PORCELAIN VENEERS

Cosmetic dentistry is one of the fastest growing trends in healthcare today. The advancements in oral healthcare, and modern technology have taken this field of dentistry to a whole new level. Porcelain Veneers are a fresh, aesthetically pleasing, and natural approach in cosmetic teeth enhancement.

These veneers are a combination of art and science coming together produce a beautiful yet natural looking smile.

Porcelain Veneers are thin, ceramic shells that bond to the front of your teeth for a renewed smile. They are made of a durable, translucent material, which requires minimal filing of the original tooth. Due to their malleability, this type of veneer is the ideal way to correct missing, crooked or chipped teeth, along with stained and severely discolored teeth. Here are a few other ways to enhance your smile through Porcelain Dental Veneers:

  • Cosmetically create a uniform and white smile.
  • Fix misshapen teeth.
  • Adjust the size of teeth that are too small or too large.
  • Remove unwanted or uneven spaces

 

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The Procedure of Porcelain Veneers

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The porcelain veneers consist of several thin ceramic layers that replace the original tooth enamel. For the veneer to be applied, a thin (less than a millimeter) layer of the original tooth enamel must be removed. This allows the porcelain veneer to be applied seamlessly as well as creating room for it to be applied.

How Safe are Dental Veneers?

The porcelain veneers are resistant to coffee and tea stains, as well as cigarette smoke because they are made out of high-tech materials. Despite that, they still need to be taken care of properly to ensure a long lasting white smile. Obviously, they would needed to be treated like your original teeth, with routine brushing and flossing. Typically, non-abrasive toothpaste would be ideal. If you have a tendency to grind or clench your teeth, you should consider getting a nighttime bite guard to protect your teeth,

You should also return to your dentist for a routine checkup to see how your mouth is reacting to the new porcelain veneers. This is especially vital to your oral health, as they can detect any signs of potential failures to the porcelain veneers.

Composite Fillings

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A composite (tooth colored) filling is a a porcelain material which can correct decay, fractured and cracked teeth. Once the decayed or affected part of the tooth is removed, it is filled with a composite filling.

Composite fillings, which are sometimes referred to as tooth colored fillings, can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth. They are more aesthetically pleasing and suited for the use of anterior teeth. The following are mishaps can be corrected with a composite filling:

  • Chipped teeth.
  • Cracked or broken teeth.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Worn teeth