Dentistry

The Purpose Of Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are extremely thin wafers of porcelain that cover the surface of imperfect teeth. The veneers are produced in a dental lab and fitted by a dentist to the front surface of the patient’s teeth. Normally, dental veneers in Lincoln Park are reserved for cosmetic use. Veneers are a permanent solution used by people who have teeth which are chipped, cracked, misaligned, uneven or stained.

Once the patient has made the decision to have veneers the first thing that is done is, in co-operation with the dentist, choosing the color of the veneers. Many patients want teeth that are as white as new fallen snow but this is often not the right choice. The dentist is usually the best judge of the color; he or she bases their decision on the patient’s complexion and hair color. With the years of experience that your dentist has you can rest assured that you will be very pleased with the results. There may be situations where the dentist will arrange for the patient to visit the lab if the technician is of the opinion that a custom shade is warranted.

Although dental veneers in Lincoln Park are extremely thin, they do have some thickness. This thickness must be accommodated for. To do this, the dentist removes a small amount off the front of the tooth, which allows the fixing of the veneer without having any effect on the tooth size. Some patients may be sensitive to this procedure. If so, the dentist can give the patient a local anesthetic. If the teeth have had a root canal or there is only a little preparation required rarely is anesthetic needed.

Once the dentist has shaped the teeth, an impression is made. The impression is sent to a dental lab where a stone model is produced. It is against the stone model that the porcelain veneers are made.

While the veneers are being produced, the dentist will produce temporary veneers in the office, these are made from acrylic and are designed for the short term only. It normally takes only a week or so for the lab to produce the veneers.

Once the temporary dental veneers in Lincoln Park have been removed the dentist cleans the teeth and prepares them with an etching solution. The teeth are now ready for final fitting; any minor adjustments will be done at this time.

If your teeth are sound but chipped, cracked or otherwise less than appealing, the ideal solution is to have dental veneers in Lincoln Park fitted. To discuss this option in greater detail contact the Art of Modern Dentistry.

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