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Types of Veneers
If you are consulting with your dentist about the possibility of dental veneers, you should discuss the many options. For instance, the color, fit and type of veneer used is the most important decision you'll make. Choosing a type of veneer, will come down to the difference in materials. Here's a look at some different dental veneer styles:
Composite veneers are made out of resin composite and are the simplest form of veneer to apply to a tooth. The dentist will repair your tooth damage with enamel and finish with a bond, all in one visit. For bigger problems, a porcelain veneer is the more popular choice due to it's higher quality and endurance.
Veneers at Denta-joy International Dental Clinic.
Candidates for Veneers
Candidates should have healthy, stable teeth. People with following imperfections may want to consider veneers:
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Slightly misaligned teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Teeth with small gaps between them
- Worn or chipped teeth
What are porcelain veneers?
This is the Rolls-Royce restoration of choice. Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic material, which are bonded to the front of teeth. This procedure requires little or no anesthesia, when bonded to your tooth is extremely strong, and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. Porcelain veneers are placed to mask discolorations, to brighten teeth, and to improve a smile. Highly resistant to permanent staining from coffee, tea, or even cigarette smoking, the wafer-thin porcelain veneers can achieve a tenacious bond to the tooth, resulting in an esthetically pleasing naturalness that is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
Why would you recommend a porcelain veneer?
Replacement for Crowns:
Porcelain veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns in many situations. They provide a much more conservative approach to changing a tooth's color, size, or shape.
Treating Severe Discolorations:
Porcelain veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline, by an injury, or as the result of a root-canal procedure, and are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth.
Alternative for Orthodontics:
Situations in which the anterior (front) teeth are mildly misaligned, crooked, or rotated can be corrected with porcelain veneers through a procedure called Instant Orthodontics.
Popular Diastema Treatment (gaps between teeth):
Patients with gaps or diastemas between their front teeth or teeth that are chipped or worn may consider porcelain veneers.
The Dental Porcelain Veneer Procedure
The first visit to the cosmetic dentist's office will consist of an exam to make sure that dental veneers are the right choice. During this visit, the cosmetic dentist will discuss the advantages and limitations of porcelain veneers. The second office visit is used to prepare the teeth for the dental veneers. This is accomplished by removing ? millimeter of tooth enamel .
If the procedure is uncomfortable, local anesthetic can be used. After the teeth have been prepared, the cosmetic dentist will take an impression of the teeth, which will be used to make the dental veneers. It will take approximately one to two weeks for porcelain veneers to be manufactured. The final office visit is scheduled in order to apply the dental veneers to the teeth. The teeth will be cleaned and the porcelain veneers will be bonded to the teeth with bonding cement . The cement is then hardened with a blue light (a process known as curing).
These types of veneers are very natural looking. With a variety of white colored shades available, a porcelain veneer will make your teeth brilliant and clean.
In general, applying porcelain veneers is a longer procedure, since they require more than one trip to the dentist. The preparation and application procedures are often preformed separately.