What is a dental Veneer?
A veneer is a kind of restoration that is made by the dentist specialized in Aesthetic dentistry. This treatment is usually done to improve the smile of the patient.
The veneer is placed over the tooth like a mask, to cover dental defects or the spots that have to be hidden.
Necessary wear for doing veneers treatment
Generally this kind of aesthetic dental treatment is very conservative. The veneer is very thin and therefore, the dental preparation or the necessary wear to place the veneer, is usually negligible.
The preparation or dental wear, also depends on the objective of the veneers treatment.
If only teeth color modification is needed, then the veneer is going to be very very thin and practically no wear is needed.
If instead, beside color modification, form and position changes are needed, dental wear will be necessary.
Number of appointments required for veneers treatment
This treatment is carried out in very few visits. Once the smile design have been determined then only two visits are needed for having the desired smile.
Besides this two intensive appointments, the patient most come to some short control appointments. This visits will allow assessment and small adjustments if are needed.
Kinds of dental veneres
veneers can be done directly over the tooth. This kind of venners are called direct veneers. Also can be carried out outside the mouth, over a dental impression previously done. This kind of veneers are called indirect veneers.
Different types of materials used in veneers
Dental veneers can be made of composite or can be made of porcelain.
Composite veneers can be direct or indirect. It means that can be carried out by the dentist directly inside the mouth in one appointment. Also can be made outside the mouth to be placed in a second appointment.
Porcelain veneers always will be an indirect treatment and will need at least 2 appointments to be done.