Looking for Dental Veneers in Harare? In this post we will talk about what they are and where you can get them done. What are dental veneers and why should you get them? Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed on the front surface of your teeth. Surrounding tissue like gums is not affected.
They are custom fit to your teeth and can be adjusted until they look natural. The procedure is completely painless, it only involves a short appointment time with your dentist, same day service and less than a week before you have beautiful new teeth.
Dental Veneers – What are They?
Dental veneers are a thin, custom-made shell of porcelain designed to cover the front of your teeth. Tinted to match your other teeth, they can eliminate stains, improve the shape of your smile and even fix chips or cracks in your teeth.
Ceramic veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth. They are used to improve the appearance and shape of teeth that have been chipped, discolored, misaligned or misshapen.
Porcelain veneers can be used to improve both the appearance and function of damaged or discolored teeth. Porcelain veneers can be made to look like natural teeth and are designed to fit over the front surface of a tooth or can be shaped to cover an entire arch.
Veneers are made from porcelain or a composite resin material that is custom-molded for each patient. This mold is then sent to a dental lab where it will be fired many times at high temperatures until it is ready for fitting.
Veneers can be used to change color and shape, close gaps between teeth, reduce the length of the tooth by shortening its roots, and repair chipped or broken teeth
What are Dental Veneers Made From?
Porcelain veneers are made from medical-grade ceramic and are very thin. They are custom-made in a dental laboratory to fit over the front surface of your tooth and bonded into place with special dental cement.
Porcelain veneers have a natural translucent quality that makes them look just like your own teeth. Veneers are very durable and can last for many years, with proper care. Some people find that they need to have their veneers replaced after about 10 years.
Dental veneers are an affordable alternative to crowns for covering up discolored or damaged teeth, and can help improve the appearance of your smile.
Are Dental Veneers Comfortable?
Absolutely. Dental veneers are custom-designed to fit your teeth perfectly, so they’re comfortable and fit securely once cemented into place. There is generally no feeling at all after the procedure.
Like your own natural teeth, you’ll need to take care of them, avoid chewing on hard objects such as pens or ice, and brush and floss regularly. Your dentist will advise you on what to do during the healing process, which can take a few weeks before your veneers are fully settled in.
What Colours do Dental Veneers Come In?
Dental veneers can be made to suit any shade of teeth. This will depend on your natural teeth and the colour you would like to go for. You can choose a shade that is lighter or darker than your natural tooth colour.
What is the difference between crowns and veneers? The main difference between a crown and a veneer is what they are used for. Crowns are usually used in cases where you have an infected tooth or if you need something stronger to protect your tooth.
A veneer on the other hand covers up whitening issues or chipped teeth or it just makes your teeth look better.
How Long Does a Dental Veneer Treatment Take?
A dental veneer treatment normally takes two appointments at our practice. During the first appointment, we prepare the tooth by removing a thin layer of enamel. It is this preparation that allows the veneer to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth.
We then make an impression of your tooth and send it to a dental laboratory. After two weeks or so, your veneer will return from the dental laboratory and you will be asked to come in for your second appointment to have it fitted.
At this appointment, we fit the veneer to your tooth and use a special light to harden it into place. This process is reversed if we are using composite resin for the veneers and it can be completed in one appointment.