Dental veneer is a cosmetic treatment that is made out of thin, tooth-coloured shells that are attached to the surface of the tooth to enhance its appearance. It’s a great treatment if your teeth are stained, chipped, broken, smaller-than-average sized teeth, or they have gaps. The top front eight teeth are the most popular teeth to place porcelain veneers.
Traditional veneers can be made out of two materials: porcelain or from resin composite materials. At our office, our top-rated dentists can offer you porcelain veneers for your teeth as porcelain resists stains better than resin.
Applying porcelain veneers is extensive and hard-work but anything that’s good takes time. Our distinguished dentists will apply local anesthesia, and start grinding the surface of your teeth to reshape it, which usually removes the enamel. Next, our dentists will take an impression of your teeth and send it off to the lab. It usually takes 2-4 weeks for the veneers to come back from the lab. In the meantime, your dentist will place a temporary veneer on your teeth.
When our dental office receives the veneers, your dentist will then start the process of bonding the veneer onto your teeth. They’ll place the veneer on your teeth to examine whether it fits properly, if not, your dentist will repeatedly remove and reshape the veneer to achieve the proper shape and fit. Next, they will clean, polish and etch your teeth as a preparation for the cementation of the veneers. A special cement is placed on the veneer and then on your teeth. Once it’s properly positioned onto your teeth, our dentists will shine a special light on the veneer in order to harden the cement quickly. They will then remove any excess cement, check your bite, and make any needed adjustments.
Porcelain veneers are very much beneficial for you as your gums tolerates porcelain really well; they’re stain-resistant; they don’t require as much shaping as crowns do; they’re stronger and are better looking than porcelain crowns.
If you’re interested in porcelain crowns, don’t hesitate to Contact Us Centrum Dental Centre to learn more about them.