Dental Veneers – An Overview

A dental veneer is a thin restorative layer that is used over a imperfect tooth either to enhance its aesthetics or to protect it from any damage.

The two most common types of materials that are used to fabricate veneer are dental porcelain and composite. Porcelain veneer is indirectly fabricated but a composite veneer may be placed directly on a tooth.

Dental veneers mainly serve the cosmetic purpose, but they are also used when,

* Teeth worn out or get chipped.

* Teeth get discolored.

* There are gaps in between teeth.

The dental veneer process involves a thorough process that is likely to take up to 3-4 sessions.

1st session – Firstly, your dentist will conduct an examination on your affected teeth. This will include taking X-rays and determining the locations that need application of veneers. It is necessary to inform your dentist of all your expectations. Accordingly, your dentist can tell you about the probable chances. During this session, your dentist will suggest the veneer material that you should go for and the exact color that will suit you.

2nd session – This session will require you to take a local anesthetic injection to reduce your pain through the procedure. Thereafter, the teeth surface is reduced by drilling. Depending on how severe the dental irregularity is, the reduction depth is determined. It usually varies from 0.5 to 1 mm. the final dental impression would go to dental laboratory where the veneers will undergo fabrication.

3rd session – As the ceramic veneers are ready, your dentist will place them on your teeth and will ensure that it is placed correctly. On approval, the veneers get permanently fixed on their places and are allowed to set for some time. After that, your dentist might use dental drills to polish any rough edges and blending it to natural teeth.

4th session – This session is usually held few weeks after the fixation of dental veneers. During this session, you are supposed to report any discomfort that you might have faced after the placement of the veneer. According to your issues, your dentist will make the necessary adjustments.

After undergoing a veneer placement, you need to maintain a healthy dental health. Regular brushing and flossing can increase the longevity of your veneers. You go with dentist from ED Dental for regular visits to ensure a healthy experience with your veneers.

Dental Emergencies

As we all know, toothaches and any type of oral injury can be extremely painful and should be seen by a dentist immediately. Dental emergencies should be seen immediately by a dentist, day or night. These emergencies include broken teeth, teeth that have been knocked out, or teeth that have been forced out of the socket. With some emergencies, the cheeks, lips, or gums will have cuts or abrasions on them from where the teeth come out of the socket.

If you’ve had a tooth recently knocked out, the first thing you should do is look for that tooth. When you’ve found the tooth, gently scrub it to get rid of any dirt or debris. Once you have cleaned it, you should place it back in your mouth between the cheek and gums. Whatever you do, you should never try to put it back in the socket. If you can make it to the dentist in time, he may be able to put the tooth back in place.

If you’ve had a tooth come out of place, you can normally reposition it with your fingers. You shouldn’t use a lot of force, simply because it could damage the tooth. You shouldn’t force the tooth into place, rather try and jiggle it around. You can also use moist tissue to hold the tooth in place, until you can get to a dentist.

If you’ve got a fractured tooth, the treatment will all depend upon how bad the booth has been fractured. No matter how light the fracture may be, it is very important that you get to a dentist as soon as you can. Minor fractures aren’t that bad, as they can normally be smoothed out using sandpaper. Sometimes, the tooth can also be restored with a composite. Either way, you’ll need to make sure that you use extreme caution with the tooth for the next few days.

The more moderate fractures, normally include damage to the dentin, pulp, and even the enamel. These fractures can be nothing to worry about at times, yet painful with other cases. Providing the pulp hasn’t been damaged, your dentist will be able to restore the full shape and function to the fractured tooth. In cases where pulp damage has occurred, the dentist may need to do a root canal or other type of serious surgery to repair the tooth.

Whenever you encounter a dental emergency, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact a dentist immediately. Your dentist from Odontomedik  will be able to assist you, fix the problem, and stop the pain. Dental emergencies can happen at any time, so you should always the emergency number of a dentist who will be there at a moments notice. Tooth pain can be very excruciating – and you’ll obviously want to get the problem fixed immediately.

Natalie Williams M.D. © 2018