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A Complete Guide On Veneer and Veneer Process!

Dental veneers are thin coverings made of tooth-colored materials, which dentists affix to the teeth to conceal the front surface of the teeth. The dental veneers change their color, shape, size, or length, enhancing the overall appearance of the denture. Many know them by dental porcelain laminates or porcelain veneers in Georgetown. However, the veneers are made from resin composite materials apart from porcelain. 

Why Opt For Veneer Procedure?

Teeth get discolored, worn down, chipped or broken, misaligned, irregularly shaped, uneven, or develop gaps, spoiling the look of smile teeth and functioning. The causes of tooth discoloration can be root canal treatment, stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excess fluoride, large resin fillings, and other causes. At the same time, the reasons for other conditions can be accidental injury or natural misalignments. Dentists recommend dental veneers for one or more teeth in such situations. 

Veneer Sessions with Dentist

The clients need three visits to the dentist – one for consultation and two to make and fit veneers to one or more teeth simultaneously. 

  • Typically, a client consults a dentist to discuss the options for improving their denture look. The dentist examines teeth, their position, and alignment during the appointment. He might take x-rays and impressions of the mouth and teeth to check the teeth’s condition. He suggests the right veneers and advises patients about the whole procedure and its limits. Dentists typically recommend porcelain veneers in Georgetown due to their stain resistance and durability. 
  • In the second sitting or visit, the dentist reshapes the tooth surface by trimming off the enamel and takes an impression to send it to the laboratory to make the veneer. The veneers do not need as much shaping as crowns do. Veneer-making takes 2-4 weeks; the clients can use temporary dental veneers in the meantime. 
  • In the last session, the dentist places the veneer on one or more teeth and checks its fit and coloring. He might repeatedly remove and trim the exterior to achieve the right fit. Then they clean, polish, and etch tooth/teeth, apply the same veneer-shade cement, place the veneer on the teeth, and activate chemicals in the cement to harden it quickly. The dentist removes excess adhesive and asks for a follow-up visit to check gums and veneer placement.

Why Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are available in different natural teeth shades and bond well with the gums. The clients can choose whiter ones for yellowish teeth for better appearance. The veneers last seven to fifteen years and need replacement after that. Their care requires good oral hygiene practices, not special care; they are firmer and look better. The bondings and crowns are the alternatives to porcelain veneers in Georgetown. However, the veneers are the best choice if the clients want to change their teeth shape more than just a little bit. 

The Bottom Line

The clients should note that removing or repairing veneers once placed is complex, and the veneers are more expensive than composite resin bonding. Their teeth become more prone to sensitivity, requiring them to avoid hot and cold foods and drinks. The clients must also avoid too much pressure on the teeth to prevent dislodging or falling off. In case of issues, the dentists check the conditions and suggest the right course of action in follow-up sessions.