If anyone wants to improve their smile, dental veneers are a simple option. Veneers are slim coverings that are fixed over the front and visible part of the tooth. They appear like natural teeth. Veneers could be used to correct a wide range of dental issues, such as:
– teeth which are stained and can’t be whitened through bleaching
– Worn or chipped teeth
– Misshapen or crooked teeth
– Uneven spaces or huge gaps between the upper front teeth
Veneers are usually made of porcelain or composite resin material. The dentist in Loves Park will help one choose the material that is best for the person. Each type of veneer has several benefits.
There are two types of veneers which are porcelain and resin-based composite.
Porcelain veneers are a strong, thin cap that a dentist could place on the teeth’ tops and sides. To attach them, the dentist will have to extract some enamel from the tooth before placing them. Porcelain veneers have the same shade as natural teeth, but it is possible to make them whiter to brighten the smile.
Resin-based composite veneers are almost the same as porcelain veneers, but they tend to be less expensive and needless enamel removal. Sometimes, a dentist might not have to remove any enamel before fixing the composite veneer. Composite veneers are typically easier to replace if damaged or broken than porcelain veneers.
The dental veneer procedure could mostly be completed in two visits over the period of six weeks. The visits are slightly complicated and can require several hours of examination and tooth preparation. The examination and diagnostic phase of treatment are important and identify any oral health issues that must first be addressed before veneer placement.
The dentist also will work with the patient to choose the best tooth color for him/her from a special shade chart. Imaging technologies could provide one with a preview of the expected results, and before and after images may allow one to view other successful cases. Treatment starts when the examination is over, and the customized plan is designed.
There are various steps in the procedure. First, the dentist will most likely administer a local anesthetic so the patient will be comfortable during tooth preparation and the veneer placement. The natural tooth is then prepared by minimally reshaping it with a small handheld rotational cutting device known as a bur to provide the correct fit. Burs are available in various sizes and shapes and allow precise and minimum shaping of a tooth before the placement.
If the treatment includes direct composite resin veneers, the dentist then will apply the appropriately shaded composite to the teeth, shape the material and toughen it using a high-intensity light. Additional layers of composite might be applied to build the veneer to the proper length, shape, and form for the smile. When all composite is fixed, the veneers will be completed and polished using polishers and burs to create a lovely smile.
If the treatment needs porcelain veneers, the porcelain veneers dentist will impression the teeth from which a mold of the mouth will be made. This impression will be sent to an outside dental laboratory where the veneers will be professionally fabricated. Some dentists have in-house technicians and dental studios to provide restorative and aesthetic treatments in almost no time. Other dentists have chairside CAD/CAM technology and might customize the veneer in one visit.