Dentistry aims at not only helping you maintain a healthy mouth, but also a beautiful smile. We use many types of dental restorations for this purpose, among which porcelain veneers are quite prominent. They are wafer-thin pieces of ceramic that are bonded on to the frontal surface of the teeth. Thereby, they can be used to restore teeth that are worn out, cracked, broken, discolored, excessively spaced, etc.
Advantages of choosing veneers
- Veneers are simple restorations. It would usually require two visits to the dentist’s office to get a veneer, and in some cases, just one.
- Since they are exceptionally thin, the dentist will only have to remove a thin layer of enamel from your tooth. Meaning, the process is minimally invasive, and you can preserve most of your natural teeth.
- Since they are made from dental-grade ceramic, they display a high level of durability. However, patients should refrain from biting or chewing anything too hard as it could crack or chip the veneer.
- Veneers are highly customizable. Meaning, they can be made to match the color, texture, and translucency of your natural teeth. This way, they stay under disguise, and anyone who sees you smiling or talking will not be able to distinguish it from the other teeth.
- Veneers are highly resistant to stains. Also, they are long-lasting.
During the initial consultation, the dentist will conduct a thorough screening process to understand the condition of your tooth. Next, the dentist determines your candidacy for the veneer. The procedure starts by thoroughly cleaning the tooth and removing a thin layer of enamel from it. In order to do this, the dentist will grind or buff the tooth gently. A digital scan will be taken to get a mold of the tooth. It serves as a reference for fabricating the veneer in the dental laboratory.
Once the veneer is fabricated, the dentist will prepare your tooth for bonding the veneer. It is cleaned and etched using an etching solution. Next, the dentist bonds the veneer to the tooth using a dental adhesive that is photosensitive. Meaning, a curing light can be used to activate it, after which it hardens. The dentist checks the veneer for fit and comfort by conducting a bite test, after which it may be polished to give it just the right aesthetics.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us at (916) 481-2001 to have a consultation with Dr. Talluri, and we will be happy to help.