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How can Porcelain veneers change your smile?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that cover the front teeth in order to improve your smile and the overall appearance of your teeth.
There are many reasons someone may want to get porcelain veneers. Over time teeth can become stained, worn out, crooked or even cracked and porcelain veneers can be a good long-term solution to fix any of these issues. Once it is determined that you are a good candidate for veneers the process is fairly straightforward and simple.
Planning and Preparation
On the initial visit, a patient will typically have an initial dental exam to determine the exact condition that needs to be treated. Often times this will also mean that the dentist will have X-rays done as well. After the exam is completed and it is determined that porcelain veneers are an appropriate solution the dentist will then make a mold of your teeth. This mold will then be sent out to a lab for the veneers to be designed specifically for you. The process may take one to two weeks to complete and another appointment.
The Procedure will be scheduled to complete the dental procedure
In the next appointment, it will be time to permanently attach the veneers to the patients’ teeth. This process is called “bonding”. Before the veneers are permanently attached to your teeth the dentist will place it in your mouth temporarily to ensure that the color and the fit are correct. Once it is determined that the fit and color is right then the porcelain veneers are attached to the teeth using a special cement. Once attached to the teeth the dentist will use a special light which will help the cement bond to the teeth and dry quickly.
After the dentist checks to make sure the drying process is complete and the patient is comfortable with the final fit of the veneers, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled. The follow-up appointment is to make sure the bonding has kept its structural integrity and to ensure that the gum tissue is not having any problems accepting the veneers.
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Advantages of Porcelain Veneers
- Covers badly stained teeth due to smoking or drinking dark fluids.
- Improves the appearance of front teeth due to cracked or worn teeth.
- Improves appearance due to crooked or twisted teeth.
- Fixes gaps between teeth improving your smile
- Bite correction for TMJ sufferers (Phase 2) in Neuromuscular dentistry
Porcelain veneers can be a great option for those people that are struggling with the appearance of their teeth. The procedure is not painful and normally only takes a couple of appointments from start to finish. If you are having any dental issues and need a dentist in the Beverly Hills area you can contact Dr. James at (310) 596-4177
Dr. James is a cosmetic dentist with many years of experience and would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.