Porcelain veneers are made out of very thin pieces of porcelain. They are primarily used to re-model the usual look of your teeth while also strengthening them. Moreover, these veneers are also made to be resilient just like natural enamel. Veneers made of porcelain are in popular demand these days, ideal for those who desire to have slight adjustments made to the shape or size or color of their teeth.
We at the dental office of Drs. Montgomery & Kiriak, APC specialize in providing veneers in Mission Viejo Ca, made from porcelain to suit your dental requirements. You’re probably thinking that every celebrity has veneers to have that perfect smile and that you can too. The fact is that each mouth is different and you will have to consult an expert orthodontist in order to have veneers made that match your teeth structure.
Our cosmetic dentist will first begin by evaluating your smile to determine the necessary steps that need to be taken to create the perfect smile for you. Moreover, our dentists will also develop a mock trial solely for diagnostics purposes in which you will be given veneers to try on. This will indicate whether or not the result you seek is indeed achievable.
Furthermore through our superior dental software and cosmetic imagery our dentists will also show you a picture of how your smile is going to turn out.
What You Should Know About Porcelain Veneers
Laminated veneers which consist of porcelain are made up of layers of thin ceramic materials which are used to replace your tooth’s natural enamel and the adhesive layer. Dentists apply the veneers by first removing a little bit of natural enamel which is less than one millimeter. This process is important because the removal of natural enamel will provide some space for the veneer to be applied in the mouth. This allows for the veneer to function as naturally as it can and provide the translucency of an original tooth.
The bond of both the natural tooth and the veneers is significant, not only aesthetically but also in functional terms. Resin which is light sensitive is used to harden the veneers over the tooth using a curing light that emits heat. Dental veneers are very useful to treat teeth which have lost their color, shape or have been chipped or broken.
Veneers are also the perfect solution to people who have severely fractured teeth due to an accident or have gaps between their teeth. They can also be used in cases where the growth of a particular tooth influences the way you bite causing minor bite complications. In addition, there are people who have superficial tooth stains which do not go away through extensive teeth whitening. For such cases porcelain veneers are the perfect option.
Benefits of Ceramic Veneers
Dental veneers are individually sculpted for each teeth of an individual patient. This makes spotting the difference extremely hard between a natural tooth and a tooth which has veneer on it. Veneers that are made of porcelain can withstand stains caused by cigarette smoking or other factors, unlike natural teeth. This is because these veneers are made up of thin ceramic layers and high tech components.
Secondly, veneers in comparison to dental crowns remain intact because they are bonded with your natural teeth and are not altered in any significant way. Moreover, veneers can make the darkest of stains appear as natural looking as you can.
Furthermore every professional dentist will recommend that you get a porcelain veneer so that any minor twists or gaps in your tooth can be instantly fixed.
Dental Veneers and their Potential Risks
Though this is not a very huge risk, bear in mind that a veneer cannot be reversed. This means that once the dentist has applied a veneer on your tooth he cannot remove it as it becomes a part of the tooth. You can get alterations done and add more veneers but you cannot reverse the original treatment.
Secondly, manufacturing veneers made of porcelain takes about a week so you’ll have to wait. After getting a veneer applied on your tooth your teeth may be highly sensitive to hot or cold temperatures but only for a short period of time. This is because your natural enamel has been removed that guards against sensitivity related tooth aches. So stay away from ice cream or hot beverages till one of our orthodontists says otherwise.
Furthermore, though there is no doubt that porcelain veneers are strong, they are a bit brittle so you must be careful not to apply too much force or stress on them. Also, avoid biting on your nails, biting ice or similar items.
Maintaining Your Porcelain Veneers
Maintaining veneers is very easy and simple, all you have to do is look after them as you do every day. Gently brush your teeth twice a day, floss and use mouthwash. Try to get fluoride non-abrasive toothpaste. This is what we recommend to our patients who come for veneers to our dental practice in Mission Viejo Ca.
Also, make sure to visit your dentist for maintenance check up every now and then so that he/she can evaluate whether you have unintentionally damaged your veneers.
If you have any questions regarding veneers and need to consult for a treatment plan , then contact us and book an appointment for a complimentary concultation. We are always ready and happy to help our patients achieve that perfect smile.