Veneers are wafer-thin shells made of porcelain or ceramic material customized to cover the front surface of a tooth. Through this dental cosmetic procedure, it is possible to enhance the look of teeth that have been chipped, discolored, misaligned, or that have spaces between them, as well as for other aesthetic reasons.
Veneers are an efficient method for improving the overall look of a smile as they can be crafted to mimic the natural color and form of the teeth that surround them. Overall, this makes them an attractive option for anyone wanting to improve their smile.
Advantages of Veneers
In many ways, veneers are a better alternative to composites or bonding, as they too correct a variety of cosmetic issues, including chipping, gaps, stains, discolorations, and misaligned teeth.
However, what sets it apart from other cosmetic options is the fact that veneers are long-lasting, durable, and generally resistant to becoming stained, if well taken care of and maintained. All these advantages and more make it one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures worldwide, to achieve perfect bright smiles.
The process of getting veneers entails a few steps. To begin, Dr. Shadi AlShaikh and his team will evaluate your dental health to determine whether or not veneers are the most appropriate method for enhancing your teeth's look. When preparing your teeth for veneers, Dr. Shadi AlShaikh will first remove a little bit of enamel from the front surface of each tooth. This enables the veneers to be fitted flush with the surrounding teeth, resulting in a more natural finish.
When the teeth are ready, Dr. Shadi AlShaikh will then take impressions of them and transport those impressions to our dental laboratory, where the veneers will be created according to your unique specifications, particularly in reference to color and shape. Because this procedure may take several weeks to complete, you may have to wear temporary veneers in the meantime. Once the veneers have been created, Dr. Shadi AlShaikh will apply them to your teeth and check that they are correctly positioned in relation to your other teeth to ensure a secure fit, proper mouth closure, and perfected smile.
In the last stage of the veneers process, using specialized dental glue, the veneers are bonded to your teeth. This glue is tough, long-lasting, and plays an important role in ensuring that the veneers are adhered to the teeth in a safe and secure manner. After the veneers have been adhered to your teeth, Dr. Shadi AlShaikh will examine your bite and make any required modifications to ensure that the final result is both comfortable and natural. You will then next get professional and thorough advice on how to properly care for your new set of veneers to preserve their beauty and longevity.
With a goal to consistently create smiles you’ll be proud of, see how veneers have transformed the smiles below: