Dental Veneers


Why Choose Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers can be referred to as wafer-thin shells of materials resembling the natural tooth-colour that can be custom designed to improve an individual’s appearance by covering the front surface of his or her teeth. Veneers can be made of composite resin or porcelain, and can significantly improve one’s smile by changing its shape, texture, colour, and alignment. Porcelain is considered to be the ideal material for veneers because its colour is very close to that of a natural tooth and it is strong, durable, and resistant to staining.

Porcelain veneers are used extensively to improve the shape, position, and colour of teeth. If you have a chipped tooth, veneers can make it look intact by covering its front surface. Dental Veneers can also be a great option for closing small gaps where braces are not a practical solution.

Why use porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers have now emerged as the gold standard for smile makeover or rehabilitation for many reasons. Some of its most recommended applications include
• Enhancing the appearance of darkened and stained teeth
• Closing gaps or spaces between teeth
• Correction of minor rotations or crowding in smile
• Repairing of misshapen or chipped teeth
• Lengthening of teeth that are short or have been depleted

How long do the veneers last?

Dental veneers are known to be amongst the most durable types of oral restorations. In general, porcelain veneers have a standard lifespan of ten to fifteen years. However, they may last even longer with proper maintenance and care. On the other hand, composite veneers last between five and eight years before a replacement or resurface treatment.

What is the procedure for dental veneers?

At Rickard Dental Centre, we ensure optimum results for each of our patients by detailed discussion, careful planning, and extraordinary care. Our experienced ceramicists and dentists will utilise their expertise and knowledge to create models and mockups as per your specification.

The first step in this procedure is the preparation of your teeth so that there is a smooth transition between the natural teeth and the veneers. The next step is the crafting of composite, temporary resin veneers by our dentists. On the other hand, your new veneer will be created by our ceramicists in the next few weeks.

Before fitting the veneers, they are evaluated meticulously by our dentists to ensure aesthetic appeal and proper fit. They will also carry out a trial before the final placement of the veneers and take your feedback. The veneers will be bonded only after making the final adjustments for a seamless fit.