Teeth that are badly stained, shaped or crooked may be improved by a veneer placed on the surface of the affected teeth. Patients with gaps between their front teeth or teeth that are chipped or worn may consider porcelain veneers or Ceramic Laminates.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Little or no anesthesia is needed. Veneers have a longer life expectancy and color stability than composite bonding, and highly resist permanent staining from coffee, tea, or even cigarette smoking.
Veneers are usually made by a dental lab technician working from a model provided by your dentist. We ourselves have a state of art dental lab in the clinic office premises with highly qualified and artistic technicians. This enables us to make naturally appearing and pleasing veneers.
For veneering it`s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the shell. Typically, veneers entail at least three appointments: diagnosis and treatment planning, preparation, and bonding.
During the tooth preparation visit, usually lasting one to two hours, the teeth are lightly buffed to allow for the small added thickness of the veneer. Usually, about a half a millimeter of the tooth is removed, which may require a local anesthetic. During the same visit, a mold is taken of the teeth, and sent to the laboratory for the fabrication of the veneers.
During the final “bonding” visit, also about one or two hours, the veneers are placed on the tooth surface with water or glycerine on the teeth to check their fit and get a sense of the shade or color. While the veneers are resting on your teeth, they can be adjusted with various shades of cement to match the color of your teeth.
Porcelain veneers are reasonable facsimiles of natural teeth, not perfect replacements. It`s not uncommon to see slight variations in the color of porcelain veneers upon close inspection, as this occurs even in natural teeth.
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