Porcelain Veneers (AD)
A veneer is a tooth-coloured, thin-layered material, which is placed over your natural tooth to mask the underlying enamel.
How Do Veneers Help?
Veneers help in enhancing the appearance of your teeth by
- Masking the stained teeth permanently.
- Closing Diastemas – Fills the gaps between your teeth.
- Straightening the misaligned teeth
- Improving the appearance of broken & damaged teeth caused by decay or trauma.
The procedure is relatively quick and straightforward and can be completed in two visits. The first visit involves removing a small part of the enamel from the front of the tooth by the dentist. During the second appointment with the dentist, the veneers will be fitted on the tooth.
The procedure is relatively quick and straightforward and can be completed in a few visits. The process involves the following stages:
- Preliminary : A consultation appointment is arranged for you to discuss your concerns, explain the method of applying veneers and how it can help improve your smile.
- Preparation: During this appointment Dr Kanowitz removes a small part of the enamel from the front of the tooth to prepare for the veneers. An impression or mould of your teeth is sent to the lab. Each veneer is handcrafted individually by our dental technician. This usually takes about one to two weeks, to ensure that each veneer creates a healthy, natural look that fits your appearance.
- Placement: When the veneers are prepared, Dr Kanowitz checks the fit and colour of the veneers. The tooth (or teeth) will be cleaned and The tooth surface it etched or roughened to allow for a strong bonding of the veneer. The veneer is then attached to the tooth with a special cement, and an ultraviolet light is used to harden it quickly.
- Preservation: Dr Kanowitz may schedule a follow-up visit a few weeks after the procedure to be sure that the veneers are properly placed.
How To Look After Your Veneers?
Visit your dentist every six months and follow your regular oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing. You can expect veneers to last for five to ten years before you need to replace them.
“There is always a risk for any surgical or invasive procedure. Hence, before proceeding, we recommend you to seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.”