Veneers are very thin, hard-wearing and durable crusts, made of porcelain or other similar materials, attached to the front surface of the tooth to protect it and hide its defects, and to enhance the similarity and harmony between it and the rest of the teeth in appearance and in function as well. Veneers are not susceptible to changing colors with pigmented drinks like natural teeth are and are designed for each patient specifically in special laboratories.
Veneers are distinguished by their strength and resistance, as their life extends from 10 to 20 years without needing any maintenance in cases of natural use conditions, which makes them very similar to natural teeth.
There are no serious adverse side effects for the veneers, but whenever you get Veneers or Lumineers part of your teeth may get carved, and thus the enamel layer is lost, this happens more with Veneers, and therefore it is an irreversible procedure, and if veneers are damaged, they must be replaced immediately.
It is worth mentioning here that it is necessary to beware of the habits harmful to the teeth after getting Veneers or Lumineers, such as biting the nails, eating ice, and other things that may harm the dental laminates or lead to their damage.
The tooth is prepared by carving a small layer of the front surface, and a little from the sides, to leave enough room to apply the veneers, to enhance the aesthetic and natural appearance of teeth in terms of size and alignment, and just like in the Lumineers procedure the dentist makes impressions of your teeth and designs the smile that suits you the most, taking into account the size of facial bones, and these models are sent to a laboratory specialized in design Veneers according to the measurements taken, then the doctor will install temporary Veneers for your teeth until the next session.
The dentist applies the designed veneers to check if they fit your teeth well from the aesthetical and functional aspect, and in case there are no adjustments need to be made, then Veneers are applied permanently to your teeth.
Dental Veneers and Lumineers give you a natural white teeth appearance and a great smile, and after getting Veneers or Lumineers you will realize how much of a change a beautiful smile can bring to your face.