caps, fingernails, etc.
  • Don’t open containers with your mouth
  • Don’t chew hard foods with your front teeth
  • Use a retainer for the first month till it sets permanently
  • Wear a mouthguard while playing sports

Veneers are an excellent way to improve the quality of your teeth and help increase their life. They make teeth more attractive, your smile more bright and your confidence soar. All in all, they are an amazing option for your teeth. Go for it!


Dr. Nirali Patel

Dr. Nirali Patel is the founder and clinical Director at Smile Craft Dental Studio in Ahmedabad, India. Outside of her clinical responsibilities, she dedicates her time to sharing his dental knowledge with a broader audience. Her articles illuminate the importance of dental care, current dentistry advancements, and enhance understanding of holistic oral health.