When are Porcelain Veneers a Good Option?
Porcelain veneers can fix many problems, including gaps in the teeth. The veneers can fill in these gaps to give the appearance of a straight, cohesive row of teeth.
Patients who are unhappy with the color of their teeth due to stains, root canal treatments, or drugs can use porcelain veneers. The bright, white veneers cover up dark teeth.
If you have broken, chipped or worn teeth, veneers can cover up problem areas.
What Preparation and Procedure is Involved?
Let your dentist at Deer Park Dental know exactly what you want. They can look at x-rays of your teeth and decide if you are a good candidate.
Before your permanent veneers can be bonded to your teeth, your own teeth will need to have the surface removed. Local anesthetic may be necessary to make you feel more comfortable. This is usually done one or two weeks before your veneer procedure is completed, while your veneers are being custom molded for your teeth. You can have temporary veneers fitted during this time to disguise the look of your teeth, which have had the enamel trimmed off.
At your procedure your teeth will be cleaned and etched; this creates a surface that the veneers can adhere to more securely. A cement will be applied to fix the veneers to your teeth, which is cured quickly under a special light. You can alter the final color of your veneers by choosing a different shade of the cement. Finally, you will have any excess cement removed and be assessed to ensure you are happy and comfortable with the results.
What are the Risks Vs Rewards?
Porcelain veneers are a convenient and permanent solution for many people who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth. They can give a very natural look and are stain resistance. They are a great alternative to crowns, because while they are equally as strong and hard-wearing, they require much less shaping and wearing down of the original teeth.
The main advantage people express is a confidence boost at having a smile they are proud of.
There are very few risks associated with porcelain veneers. They can chip or crack, but this can be fixed with a new veneer. Your teeth may become more sensitive to the temperature of food and drink due to the enamel being removed. The vast majority of people who have porcelain veneers feel that the benefits of their new attractive teeth outweigh any negative aspects.
If you think porcelain veneers might be a good option for you, contact us at Deer Park Dental via our online contact form to book a consultation.