October 11, 2011

Three Things To Consider When Getting Veneers

    How exciting!  You’re considering getting veneers!  You have no idea how amazing the transformation will be once you’ve enhanced your smile with veneers.  You will have a strong, natural-looking smile that feels great and is color-stable.

   There are always things to consider when making a decision and here are some things we think are important to consider when getting veneers:

1.      What material is the dentist using for the veneers that are being proposed for you?  There are veneers that are made with composite and veneers made with porcelain.  Composite is a tooth-colored filling material that is like a plastic.  The surface of composite is porous and tends to pick up stains.  Composite is less expensive than porcelain, so if the savings are passed on to you, you might consider the immediate savings a benefit, even though you will probably want to replace your veneers in a few years because of the staining.  Sometimes the savings are not passed on to the patient, so be careful you aren’t paying porcelain fees, and not getting porcelain.
2.      How much tooth structure has to be removed for the veneers that are being proposed for you?  Sometimes little or no tooth structure has to be removed to make porcelain veneers.  When your teeth are relatively straight and you want to change the color of your teeth, or fill in gaps between teeth, or fix chipped or broken teeth, the dentist doesn’t have to remove much tooth structure, if any.  If your teeth are crooked, very often the dentist has to remove more tooth structure to even out the smile.  Make sure you understand whether or not your veneers are a reversible procedure because little or no tooth structure has to be removed, or non- reversible, which means enough tooth has to be removed so that you will always have to have a veneer to replace what will be removed.
3.      Does the dentist proposing the veneers have experience in preparing your teeth for both kinds of veneers?  It takes more experience on the dentist’s part to prepare the teeth for non-reversible veneers.

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  1. Veneers are those beautiful, bright facades you get during a cosmetic dentistry procedure that placed on the outer enamel of a tooth. Usually, the person choosing to get veneers wants more than one tooth done. The teeth most often chosen by people are the front bridge, the four to six main teeth on the upper row. Depending on the size and shape of the teeth, the patient may be choosing the teeth for a stronger, straighter smile or for other reasons. These dental devices are very thin shells which cover problematic teeth in order to enhance their appearance. Other names for these items are porcelain laminates or porcelain veneers. The tooth coverings are made with a material very similar in appearance to enamel. They are designed to blend in with a person’s natural smile yet make the teeth appear different shapes, sizes or hues.

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  2. Porcelain Veneers are artistically designed custom thin porcelain layers that are bonded on to teeth to create straight, healthy looking teeth without the use of orthodontics. It is usually a 2 visit procedure. During the first visit the dentist removes a small amount of the enamel & takes an impression, which is sent to our highly qualified technicians who design the Custom Veneers. It usually takes 7-10 days for the Veneers to be back. During this period the patient wears temporary Veneers that are custom crafted by the dentist.
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  3. In Today’s life Porcelain veneers are the instant way to perfect white teeth. It fixes the bad, crooked or stained teeth easily. Without the use of braces you can also close the tooth gap. In order to seal or bond the dental veneer to your teeth, dentist will remove a very small amount of enamel from the surface of the teeth that will be treated.

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  4. How much tooth structure has to be removed for the veneers that are being proposed for you? Sometimes little or no tooth structure has to be removed to make porcelain veneers. click