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.