What Is a Veneer?

Posted on September 17, 2018

If you want to take the next step in optimising your smile, a cosmetic dental procedure might be the right way to go. But which procedure? Over the following weeks we will go into more detail about one cosmetic dental procedure. This week, let’s dive in and explore veneers.

If you’re worried about that chip on your tooth or that gap in your front, a veneer may be a procedure worth considering. Veneers (also known as Lumineers, which are one of the many brands of veneer) are applied to your enamel as a thin piece of coating to smooth out any irregularities, chips, or gaps on the tooth surface. They are designed to make your teeth look consistent, giving you that perfect smile. Veneers may also help your teeth look better aligned without the need for orthodontics, though this isn’t recommended for every patient.

Veneers can be made out of porcelain or plastic. Depending on the quality of the material, your veneers can last for many years or even decades. They are very durable and are designed to withstand normal teeth use, such as eating, brushing, and flossing.

As a cosmetic dental procedure, it’s important to research whether your insurance plan covers such procedures. Come visit us at TLC4Gums to learn more about the veneer procedure that we offer and whether or not it’s the ideal method of smile optimisation for you!