A smile is one of the first things we about someone else and for many people and for some people, a smile reflects confidence. With that being said, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many people invest a lot of time and care into their teeth. Like braces, crowns, and bridges, one of the many cosmetic procedures people can invest in to improve their smile is dental veneers. These are meant to fix any flaws in their smile like discoloration, a chipped or broken tooth, gapped teeth, or even missing teeth.
Even though this procedure is quite common, all patients should think the decision over thoroughly and get well informed on the topic before going through with it. This article provides a quick overview of facts to know about dental veneers for those who might be considering the procedure, and an informative guide for those who might not even fully understand what they are! Take a look…
1. What are Dental Veneers?
Before we get into the details, let’s cover the basics. What are dental veneers? WebMD describes dental veneers as “wafer-thin, custom-made shells” that are made to look like natural teeth because they are placed on the front surface of already existing teeth. Veneers are meant to improve the appearance of already existing teeth that may have become damaged or discolored. “These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length,” writes the source.