A young woman came to my office to discuss the use of a whitening machine to extract tetracycline stains from her front teeth. While some people may perceive a small improvement with a whitening procedure, the use of Porcelain Veneers is a better alternative to treat tetracycline stains. We were able to restore her very beautiful smile, using porcelain veneers.You may want to check out New Smile Dental porcelain veneers for more.
Through this post, I will share my experience with some of my patients using Porcelain Veneers to remove stains and fix various other defects so that everybody enjoys the beautiful smile.
What are Veneers for Porcelain?
Porcelain veneers are small shells of ceramic material glued onto a tooth’s edge. They are used for masking discolouration, brightening teeth, and enhancing smile. They are a perfect choice for restoring your teeth to look better.
What is a desired restore of porcelain veneer?
To change colour, size or shape of the tooth as an alternative to crowns.
For treating discolorations of the extreme teeth. For eg, tetracycline stained teeth, injury, and in front of the teeth for masking discolored fillings.
For some Orthodontics, alternative. When the front teeth, for example, are slightly misaligned, crooked or rotated.
In certain unique cases, for restoring old crowns and bridgework.
For eliminating gaps between teeth.
Due to prolonged usage, can porcelain veneers be stained-particularly when using tea, coffee, red wine or tobacco products?
A big advantage of using porcelain veneers over synthetic dental bonding agents is that the surface of the porcelain veneer is made of porcelain. Since porcelain is a ceramic type, it is non-porous with a permanent non-fading colour. Hence the surface of a porcelain veneer is highly resistant to stain.
What should I foresee, and what are the dangers, from my porcelain veneer procedure?
The procedure will greatly enhance your self-esteem and smile. You should expect your teeth to get an aesthetically pleasing naturalness. Yet you should realize they are not ideal replacements for your natural teeth. As with natural teeth, porcelain veneers are shaded from top to bottom. They would look artificial if they were all one colour, like chiclets. Porcelain veneers are stable in shadow, and do not change their colour. Some people experience mild discomfort after the veneers and when wearing the temporary veneers have been fitted for the teeth. If you notice any changes to your way of thinking, please call your dentist. To correct this your dentist can make slight adjustments to your veneers.
How does it work out?
The procedure is relatively straightforward but we almost always use a local anesthetic for the convenience of the patient. Typically the procedure involves three to four visits from diagnosis to treatment planning, preparation and completion of the teeth.
We will perform a thorough examination of your mouth in the diagnostic stage, including all the required X-rays, analysis of your bite, analysis of the proportions of your teeth forming the eshetic region, incisal guidance and canine rise. The finished smile will be made of a diagnostic wax-up so you can get feedback and tell us how you want your smile to look. The wax-up supports this aspect of the cycle for the patient, as well as for the dentist and the laboratory technician. The simpler it is for us to produce exactly what you want the final product the sooner you can tell us what you want.
We’ll prepare your teeth for veneering in the next step. The teeth are shaped as per the diagnostic wax-up. About 0.5mm-0.7 mm of the tooth structure is removed and then replaced with the additional veneer thickness. You get a very accurate picture of your teeth and it is sent to the laboratory to make your veneers. This can take two to three weeks to complete. For you, during this time, we position temporary veneers.
The next step is veneers bonding to your teeth. First, we put the veneers on your teeth to test their match to get a sense of the color or shade. We request that you view it at this time and provide us with feedback on the aesthetic results, particularly the color.