What are dental porcelain veneers?
Are you a suitable candidate for dental porcelain veneers?
Before the application
The treatment is very gentle and is not accompanied by any pain. Slight teeth grinding and application of the veneers is performed under local anaesthesia, which ensures you a painless treatment.
The application procedure of dental porcelain veneers
If your teeth are healthy, the application of the veneers is done in two phases. First, the dentist grinds the teeth slightly (maximum 0,4 mm) and takes the impression of the teeth. Then he/she will send this impression to the dental laboratory where they will create the veneers. The laboratory manufacturing of veneers usually takes 10 days, for this time you can use temporary veneers usually made of composite resin (a material from which “white fillings” are made). The final veneers will be checked during the second visit and if the functional or aesthetic problems will not come up, they can be permanently stuck. The veneers are polished after the application to make the new look of your teeth perfect.
Present technology (CEREC restorative technique) offers the whole procedure in one visit – the creation of electronic impression of the teeth, modelling of the veneers on the computer and the creation of final work and adhesion.
After the treatment
The doctor will provide you with all information concerning the care of porcelain veneers. Most important is perfect mouth hygiene, which removes all plaque. The dentist or dental hygienist will teach you perfect mouth hygiene. It is necessary to be careful while biting at very hard pieces of food.
How long will the veneers last?
Today’s aesthetic stomatology disposes of dental porcelain veneers with a very long durability, minimum danger of detachment and colour stability. The life span of porcelain veneers however depends also on care of the teeth and gingiva, on quality of natural teeth and client’s manipulation with the veneers.
This text has been created with kind assistance of Asklepion.