Made of composite resin or porcelain, dental veneers are simply thin shells that fit perfectly over the teeth.
Made of composite resin or porcelain, dental veneers are simply thin shells that fit perfectly over the teeth. This offers a natural and attractive look that can enhance one’s appeal substantially. They are frequently used as a way to correct teeth that are misaligned or teeth that have become stained or that have shifted. In addition, dental veneers are excellent for correcting teeth that have been worn down and have become uneven. Even teeth that are abnormally spaced can benefit from all that modern dental veneers make possible. Best of all, veneers are even more resistant to staining than natural teeth and are also highly resistant to discoloration.
For the actual placement of veneers, the patient is usually required to make two appointments. In other instances one appointment may do the trick especially when using veneers that are prefabricated. The actual procedure usually requires local anesthesia. Some patients who are not sensitive may be able to have the procedure performed even without anesthesia. Once the correct shade of veneer has been selected, the dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the natural tooth. This allows for the veneer to be properly placed. An impression of the tooth is made at the laboratory and then a temporary veneer is placed on the tooth using something known as spot etching.
Veneers once placed are light cured for about a minute on all surfaces. This helps the veneer to attach firmly to the tooth structure. Veneers are permanent in nature and look quite impressive once properly placed. Finally, the dentist will remove any excess material that may exist and put a finish polish on the new veneers. With so much to offer, porcelain veneers are a great option for those looking to enhance their visual appearance in an affordable and easy way. Contact your Elk Grove dentist, Dr, My Huynh at Laguna Park Dentistry today for more information on veneers and all that they can do for you.