Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells that are custom made to cover the front surface of teeth. They are the ideal solution for treating many dental conditions. They resist staining and look completely natural as they have the same light reflecting properties as natural teeth.
Reasons to get porcelain veneers:
- Discoloration: Teeth can become discolored because of root canal treatment, the presence of large resin fillings, excessive fluoride, or staining from tetracycline or other drugs.
- Chipped, broken, or worn teeth
- Uneven, irregularly shaped, or crooked teeth
- Gaps between the teeth
- Cosmetic: to achieve a uniform appearance
- Possible alternative to crowns or other dental procedures
What is the procedure for getting porcelain veneers?
One tooth or many teeth can undergo the veneering process simultaneously.
At the first visit Dr Yash will prepare the teeth by removing some of the enamel from the surface. Then he will make an impression of the teeth which will be sent to a dental laboratory where your veneers will be made. Occasionally temporary veneers are placed at this time.
At the second visit Dr Yash will evaluate the fit and color of the veneer. He can make adjustments if needed. Then he will prepare the teeth to receive the veneers by cleaning, polishing and etching the teeth. Etching roughens a tooth to allow for a strong bond when the veneer is cemented. Once this is done, the veneers are positioned and cemented onto the teeth. Your bite will be checked and any final adjustments will be made.
Dr Yash may suggest a follow-up visit in a few weeks so that he can check to see how your gums are adapting to the veneers and to once again evaluate the veneer’s placement.
Veneers are very durable and will last for many years but require good oral hygiene and regular dental visits.
If you have any questions about veneers, please call or contact our office.