Dental Veneers: Advantage of this cosmetic dental treatment
Dental Veneers (which are often termed as Porcelain Veneers) are thin laminates which matches the color of your teeth to improve the appearance and give them a natural look. These custom-made shells of the tooth color are attached to the front part of the teeth. This is how you get the natural look and feel of your original teeth.
These can be made out of porcelain or from resin composite materials. The advantage of Porcelain Dental Veneers is that they are better stain resistant than resin composites. The other advantage of porcelain dental veneers is that they have better light reflecting property. On the other hand resin dental veneers are thinner and does not require much tooth surface removal. However the best choice will depend on your discussion with the dentist.
To begin with the procedure your dentist will do a smile analysis so as to ensure which type of dental veneer will suit you. To add to this he/she will also make mock-up of veneers so that you can try them to see which fits and looks the best. There is a procedure called as Cosmetic Imaging which will help you see your prospective smile with the help of images.
Dental Veneers are expected to improve the appearance of your teeth such as the shape, color and position. Your dentist will use a particular color so that it gives you almost the same color to improve the discolored tooth. The best of using dental veneer is that they can make a chipped or crooked tooth look as if it is newly erupted. They will cover the entire front part of the teeth and hence will replace the broken part.
The preparation for a successful dental veneer is the mos critical part for a dentist. He/She will first remove the some of the shiny outer enamel surface so that veneers can bond perfectly there. Your dentist won’t remove too much enamel and the thickness will be that of the veneer which will be used. This helps in keeping the tooth of the same size. To avoid any sort of discomfort your dentist will give you an anesthetic although it might not be necessary.
After all this the tooth will be prepared, an impression or mould will be made and thereafter given to the dental technician so that they can prepare the dental veneers. The color of the surrounding teeth is matched on a shade guide to make sure that the veneer will look entirely natural.
The dental veneers will take two visits. In the first visit the tooth is prepared and in the second one they will be made to fit the tooth. Before the bonding is even started your dentist will show you the veneer on your teeth and will proceed only if you are happy with it. A special adhesive is used to make sure that dental veneers bond perfectly with the tooth.
Just because these are some sort of artificial tooth replacing your original one does not mean that you will not take care of them. You will have to brush and floss regularly. They are made to last long. In case it gets slightly chipped then this can be recovered completely.