There are different dental options to improve the aesthetic property of your mouth. One of them is veneers. Veneers are prosthetic devices. Veneers consist of a clear, thin material that is worn over the teeth, especially the front teeth since they are the most visible. Veneers are used to correct cracked, chipped, and broken teeth. They are also used to create whiter teeth on teeth that cannot be whitened by bleaching. They are indicated in the cases of discolored teeth, non-vital tooth discoloration, malformed teeth, enamel hypocalcification, enamel hypoplasia, tetracycline staining, fluorosis, malpositioned teeth, enamel loss by erosion, enamel fractures, and tooth reshaping. Multiple veneers can be used to close spaces between teeth that are difficult to close with orthodontics. They are also recommended for aging patients with a worn dentition. At Peninsula Family Dental Center, you can obtain a veneer prescription depending on your dental need
There are two main types of veneers: composite veneers and porcelain veneers. Composite veneers are made from a composite resin and are made at a dental office. Composite veneers can either be direct or indirect. The difference is in the method of preparation. Direct composite veneers are cemented directly to the teeth in one visit. With this, several direct composite veneers can be applied at once and are generally easy to repair. In addition, direct composite veneers are made at your dental office. Indirect composite veneers, unlike the direct composite veneers, are placed in two appointments. At the first visit, the impression of your tooth is taken on a mold. In the second visit, the already made veneers are cemented to the tooth. They are made in the laboratory. Composite veneers are also cheaper than porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are made in a laboratory. They provide a more natural appearance for your teeth. They can fix darker stains and poorly positioned teeth. The procedure for porcelain veneer application requires more than one appointment: one for taking the impression of your teeth and the second for placing the veneer onto your teeth. After the impression of your teeth, you might be given a temporary veneer, which is usually made from composite. The temporary veneers can be used when there are complaints of tooth sensitivity or concerns about aesthetics. These temporaries help determine the right shade, shape, and length of permanent veneers to be created. When the veneers are ready, they are attached to the teeth with a layer of adhesive. Porcelain veneers last longer than composite veneers, and they do not change color over time. There are several types of porcelain veneers, which are known as lithium disilicate, Mac, and Da Vinci. There are four major preparations for porcelain laminate veneers, which are window preparation, feather preparation, bevel preparation, and incisal overlap.
Use of veneers should not be employed when there are excessive dental caries, uncontrolled gingival disease, no enamel, large existing restorations, or the presence of poor oral hygiene. Maintain proper oral hygiene to preserve the appearance of already placed veneers. In addition, avoid teeth-staining foods and drinks.
Veneers help produce symmetry in shape and size of your teeth and give you an attractive smile. Reach Peninsula Family Dental Center today to obtain that pearly white smile you desire. Please call (907) 283-9125.