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The Uses Of Dental Veneers

If you have ever considered pursuing dental veneer treatment to improve your smile, then book your appointment with Dr Sagathavan.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells applied to the surface of the teeth to correct blemishes of the teeth. Veneers are a great option for those who are unhappy with their smile and feel self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth.

The benefits of veneers

One of the best things about using veneers is that these porcelain restorations can correct a number of different aesthetic issues with just one treatment. Veneers are used to:

  • Straighten the appearance of crooked or crowded smiles
  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Cover discolored and stained enamel
  • Make teeth appear longer or wider, to bring the smile into better balance
  • Refine jagged dental edges
  • Brighten discoloured and stained teeth due to worn enamel and ageing

Dental veneers can be made from composite resin or porcelain. They are fabricated by a dental technician and then bonded to the teeth individually by your dentist. In most cases we are able to place dental veneers in only two or three dental appointments. This is one of the fastest options available for people who want to completely transform their smiles quickly and completely.

Although dental veneers are deemed cosmetic, they also have qualities that make them prevent further treatments in the future and aid dental health.

Once your veneers are in place, they will stay permanently on your natural teeth. You will still be able to eat your favorite foods and drink your favorite beverages. And veneers are also exceptionally simple and intuitive to care; you can brush your veneer and floss between your restorations as you do normally. Veneers are naturally stain resistant, so they will continue to look fresh and bright for years to come.

How are veneers applied?

Since veneers are shells applied to the surface of the teeth, your teeth will be prepped by removing the top layer of the tooth’s surface. Once prepped an impression of your teeth will be taken and sent to the dental technicians. Here they will make each veneer according to the shade and shapes you have chosen alongside Dr Sagathavan. When ready, you will have a follow-up appointment with your dentist to have the veneers fitted.

Are you a candidate for veneers?

After an oral exam, your dentist will be able to tell if dental veneers are an option for you. We can provide you with any additional information that you may need regarding veneers or other cosmetic dentistry options. No matter what your aesthetic issue, we are here to help you discover your dream smile!

Dental veneers

Wakesleigh Medical Centre

Address: Wakesleigh Medical Centre,
251 Wakesleigh Road, Bellair, Durban

Tel: 031 465 4020

Email: dr.levan@yahoo.com

Hillary Dental

Address: Hillary Dental, Hillary Shopping Centre, 120 Stella Road, Durban

Tel: 031 465 4020

Email: dr.levan@yahoo.com

Durdoc Medical Centre

Address:1118 Durdoc Hospital,
460 Anton Lembede Street, Durban

Tel: 031 304 6688

Email: dr.levan@yahoo.com