veneers, or “dental veneers,” can change the appearance of
teeth that are chipped, worn, stained, crooked, or generally
damaged. A porcelain veneer acts as a thin shell, covering
the surface of a tooth. Porcelain veneers are bonded directly
to the front of teeth with adhesive cement for an immediate
improvement in the shape and color of each tooth.
color of porcelain veneers can be matched to the color of
a patient’s teeth. And because dental veneers are made of
porcelain, a glassy composition, they are resistant to staining.
Porcelain veneers reflect light in a similar way as tooth
enamel, and can be buffed and shaped to look just like natural
entire porcelain veneer cosmetic dentistry procedure normally takes
only 2-3 visits to our dental office .
the first visit the patient will discuss the procedure with the
cosmetic dentist. During this initial consultation the dental patient
will have the opportunity to discuss how the final smile should
look. Please feel free to bring pictures of ideal smiles to your
initial consultation! During the second appointment the teeth will
be prepared for the porcelain veneers and a mould will be made of
the teeth. In the final appointment porcelain veneers, designed
specifically for the patient, will be placed on the teeth.
veneers have become popular in the time that they have been available
because they are natural looking, durable, and long-lasting. To
learn more about porcelain veneers, please contact us today.
it may take a little time to get used to the appearance and feel
of porcelain or composite veneers, there is no special care needed.
You should not bite any objects that can cause the dental veneers
to come off. You should continue to maintain your oral hygiene program,
which includes thorough brushing and flossing.
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are many advantages of using porcelain veneers as a tooth
restoration procedure. You can achieve a very good cosmetic
appearance with a minimal amount of tooth preparation. This
is not often the case with dental crowns. Composite veneers
are the more popular of the two, as porcelain veneers have
a tendency to fracture. Composite veneers are also thinner
and therefore require less tooth structure removal before
the veneer is applied. But, the advantage of using porcelain
veneers over composite veneers is that porcelain veneers are
more durable and less likely to stain, but it is still recommended
that a person avoid excessive consumption of foods and drinks
that tend to stain, such as coffee, tea or wine. If you tend
to grind or clench your teeth, a porcelain or composite veneer
can chip or fracture. When a dental veneer breaks, it cannot
be repaired. The porcelain or composite veneer must be completely