Dingy or Chipped Teeth? A Porcelain Veneers Procedure in Lacey WA Can Fix Them
People who have discolored teeth that don’t respond to teeth whitening products often become discouraged that they will always have to look at gray and dingy teeth. While chemical whitening products won’t help them get a bright smile a porcelain veneers procedure In Lacey WA
will. Veneers are very thin shells that fit over the top of the teeth. In addition to improving the color of teeth, they also reshape teeth and even out the spaces between them. Dr. Robert Cram at the Lacey WA
Dental Group can fit and install them in two to three visits.
At the initial visit the dentist ensures that patient is a good candidate for porcelain veneers. The teeth and gums must be healthy and the teeth must have a thick layer of enamel. That’s because a very small amount of enamel is removed. That’s necessary so that the veneers fit into the gum perfectly and therefore look natural. People who grind their teeth while they sleep are also not good candidates. If a tooth has a very large piece missing, a porcelain crown might be necessary to restore it.
When the patient arrives for their porcelain veneers procedure In Lacey WA the dentist administers a local anesthetic to ensure that the patient feels no discomfort. Dr.then removes a very thin layer of enamel from the front of the tooth. After this is completed, the dentist makes an impression of the upper and lower jaws. This will be sent to the dental laboratory. A dental technician will fashion each porcelain veneer to fit each tooth perfectly. While this is being done, the dentist attaches temporary veneers to the teeth to protect them. Patients need to be aware that they are wearing temporary veneers and eat foods that are easy to chew and not sticky.
Permanent porcelain veneers are much stronger and the patient will be able to eat normally once they are attached to the teeth. To ensure a strong bond between the tooth and the veneer the dentist applies a chemical that makes them rough. Then he uses a strong cement to bond the veneer to the tooth. As with all dental work, brushing and flossing along with regular dental checkups will keep the teeth healthy and veneers in place.