Dental veneer, also known as porcelain veneer or ceramic veneer, will repair tooth that is discolored, worn down, chipped or broken, misaligned or irregularly shaped tooth, and tooth with cap. Dental veneer will provide you with a natural tooth appearance that will not affect or irritate your gum issue. Porcelain veneer is stain resistant, and can make dark teeth appear whiter. It offers a conservative approach to changing a tooth's color and shape. Extensive shaping prior to the procedure that crown need is not required for veneer and is actually stronger and more esthetic than crown or bonding. Within two appointments to Phuket Inter Dental Clinic during your holidays, you will achieve your dental makeover desires and have a more confident and appealing smile with Dental Veneer.
The Dental Veneer Procedure
Teeth are prepared for dental veneers by very lightly grinding to allow for the small added thickness of the veneer. Records are taken to determine the color, bite, length and shape of each dental veneer. An impression is also taken in the same visit for a replica model of the teeth. In the next visit, your custom made dental veneer is then placed directly onto your tooth to verify their perfect fit and the shade or color. The tooth is then cleansed to achieve a maximum bond. Once the dental cement is between the veneer and your tooth, a light beam is used to harden the cement. A quality assurance check is done for any re-adjustments or re-works of your dental veneer.
What Types of Problems Do Dental Veneers Fix?
Dental veneers are one of the cosmetic dentistry options available to correct stained, chipped, or crooked teeth. Porcelain veneers are made of the translucent ceramic material, which is applied to the front of the teeth. When applied by a qualified cosmetic dentist, porcelain veneers should be virtually indistinguishable other teeth. To accomplish the desired effect, dental veneers take approximately three visits to the cosmetic dentist's office.
Veneers are routinely used to fix:
Teeth that are discolored ? Either because of root canal treatment; stains from
tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes; or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth
Teeth that are worn down
Teeth that are chipped or broken
Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (for example, have craters or bulges in them)
Teeth with gaps between them (to close the space between these teeth)
Veneers offer the following advantages:
They provide a natural tooth appearance.
Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well.
Porcelain veneers are stain resistant.
The color of a porcelain veneer can be selected such that it makes dark teeth
Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth's color and shape - veneers generally don't require the extensive shaping prior to the procedure that crowns do, yet offer a stronger, more esthetic alternative to bonding.
Do Dental Veneers Require Special Care?
No. Continue to follow good oral hygiene practices including brushing and flossing as you normally would.
This was a very straight forward case. She was extremely self conscious of the tetracycline stain of his lower front teeth which was caused by excessive antibiotic. Tetracycline stained teeth with dark band at the neck of each tooth.
In this after photo, we see the tremendous improvement in the appearance of her teeth. Incidentally, what you don't see here is the dramatic positive impact it has made on her self esteem and confidence … all in only 7 days!!