Porcelain veneers are thin shells of high-quality ceramic intended to cover the front and side of your teeth. They can effectively hide stains, chips, decay, or irregularities. The material mimics the natural characteristics of your teeth, one which is full of shine and color variations creating that movie star smile.
Types of Dental Veneers
There are two main types of materials used in making dental veneers, each offering unique properties and outcomes.
Composite resin veneers are an economical alternative to porcelain materials but also provide a more temporary result. This type of veneer requires less of the tooth enamel to be removed as it is generally made of a thinner material.
Porcelain and zirconia-porcelain veneers are the highest quality restoration for creating a lasting, natural looking smile. The placement of this type of veneer will require the removal of tooth enamel, enough of the surface that the result is considered permanent and irreversible.
What is the procedure for placing veneers?
This dental veneer procedure will take two visits, but the results are longer lasting and provide a more stable color than bonding. The first visit will include digital diagnostics as needed and tooth preparation. This involves the removal of enough tooth surface to accommodate the type of dental veneers being placed. After the teeth are prepared we will take dental impressions for use in the fabrication of your custom veneers. In most cases, temporary veneers are placed until the final restorations are complete.
At the next visit, Dr. Patel will carefully place the new veneers, making any necessary adjustments for fit and comfort before permanently securing them to the teeth. The surface will be cleaned and polished for a beautiful, natural appearance.
Porcelain veneers can be cared for like natural teeth. We will demonstrate how to carefully brush and floss your new smile to avoid causing any damage. During your regular dental visits, we will look for any signs of wear or damage so it can be addressed promptly.
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Park Dental welcomes new patients from Hilliard and many local communities. Dr. Patel provides experienced, personalized dental care for your cosmetic and restorative needs.
If you would like to discuss your dental concerns and goals and learn more about porcelain veneers, contact us today for a consultation.