13 07 porcelain veneers 2Description: Great teeth have a natural translucence, which is captured by porcelain veneers. Like bonding, veneers are applied to the enamel of the tooth, but they're fabricated in a dental laboratory. Made of wafer-thin ceramic, veneers fit around the top and sides of the tooth. They help to correct the appearance of crowding and rotations, and eliminate chips and gaps and discolouration.

How it's done: Since veneers fit snugly, your gum line may need to be corrected first. The process of being fitted for porcelain veneers normally involves two appointments. First, your dentist will remove a portion of the tooth enamel depending on the tooth position and crookedness, take moulds of your teeth and fit you with temporary veneers. At the second visit, the temporaries are removed and the permanent porcelain veneers will be bonded to your teeth.

Complications: You maybe sensitive during temporary veneers while you wait. Since you will require freezing during both visits, your gums may be tender for a couple of days. To maintain results, book a regular professional cleaning. With care, veneers can last 10 to 15 years.

Recovery: One day.

Cost: Up to $1,550/tooth.

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