Porcelain dental veneers are a beautiful way to correct discolored, repair chipped, broken, or misshapen teeth, lengthen and reshape teeth, and also effectively close spaces between teeth.
The porcelain dental veneer has several advantages over other tooth restoration procedures. Porcelain is an extremely durable material with a color, translucency, and texture that is similar to tooth enamel. It is not susceptible to decay and resists staining while maintaining a natural appearance.
The procedure involves lightly grinding the front and cutting surfaces of the teeth by approximately 0.5 mm and 2.0 mm respectively. The wafer-thin porcelain veneers will eventually be set in place of this enamel. A mold is then taken of your teeth to complement your smile
Once the porcelain veneers are processed they are then placed on the patient’s teeth in the final office visit. At this time, the dentist will be able to precisely make certain that the color and shape of the dental veneers are to patient’s liking then permanently cemented to the teeth. Makes you feel like a natural part of your teeth, and can be used just as you would your regular teeth.
Top secrets to keep your porcelain dental veneer bright and long-lasting natural smile. To protect them from chipping, Avoid biting down into hard substances such as whole crusty French bread. It is advisable that apples be cut before eating them and caution should be exercised when eating corn-on-the cob and spare ribs. Para – functional habits like chewing on fingernails, pencils, or paperclips and clenching or grinding your teeth should naturally be avoided. Following these simple precautions will allow you to enjoy the functionality and esthetics of your porcelain veneers for many years.
Of course, porcelain veneers can’t solve all your dental problems. So, depending on the structural integrity of your teeth, the severity of staining (could show through the thin porcelain shell). The health of your gums, and your occlusion (bite), crowns or orthodontics (braces) may be recommended instead of, or in addition to, veneers in order to achieve the desired results.