Porcelain veneers can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. But before you undergo the procedure, it’s important to understand what porcelain veneers are, who is a good candidate for the procedure and how the procedure works. If you’re considering porcelain veneers, here are four of the most commonly asked questions patients have for us.
1. What are porcelain veneers?
Veneers are essentially wafer-thin shins that are custom-designed to fit over the tooth. Made from tooth-colored porcelain, veneers are bonded over the front of the teeth, fixing the size, shape, length or color. Porcelain veneers are designed to naturally reflect light and are more resistant to stains than veneers made of other materials.
2. What conditions can porcelain veneers fix?
Veneers can be used to treat a variety of dental issues, including:
– Teeth that are discolored due to a root canal treatment, excessive fluoride use or because of multiple fillings.
– Teeth that have been worn down due to grinding.
– Teeth that are broken, chipped.
– Irregularly-shaped teeth that may have craters or bulges.
3. Am I a good candidate for the procedure?
Though many people are good candidates for porcelain veneers, those with periodontal disease, severe tooth decay, who grind or clench their teeth or who have misalignment that is severe may not be the best candidates for the procedure.
4. How are porcelain veneers placed on the teeth?
At Daxon Dentistry, our porcelain veneer process is completed in three steps: planning, preparation and implementation. We will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your head, neck, jaw, mouth and teeth to determine if you are an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers. Following your evaluation, we’ll take several images of your teeth and create a digital mockup of what your teeth will look like after the procedure. If you are satisfied, your teeth will then be prepared. Sometimes a small layer of the tooth must be removed from the surface. Anesthesia will be used in order to prevent pain during the preparation. After the teeth are prepared, several molds will be taken of the teeth. The dental lab will then use these molds to create the veneers. Once the veneers have been fabricated, they will be fitted over your teeth, checking for correct size and fit. If they fit well, your dentist will bond the veneers to your teeth.
Schedule an Appointment with Daxon Dentistry Today
At Daxon Dentistry, we know how important a great smile is to our patients. If you would like to improve your smile, we can help you determine if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers. Call us today to learn more or schedule an appointment with Dr. Daxon.