Dental veneers are wafer-thin, translucent porcelain laminates bonded onto the front of the teeth to improve its appearance. They are custom-made to match the size and color of the teeth.
Porcelain veneers are perfect alternatives to dental crowns where tooth damage is less serious. They are an ideal solution in the treatment of several dental conditions and can completely reshape your teeth to give you the beautiful smile.
Veneers aren’t permanent and like the majority of dental restorations, they may need to be replaced in the future. Nevertheless, they can last for years with proper care.
Dentists will recommend porcelain veneers for any of the following reasons:
How is a porcelain veneer procedure carried out?
Getting a porcelain veneer required two separate appointments with your dentist. The first visit involves buffing and shaping the teeth surface so it can accommodate the thin veneer layer. The procedure is usually done with or without a small dose of anesthetic. After this, an impression of the teeth will be taken and a shade is chosen to match the color of your teeth. The mold is then sent to the dental lab so your porcelain veneer can be prepared.
When the porcelain veneer is ready, your dentist let you come in for the second appointment. He will clean the teeth with special solutions so a durable bond can be attained. The porcelain veneer is then placed over the tooth surface using bonding cement. A special light beam is used to cure, harden and set the bonded veneer.
You will also receive care instructions from your dentist and this usually involves regular brushing and flossing to extend the life of your porcelain veneers. He will ask you to return on a scheduled date so he can check on them.