Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth colored shells made especially for you, and are designed to cover imperfections in your teeth. They are a more conservative less expensive option than crowns, and the tooth is healthy underneath. This means that your tooth or teeth will look even, and sparkling following the treatment. Many of us don't like the look of our teeth for various reasons, so it is worth having an assessment for veneers. If only a few front teeth require attention the Dental team will recommend what would be the best solution for you.
Why have Dental Veneers?
- Teeth may have blemishes and be irregular in size.
- Teeth may have stains that are not able to be removed.
- Discolored teeth from smoking.
- Teeth may have cracks in them.
Crooked teeth may have been straightened in the past, but have returned to being slightly uneven. You will be a suitable candidate for veneers as your bite has already been addressed with the straightening, but you are still unhappy with the look of your teeth and the veneers will make them much more even. There will be no more braces required. Most teeth can be improved by veneers, so if you are unhappy with your smile it is worth considering. Get some photos done, so that you can compare before and after veneers!
Procedure involves removing a thin layer of enamel, (about the thickness of a fingernail) allowing for space to bond the veneer later without it protruding in front of your natural teeth. The impression is sent to a specialist ceramist technician who designs and fabricates the new shape, color and contours of the veneers, getting them ready to be fitted.
What to do before you go for Medidental Care
Make a list of things that you don't like about your teeth:
- light /shade
- balance smile
All this can be managed for you in the one procedure, so it is a good idea to clarify your thoughts before you go for assessment.
Advancements in Medidental Care
Porcelain veneers have been a major advancement to cosmetic dentist. Many people in the public eye, and quite a few who are not, have decided to have this procedure in order to have a better smile, and look amazing in Wedding, Graduation and other photos. This method permanently whitens teeth and also fills in gaps in teeth. The procedure does not require the preparation needed for crowns, therefore it is not painful to the patient. The veneers are strong and durable and should last for a long time and look much better.
Advantages of Veneers
The procedure is pain free which is one of the great advantages for those of us who have endured preparation for crowns. It is also a permanent solution and can even be placed over existing bridgework without having to replace it. Time taken from start to finish of procedure is usually only three to four weeks. Temporary veneers can be put in place over that time, to enable you to continue with normal life.
Another advantage of veneers is , you will never need to have expensive tooth whitening again, as your lovely new color 'white' is now fixed.
Dental Veneer Procedure
After you have been assessed by the best Dental Services in Astoria , an impression of your teeth is sent to a dental lab where your veneers will be made by a ceramist. They are a bespoke order so your color will have been perfectly matched, and the size specially constructed so that when they come back from the ceramist a perfect fit will have been achieved.
Is there any Pain after Veneers?
There will be no pain, but will be some hot/cold sensitivity, which is quite normal as the teeth take some time to heal and will be sensitive in the meantime. Gums may also be a bit sore but this will pass when your mouth heals. After two weeks you will start to feel normal again, and you will also have adjusted to your bite.
How to care for your Veneers
It is always important to care for our teeth, and after your veneers are completed, good oral hygiene must be maintained. Use a non-abrasive toothpaste as you do not want to scratch your new veneers. If the veneers are well installed they can last for many years and this is why you need the best Dental Services in Astoria. The Dentist will discuss your options with you at length, before carrying out the procedure. Then the proper measurements will be taken, this is very exacting work. X-rays and photos will also be taken, so you will certainly have before and after photos.
You may have had an accident when you were young and just want the two front teeth veneered, this is fine and you should get a good result.
Once the veneers are in place there are a few things that you should avoid to keep them safe:
- Do not grind your teeth, and stay away from hard candy ( if sugar gets under the veneers it will cause decay).
- Give up contact sport, as you do not want to risk teeth being knocked out.
- Watch out for loose veneers, if any are loose go straight to the dentist.
- Never bite into ice, as it is very hard.
Go along to your Dentist twice a year for a check up and clean and to make sure all the veneers are secure.
These days veneers are a safe solution for many cosmetic dental problems. Once the procedure is complete you will end up with a lovely smile and even, white teeth. All this brings with it a renewed confidence, that money can't buy. If your teenager or young adult is not happy with his/her smile, it might be just the graduation gift that they need to launch them into a career and a bright future.