Dental veneers are thin, custom-made tooth-colored materials designed to improve the appearance of the teeth by covering their front surface. They attach to the surface of the teeth and change their shape, size, color, or length.
Dental veneers are made up of resin composite material or porcelain. Porcelain veneers mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth better than resin veneers and also are more resistant to stains. Your dentist will suggest the type of veneer best suited for you.
Dental veneers are used to fix teeth discoloured due to root canal treatment, drugs like tetracycline, or excessive fluoride. They are also used to cover worn-out, chipped, broken, uneven, misaligned, or irregularly shaped teeth.
After thoroughly examining your teeth and dental X-rays, your dentist will determine whether you are the right candidate for a dental veneer. He will also determine the type of veneer that is best for you and discuss with you the procedure with its limitations.
Dental veneers appear very close to your natural teeth. You even select a colour to make your teeth look whiter. They are stronger and better-looking than crowns and don't need much shaping.
Dental veneers have a long lifespan of around 7-15 years, after which they are required to be replaced. They do not need special care. If you continue following good oral hygiene practices, including brushing, rinsing with antiseptic mouthwash, and flossing, veneers are known to last for a very long time.
The Department of Dental Surgery at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai houses one of the best dental surgeons in the country. It is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and advanced machines to ensure international standard dental care and treatment.