Individuals with discolored teeth due to a variety of factors
Patients with damaged teeth due to an accident
Patients with disproportionately large spaces and/or gaps between their teeth
Patients with teeth that have become gradually eroded
Approximately 95% of porcelain veneers remain in place and in their original condition after 5 years, and 83% remain in good condition after 20 years. The figures may be slightly lower for composite veneers.
Patients can resume normal life immediately once bonding has been carried out.
The initial enamel extraction process to construct dental veneers takes 10-20 minutes and requires a local anesthetic.
Construction of the porcelain veneer may then take 2-4 weeks.
1-2 hours may be needed to bond the veneer to your teeth, depending on the need to shape your teeth and the veneer to suit your specific needs. It generally takes 20 minutes less for bonding of composite veneers.
A check-up after a couple of weeks is recommended in order to ensure proper bonding of veneer.
Risks & Side Effects
Due to enamel removal, teeth may become more sensitive to extremes of hot& cold.
The color of the veneers may not exactly match patient’s teeth, which cannot be changed after the installation.
In rare cases, veneers can become detached from teeth, causing them to fall out
Subsequent treatments may be needed due to the fact that further tooth decay may be covered by the veneers