Porcelain Veneers are exceptional state of the art treatment for appearance treatment and to close gaps, change appearance and color of teeth and realign crooked teeth. Porcelain veneers are not indicated for patients with unhealthy teeth that are decayed or for patients with gum disease. These conditions must be treated prior to veneer treatment. Porcelain veneers are not indicated for those who have insufficient amounts of enamel or weak teeth due to loss of tooth structure. Patients who grind their teeth can easily fracture porcelain veneers. These patients must wear an occlusal guard at night to prevent fracture of the veneers.
PORCELAIN VENEERS FAQ
What are Porcelain Veneers?
They are thinly sculpted pieces of porcelain placed over the front surfaces of teeth to create a new appearance. They are permanently bonded to the tooth surface and improve shape, color and make an immediate impact on one’s appearance and smile. Veneers can correct problems associated with chipped, cracked, malformed, or poorly positioned teeth. Veneers are also used to correct spacing problems (gaps) and color.
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How are Veneers used?
Veneers are used to correct size, shape, color and alignment of teeth. You can have straight teeth without lengthy orthodontic treatment. Patients can also improve the appearance of their entire face with veneers and other adjustments on their teeth. That is why many patients look years younger after undergoing a complete smile makeover. Veneers are a great alternative to braces for adults. You can realize a new smile appearance by having veneers straighten teeth. This veneer treatment is ideal for adults who do not want to undergo long orthodontic treatment.
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What are the Veneer Procedures for Patients?
Teeth are prepared for veneers by removing a thin layer of enamel from the teeth usually 1/2 -1 mm of outer surface. Impressions of these newly prepared teeth are taken and custom veneers are fabricated. Temporary veneers are placed for appearance and function. The custom veneers are then placed onto the teeth by a bonding procedure.