Veneers are thin porcelain pieces fixed on the teeth enamel for aesthetic purposes, but they can also improve resilience and tooth strength. Stained, crooked, chipped, and tooth gaps can be fixed using veneers through an irreversible process done by qualified Newport Beach Veneers specialists at Enamel. General & Cosmetic Dentistry. Before going through the procedure, it is essential to know what it entails.
Get your dentist’s recommendations
Your doctor will first examine your teeth before recommending a procedure that best suits your needs. An important note is that each process is unique to a client’s needs and teeth alignment. However, there is the surety of an improved smile after the procedure. At this point, the dentist will discuss with you the best options for veneer materials available. Porcelain veneers are a more preferred choice to resin veneers because they mimic the natural appearance of teeth better and are more stain-resistant. You are encouraged to speak to your physician about your expectations after treatment.
What teeth problems do veneers fix?
The overall objective is to end up with a beautiful smile, but also fixing underlying teeth problems such as:
Discoloration: Over the years, teeth get discolored due to various issues such as stains from medications, foods and drinks, etc. The porcelain shells cover the teeth, giving them a brighter and a whiter look.
Other issues can be misalignments, cracks, broken, irregularly shaped, and worn down teeth.
Usually it will take you two or more visits to the dentist before a successful application. To get started, x-rays may be done, and the veneer size and shape developed. At this stage, the tooth enamel is trimmed to make room for the veneers.
When the model tooth or teeth is created, it is then transferred to a laboratory where the veneers are made. This may take two to three weeks to complete. In the meantime, temporary veneers are placed on the teeth. They offer protection and assurance of how the final results will be.
When placing the permanent veneers, the dentist first checks whether they fit well by temporarily placing them, then trimming and reshaping them, if needed. A special cement is applied to glue the porcelain to the tooth. The desired color can be achieved by changing the cement shade. When gluing is complete, a special light is shown on the teeth, activating cells in the cement to harden fast. After that, the dentist may check the bite, remove excess glue, and make any necessary adjustments.
What You Need to Know
Veneers are irreversible. They usually last for up to 20 years, which means that a replacement is necessary when they wear out. It’s possible to have the procedure carried out on one tooth, several, or the whole mouth. Veneers generally don’t require shaping as crowns do. They also look smart and are more robust.
If you are missing a tooth, visit your dentist to learn how veneers can help regain your smile.