Porcelain veneers are considered as one of the best ways in dentistry to correct chipped, stained and crooked teeth. A custom-made shell is placed on the surface of the tooth providing the patient with a bright, natural and aligned smile.
Procedure for fixing porcelain veneers
The process is not a simple one and calls for great precision, artistry and skill on the part of the dentist.
Each tooth is prepared by taking away half millimeter of the enamel from the surface of the teeth. This is carried out under local anesthesia.
After the preparation, an impression of the teeth is taken which aids in fabricating the perfect custom-made veneers.
This completes the first visit to the dentist. The final porcelain veneers takes about two weeks to be prepared and in the meantime, temporary veneers are placed.
During the second visit, the fabricated veneers are tested and adjusted, according to the patients teeth.
The patient’s teeth is further cleaned well and polished and after that, they are etched so that the bonding solution easily adheres to the teeth. Then the veneer shells are cemented to the teeth.
Usage of Porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are used for the treatment of crooked and uneven teeth, shapeless teeth, stained teeth which are widely spaced, gummy teeth, extremely yellow teeth, sensitive teeth, worn out teeth and bad bite.
Porcelain veneers are extremely resistant to tea, coffee and cigarette smoking stains. They give a very natural look to the smile and last for over a period of ten to fifty years.
Porcelain veneers can be treated like natural teeth and can be regularly brushed and flossed. As time passes they become a natural part of the mouth.
There are a number of advantages in getting porcelain veneers done. They provide the teeth with the most natural and healthy look.
Their appearance is just like glass and is translucent, difficult to distinguish from natural teeth. Few weeks after the bonding of the laminates to the tooth surface, they start to take on the features of one’s natural dental enamel.
Since porcelain is a heat fired ceramic, it can resist all types of stain. In case they catch stains, it can be easily cleaned by polishing.
If the treatment is done by a skilled dentist then veneers produce outstanding aesthetic results.