Dental veneers which are also referred to as dental porcelain laminates or porcelain veneers are artificially made shells of tooth-colored materials which are fashioned to cover the frontal surface of the teeth. It aims to be the perfect solution to the following set of teeth problems namely discolored teeth, worn down teeth, chipped or broken teeth, uneven, misaligned, or irregularly shaped teeth with bulges and craters, and gap teeth. The porcelain or resin composite materials applied on the teeth’s surface coupled with the light’s reflective capacity allows the porcelain or resin veneer to capture the teeth’s natural color.
A decision to take advantage of these benefits of dental veneers requires a person to have a minimum of three visits to his or her dentist. The dental visits include the following:
The Planning Stage or Consultation
Inform your dentist before hand of your desired result. In this manner, he may provide you alternative methods which can be done to achieve your goal. It will require him to do a thorough examination of your teeth so he can assess if your mouth is fit to undergo the treatment. His examination may also include a few mouth x-rays so he can make a proper impression of your both your teeth and mouth.
In your second visit, your dentist will inject a local anesthetic on your mouth in preparation for the removal of approximately .5 millimeter of your tooth’s enamel. This amount is the equivalent amount of the veneer which will be placed on your teeth. This material combined with his earlier study on your mouths condition will be used in the construction of your veneer. He will make an impression of you’re tooth which will then be sent to a dental laboratory which will construct the veneer for you. The construction will take roughly one to two weeks just in time for the final stage of the procedure.
Once the constructed veneer is received by your dentist, it will be permanently cemented on your tooth. The tooth color is carefully matched with your natural teeth’s hue and will be carefully fitted to the tooth. The veneer will then be cemented on your tooth which will soon be polished, cleaned and etched for a stronger bonding process to take place. A special light beam will be used to the dental veneer that will trigger the activation of the chemical components found in the cement mixture. The dentist will then check the tooth for any excess cement that may hinder or affect your daily bites.
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