February 12, 2016
Porcelain veneers are an increasingly popular option for those why have appearance flaws harming the appearance of their smile. The veneers offer a quick and simple fix to freshen your smile with a new amazing appearance. George T. Philip provides porcelain veneers in Sunnyvale to craft a custom, beautiful smile to shine with confidence.
Why do I need porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneer procedures have grown by 300 percent in recent years due to the ease they offer to hide cosmetic defects that harm the appearance of teeth. Veneers instantly give you a bright, white natural smile so no one will ever know you’re wearing them. Not only do veneers hide stains and discoloration of the teeth, but they can help close some gaps, while also fixing slightly crowded or misaligned teeth. For those who have chipped or cracked teeth or other defects of the teeth, the veneers will disguise the flaws for a more radiant smile.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are essentially thin, shell-like covers that are placed on the front of the teeth. Porcelain is used to give the most natural appearing smile by matching the color of teeth, while light naturally reflects the porcelain to create an amazingly bright smile. In addition, the veneers are strong and durable for a beautiful smile you’ll love for year because veneers also stain-resistant.
How are veneers bonded to the teeth?
The entire produce is simple and fairly non-invasive. In fact, it can often be completed in one to two appointments. If prefabricated veneers are used, often only one appointment is necessary. However, it the veneers must be custom fabricated, this can take two appointments.
After impressions and x-rays of the mouth are taken, the preparation portion of the procedure begins, sometimes requiring local anesthesia. To being the procedure, the teeth that will feature the veneers must be prepared. To prepare the teeth, small cuts are made in the enamel to ensure the veneer bonds well. Since the veneers are thin, less than ½ millimeter of enamel will be removed from the tooth’s surface. At this point, a mold will be taken of your teeth to be sent to the lab to create custom veneers. Often, during the wait time, temporary veneers are put in place.
Once the final veneers are ready, adjustments will be made prior to bonding to ensure the proper fit. After the corrections are made, a special cement is placed on the veneer to bond to the tooth. Then, a light beam is used to activate the cement for shorter bonding time. Once all of the veneers are applied, they are cleaned from any excess cement and the final adjustments will be made to ensure your bite is right.
As a trusted dentist for porcelain veneers in Mesquite, Dr. Philip is here to help you with your veneer needs through a more customized treatment to achieve your expectations. Don’t be self-conscious about your smile any longer. Call Dr. Philip today to schedule an appointment for porcelain veneers in Sunnyvale.
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