Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells bonded on your teeth’ front surface to improve dental smile and appearance. They address various dental issues, including tooth discoloration, chipping, and cracking, and align uneven or spaced teeth. Compared to other veneers, porcelain shells are more resistant to stains, and gums tolerate them well. Porcelain veneers Bronx can last for many years, but you must observe the correct oral hygiene and avoid biting hard objects to maintain them in good shape. You may need one or two dental appointments for the complete placement of porcelain veneers.
What happens before the porcelain placement?
In most cases, porcelain veneer placement involves two dental visits. The bonding can be completed within six weeks. Before the placement procedure, your dentist will examine your teeth to ensure you are fit for the treatment. The examination may involve an X-ray to get a detailed view of your oral structures. If you have any oral concerns like cavities, they will be addressed before veneer placement.
What should you expect during porcelain veneer placement?
During porcelain veneer placement, your dentist may administer local anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable during the treatment. The dentist will reshape your tooth surface by shaving off part of your enamel. The extent of shaving depends on the size of the veneer to be placed. The dentist will then take an impression of your teeth and send it to a laboratory to help design your porcelain veneers. The shells will be ready within two to four weeks. Before then, your dentist may give you temporary veneers.
In your final appointment, your dentist takes your custom-made veneers and bonds them on your teeth with special cement. The provider trims them to ensure they fit properly over your teeth. After cementing, the dentist picks a special light beam and shines it on the porcelain veneer. The rays stimulate the chemicals in the bonding cement to harden and stick to your tooth properly. Your dentist will wipe out any excess cement, examine your bite and make any necessary adjustments. In some cases, dentists do not give temporary veneers. The dentists place permanent veneers the same day after tooth reshaping.
What happens after porcelain veneer placement?
Porcelain veneers last for many years. The durability of your veneers depends on how you take care of them. After placement, your dentist will teach you how to take care of your veneers. Ensure you maintain proper oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly for examination and dental cleaning to increase the durability of your veneers. If your veneers chip or fracture, your dentist cannot repair them. You have to replace the damaged veneers.
Avoid biting or chewing hard objects like bones, bottle caps, and nut shells to reduce the risk of damage. Ensure the kind of toothpaste you use to brush your teeth is non-abrasive to avoid corroding your veneers and destroying their natural look.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells bonded on your teeth’ front surface to improve your dental smile and appearance. They correct tooth discoloration, chipping, and cracking and align uneven or spaced teeth. Schedule an appointment at Advanced Dental Care of Riverdale for porcelain veneer placement to improve your smile.