What is the procedure for getting porcelain Veneers?
- Your dentist will first ensure that you are a suitable candidate for veneers by examining your teeth and taking dental X-rays should the need arise.
- Your tooth will then be prepared, which involves the removal of a small amount of enamel from your tooth.
- Next, an impression will be made of your tooth. The impression is then sent to a dental laboratory, which uses the impression to create your veneer.
- In the interim, a temporary veneer may be placed on your tooth.
- Once your porcelain veneer is ready, your dentist will give you a call to have the veneer fitted. Adjustments will be made to your porcelain veneer (if need be) to ensure the perfect fit and colour.
- After your tooth has been cleaned, polished and etched, the veneer is then permanently attached to your tooth using dental cement.
Which type of Veneer is best for me?
- Porcelain Veneers. Porcelain veneers are composed of a durable, high-quality ceramic that can be matched to the shade of your surrounding teeth for a seamless, natural look. …
- Composite Resin
- CEREC® Veneers
Are Veneers healthy for your teeth?
Veneers are not always a good choice for patients who clench or grind their teeth, because the thin veneers may chip or break. … Although your dentist removes as little tooth enamel as possible for veneers, the process cannot be undone once the enamel is removed. It is possible for veneers to come loose over time.
Having picture-perfect teeth is no longer something inconceivable or reserved for the rich and famous. It’s now something that is doable and easily accessible—all you have to do is ask your dentist for porcelain veneers.
Rest assured, these veneers mimic the feel of your natural teeth: all you need to worry about is keeping your porcelain veneers safe (no crunching into teeth-breaking foods) and clean (regular brushing, flossing and dental visits).
What kinds of food CAN’T I eat with temporary veneers?
If you have temporary veneers fitted on your teeth, you will need to be extra-cautious about the foods you choose to eat. These veneers are meant to be removed once your custom-made veneers are ready and can thus become loose or damaged easily. Avoiding these foods is key to protecting your temporary veneers as well as your teeth:
- Tough, chewy meats;
- Ice (crunching on ice is a big no-no);
- Apples (biting into an apple should be avoided);
- Sticky, toffees and candies;
- Crunchy chips and pretzels;
- Tough bread that is difficult to bite into or chew;
- Stain-causing foods and drinks. These include coffee, teas, cool drinks, wines, soy sauce, curries, tomato sauce, and berries.
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