Today, a wonderful pearly-white smile is important for a wide variety of reasons. Beautiful teeth can boost self-esteem and self-confidence, and a stunning smile is often the most recognized feature of a person. Porcelain dental veneers have been renowned for excellence and durability in the field of cosmetic dentistry for the past 25 years. These ceramic veneers can cover even the most unsightly blemishes on the teeth, and treatment can be completed in one or two visits.
Who is a good candidate for Porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are ideal for the nervous patient because they need little or no anesthesia to appl. They’re also highly resistant to staining agents like tobacco, coffee and red wine. Porcelain veneers look completely natural, feel fantastic and can instantly cover the most severe cosmetic defects.
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, which means that the eating, speaking and biting functions are seldom affected by their placement. Porcelain veneers are available in four different shades, ranging from “bright” to “incredibly bright” and can only be applied to healthy underlying teeth and gums. If the dentist notes tooth decay or gum disease, these issues need to be addressed before the placement of dental veneers.
Here are some of the main advantages associated with Porcelain veneers:
High resistance to staining agents.
Incredibly strong bonding agent.
Quick, natural looking results.
Transforms even the most disfiguring defects.
Wafer thin veneers.
What is the procedure for placing Porcelain veneers?
The dentist will plan on three visits, though treatment may be completed in two. The first visit involves a thorough investigation of the teeth and the planning of forthcoming treatments. The planning stage is an ideal opportunity to ask questions. Objectives and potential end results will be discussed, and the dentist will ensure that teeth are healthy enough for veneer placement.
The second visit may last several hours. The teeth need to be prepared before the Porcelain veneers are placed. Preparation generally involves the removal of some of the tooth to create space for veneer placement. Since Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, little of the tooth needs to be altered.
When the teeth are fully prepared, the veneers are made on the Cerec machine while you wait. It generally takes around two to three hours depending on how many teeth are being veneered for the custom-made Porcelain veneers to be fabricated. You will leave the office with all the Porcelain veneers permanently bonded. At least that's the plan.
Porcelain veneers are permanently placed with specialized dental cleansers and bonded using a visible light beam. The light beam hardens the cement and ensures that an ultra-secure affixation occurs. Once the veneers are placed with cement, the color can no longer be altered.
Porcelain veneers produce a stunning result that transforms the smile with minimal discomfort.
If you have any questions about Porcelain veneers, please ask anyone at the office.