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The custom-made veneers are made to fit your teeth making them look straighter and whiter. This procedure is very popular in recent years and has been used even by big Hollywood actors (a image search in Google will prove that).
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Dentistry has come a long ways in the last couple decades. Whereas in years past, a trip to the dentist involved exams, fillings, extractions and cleanings, today dentistry offers much more. Cosmetic dentistry has become extremely popular and widely used in recent years. Dental veneers, in particular, have been more popular in recent years. Read the frequently asked questions below and learn everything you need to know about dental veneers.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are wafer-thin translucent shells that are custom-made to fit over your teeth. Applied with a special glued designed to last for years, dental veneers have become a popular type of cosmetic dentistry because of the improved appearance they provide to your teeth and smile. Dental veneers, which are typically used on the front teeth, are successfully used to cover a wide variety of dental problems.
What Types of Dental Veneers Are Available?
Dental veneers are generally made with either porcelain (ceramic) or with a composite resin. Both types have advantages and disadvantages. Because composite resin is much thinner than porcelain, they require that less tooth be removed. Another advantage to dental veneers made with resin-based composite is that they can usually be placed in just one appointment. However, many patients like porcelain veneers because they’re more natural looking and more stain resistant. After a thorough examination and consultation, Dr. Arian will advise you as to what type of dental veneers will work best for you.
When Are Dental Veneers Necessary?
Dental veneers are often used to improve appearance, particularly if the patient has teeth that are stained, chipped, misaligned or unattractive for other similar reasons. The most common use for dental veneers is aesthetics or personal appearance.
What is the Procedure for Getting Dental Veneers?
At the very first appointment, Dr. Arian will take x-rays of your teeth and mouth so he knows what type of work and time is involved in the procedure. The first part of the veneer procedure usually involves what is known as the wax-up. This procedure ensures a more attractive overall appearance when the case is finished.
To prepare the teeth for the dental veneers, we will trim off some of the tooth enamel, generally about 0.3 to 1 milliliters. An impression of your mouth and teeth (bite) is taken, so it can be sent to a laboratory where the actual veneers are made. When all impressions are made, all that’s left is choosing the color of your dental veneers.
With years of experience, Dr. Arian will be able to prepare your teeth and perform the procedure fast and reliable
It may take from one to two weeks for the dental veneers to be prepared. When the veneers are done, we will remove the provisional plastic, clean your teeth and inspect the veneers for both proper color and fit. If there is any bleeding, it will be cauterized.
Prior to putting on the veneers, Dr. Arian will rough the surface of your teeth to ensure better use of the adhesion. Special cement is used to attach the veneer to the tooth, making sure to remove any excess material. When the dental veneers are effectively glued on, we will give your teeth a final polish to remove any plaque.
Finally, an ultraviolet light is utilized to help the veneers dry and harden quickly. You may be required to return for a follow-up visit a couple weeks later to ensure the veneers are a proper fit.
How Long is the Procedure?
How long the dental veneer procedure takes may vary from case to case. While one case may require only a couple of appointments, another may require several appointments and follow-up appointments.
However, as a rule, the procedure involves the initial exam appointment, then a prep appointment where the teeth are grinded and prepared, and impressions are taken. Following this appointment, the impressions are sent away so the veneers can be manufactured, which can take up to two weeks.
Once the veneers are returned, you’ll have your final appointment where the veneers are fitted into your mouth. Depending on how far apart your appointments are spaced, the entire dental veneer procedure can take place in less than a month. As a rule, it generally takes around three appointments.
Is the Procedure Painful?
Having dental veneers put on your teeth is generally a fairly painless process. This may also be depended by the number of teeth involved. If it’s just one or two teeth, you may not need any medication.
However, for several teeth, you may find it more comfortable to have the procedure done with anesthetic. If you discuss your concerns with Dr. Arian, he can best advise you on ways to offer you the most comfort.
What Type of Maintenance Do Dental Veneers Require?
Dental veneers do not need much more maintenance than you give your teeth prior to the procedure. How you age and how your gums grow or shrink can affect your dental veneers in much the same way as it does your original teeth. Having dental veneers does not eliminate the need for good dental hygiene.
You’ll still want to continue with good dental care to prevent cavities and decay. Tooth brushing and flossing twice a day is all that’s required, and your new dental veneers should last for many years.
You may also want to wear an oral appliance to protect them during sports or when you’re sleeping if you’re known to grind your teeth.
Do Dental Veneers Need to Be Changed or Replaced?
Although dental veneers are generally designed to last many years, there are circumstances that may require that they be changed or replaced. These conditions may include decay, leaking, cracking, shrinkage of the gum line, tooth grinding, discoloration or damage caused by injury.
Dental Veneers can be worn for many years without requiring any extra care
As long as they continue to look and feel good, you can wear dental veneers for many years before you even have to think about having them replaced. Having your dental veneers checked annually by our dentist can help ensure that they’re getting the best care and maintenance, which will extend their lifespan.
What Kind of Food Can I Eat with Dental Veneers?
One of the things many people like about dental veneers is that, unlike your original teeth, dental veneers generally do not stain from liquids like coffee, tea or wine. However, despite this fact, you should still try to limit the use of drinks or foods that may lead to staining.
As far as food goes, you can eat just about anything with dental veneers that you ate prior to the dental veneers, although you should stick with soft foods for the first week after getting the veneers, at least until you get used to the veneers and your bite. Some foods that you may want to avoid are popcorn, ice caramel apples, rock candy, hard nuts and hard biscuits.