Veneers are thin porcelain liners that are secured to the front of teeth.The main purpose of veneers is to change the appearance.For example, no more stains, chips, spaces, or misalignments.Porcelain veneers are attached directly to the front of the teeth; therefore, half a millimeter of the enamel from the teeth will need to be removed in order to attach the veneers.Removing the enamel allows for the thickness of the veneer, so that the thickness of your teeth stay the same.
In order to properly fit veneers, impressions are taken to determine the size needed.They usually take a couple of weeks to be developed and then are sent directly to your dentist.The bonding process includes removing the enamel, fitting the veneers with any shaping and etching necessary, and then using cement to permanently attach the veneer to your teeth.Dr. Martos veneers procedure includes three such visits for diagnosis, treatment, preparation, and bonding.
There are a number of advantages to getting porcelain veneers.Outlined below are a few of those advantages.
Natural Looking Results
Veneers are as natural looking as you can get.You also have the option to select shape, color, and size.One of the most important aspects of porcelain is that it does have light reflecting properties just as your regular teeth have.They also look just like normal tooth enamel with similar characteristics.The color of your veneers is selected by using a color chart.The tooth shade is determined by this guide.Shades are available because you may only need one tooth done and may need to match your current teeth.The veneer is customized specific to your needs and wants.
Long Term Solution
Veneers are very durable and strength your existing teeth due to the bonding process.Most veneers, depending on the type of material used, will last ten to fifteen years.With that said, most studies indicate that with adequate care and proper oral hygiene veneers will last longer than that.At times a repair may need to be made, but most often veneers fail due to plaque and tartar build up as well as gum disease.Therefore, following a proper hygiene regiment will ensure your veneers last well over fifteen years.It is a long term solution as long as you take care of your teeth and make sure you follow proper guidelines.
Veneers are stain resistant, meaning whatever shade you choose upon implementation is the color that will remain.Porcelain is resistant to beverages such as tea, coffee and soda as well as foods.Porcelain can deflect the chemical agents that change the color of normal tooth enamel which makes veneers so popular.
Corrects Multiple Flaws
Veneers, unlike other procedures, can correct multiple aesthetic issues at once.Veneers correct misalignments, color, shape, position, bites, gaps, etc.The veneer is placed on top of your teeth; therefore, any corrections that are needed to your regular teeth are made to the liner that is built from the impression taken during your initial appointment.The liner shell will fit directly on top of your teeth covering the surface of your old teeth that have the unpleasing aesthetic issues.
The process of deciding to get veneers, being fitted and having them placed on your teeth is relatively quick. Typically, you will need two to three appointments scheduled for the entire process. Your initial visit will entail having impressions taken of your teeth. These will be used to make the veneer liners.You will select the color, shape and size. The other visits will be used to shape and etch the enamel on your current teeth for the fitting of the veneers. Once they fit correctly, a cement bond is used to place the veneers on your teeth. Sedation is necessary for the placement of veneers (typically). After care is pretty easy that first day, with little recovery time. Your veneers are set so you can resume normal activity after they are placed.
Again, all of this will take roughly a few weeks. Follow-up appointments may be scheduled to see how the veneersare working for you and the current state of the veneers.
These are just a few of the advantages of porcelain veneers, but there are many other advantages. The cost is fairly reasonable and something that you should consider if you have a number of cosmetic issues that you are considering changing. Consider a consult to see if veneers are a good fit for you. The advantages may outweigh the disadvantages.