Porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin fragments of porcelain used in recreating the natural look of teeth. Apart from that, they also provide strength and resilience similar to the natural tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers are excellent materials because they resist stains better and also mimic the natural reflecting properties of the natural teeth. Porcelain veneers is usually utilized by individuals looking to make slight alterations to their teeth or to change the size, shape and/or color of their teeth.

When Treatment is required

Your dentist may recommend this treatment if your natural tooth has developed poor shape, color, and contours. You may also need the treatment if your tooth is fractured or misaligned. For teeth with gaps, irregular shapes, worn down, chipped you may require a porcelain veneer as the best option.

Procedure

The dentist will examine your teeth to find out if dental veneers are suitable for you, and then make impressions of your mouth and teeth with X-rays. The next step is to prepare your tooth for a veneer. To accomplish this, the dentist removes about 1/2 millimeter of enamel from the surface of the tooth. This is roughly equal in amount to the veneer that will be added to the surface. The impression of your teeth made is sent to the dental lab where the veneer is constructed. Before permanently cementing the veneer, it will be examined for fit and color. Your tooth is then polished, cleaned and etched in preparation to receive the veneer. Once the veneer is placed on your tooth, a sort of cement is added to keep it firmly in place. Next the dentist will apply a light beam to stimulate the elements in the cement, causing it to harden almost instantly. Then the dentist removes excess cement and then adjusts the veneer if needed.

Our experts at Blacktown Family Dental will help you to determine the best choice of veneer material that is especially suitable for you.