Do You Want A HOLLYWOOD Smile?

VENEERS

Do u want a Hollywood smile? ...here’s the way out………Veneers!!


Porcelain Veneers  is the layer of material placed on a tooth….to improve the aesthetics of a smile or protect the tooth surface from the damage….while also providing strength.

Veneers are the material of choice for those looking to make slight positions alterations or to change tooth shape, size and color.

                                                                                 
                                                                                  
THE HOWS AND WHYS OF PORCELAIN VENEERS


What actually veneer is?

There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain.

Dental porcelain is basically a dental ceramic used by a dental technician to create biocompatible lifelike restorations, such as crowns, bridges, and veneers.

Dental composite are the types of synthetic resins which are used in dentistry as restorative material and adhesive. Synthetic resins evolved as restorative materials since they were insoluble, aesthetic, insensitive to dehydration, easy to manipulate and reasonably inexpensive.



HOW ONE SHOULD GET A VENEER?

Porcelain laminate veneers consist of a compilation of several thin ceramic layers which replace original tooth enamel, and an adhesive layer. To apply a veneer, a very small amount of the original tooth enamel must be removed, usually less than a millimeter. This is essential as it creates room for the porcelain veneer to fit within the mouth and most accurately restore natural tooth function while creating an even better appearance than the original tooth.


          Why a veneer?

Veneers are routinely used to fix:
  • Teeth that are discolored -- either because of root canal treatment; stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes; or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth.
  • Teeth that are worn down.
  • Teeth that are chipped or broken.
  • Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (for example, have craters or bulges in them).
  • Teeth with gaps between them (to close the space between these teeth).

PROCEDURE FOR GETTING A VENEER

Getting a dental veneer usually requires three trips to the dentist – one for a consultation and two to make and apply the veneers. One tooth or many teeth can simultaneously undergo the veneering process described below. Approximate time for getting it done is about 2-21/2 weeks.



Diagnosis and treatment planning: - This first step involves your active participation. Explain to your dentist the result that you are trying to achieve. During this appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth to make sure dental veneers are appropriate for you and discuss what the procedure will involve and some of its limitations. He or she also may take X-rays and possibly make impressions of your mouth and teeth.

Preparation: - To prepare a tooth for a veneer, your dentist will remove about 1/2 millimetre of enamel from the tooth surface, which is an amount nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added to the tooth surface. Before trimming off the enamel, you and your dentist will decide the need for a local anaesthetic to numb the area. Next, your dentist will make a model or impression of your tooth. This model is sent out to a dental laboratory, which in turn constructs your veneer. It usually takes 2-4 weeks for your dentist to receive the veneers back from the laboratory. For very unsightly teeth, temporary dental veneers can be placed.

Bonding: - Before the dental veneer is permanently cemented to your tooth, your dentist will temporarily place it on your tooth to examine its fit and color. He or she will repeatedly remove and trim the veneer as needed to achieve the proper fit; the veneer color can be adjusted with the shade of cement to be used. Next, to prepare your tooth to receive the veneer, your tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched -- which roughens the tooth to allow for a strong bonding process. A special cement is applied to the veneer and the veneer is then placed on your tooth. Once properly position on the tooth, your dentist will apply a special light beam to the dental veneer, which activates chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden or cure very quickly. The final steps involve removing any excess cement, evaluating your bite and making any final adjustments in the veneer as necessary. Your dentist may ask you to return for a follow-up visit in a couple of weeks to check how your gums are responding to the presence of your veneer and to once again examine the veneer's placement.


TIME PERIOD FOR VENEERS

Veneers is the slow and steady process and needs to be perfect or as per the choice of the patients. For veneers the approximate time for getting it done is about 2-21/2 weeks.

HOW MUCH VENEER COST

Costs of veneers vary depending on what part of the country you live in and on the extent of your procedure. Generally, veneers range in cost from $1,000 to $2,000 per tooth.

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