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Dental veneers are wafer thin shells that cover the surface of the tooth in order to prevent damage to the tooth or to make it look better. Veneers can change the appearance of a tooth by altering its shape, color and even size. If you have teeth that are stained and unsightly, visit Smile Focus today and let our expert dentist tell you more about dental veneers.


If you choose to get veneers your dentist will, during your first visit, examine your teeth and determine the course of action to be taken. Since veneers are essentially covers for your teeth, some of the tooth enamel will need to be removed for veneers can be fitted. During your second visit, the dentist will remove half a millimeter of enamel from your tooth; anesthesia may be required for the procedure. The dentist will then take impressions of your teeth so the required veneers can be made in a dental laboratory. The veneer is fitted over your tooth and bonded to it after proper cleaning and polishing; a special dental cement is used for this purpose. Special chemicals in the cement are activated by the use of a special light beam which your dentist will aim towards your tooth. The process is done after any extra cement is removed and the dentist confirms that your bite is comfortable.


Patients can choose veneers made of either porcelain or resin composite materials depending on what results they are after. Porcelain veneers appear more natural and can be colored the natural color of your teeth so they don’t stand out, while resin veneers are even thinner than porcelain ones and hence do not require as much of the tooth to be removed.