Procedure of Applying Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers laminates are colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.
Porcelain veneers resist stains and mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth.
Porcelain Veneers are routinely used to fix teeth that are discolored because of root canal treatment
This first step involves explaining to your dentist the result that you are trying to achieve. Your dentist will examine your teeth to make sure dental veneers are appropriate for you and discuss what the procedure will involve.
To prepare a tooth for a veneer, dentist will remove about 1/2 millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, which is an amount nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer .Before trimming off the enamel, a local anesthetic will be applied to numb the area. Next, your dentist will make a model of your tooth. This model is sent out to a dental laboratory, which in turn constructs your veneer. It usually takes 1 to 2 weeks for your dentist to receive the veneers back from the laboratory. For very unsightly teeth, temporary porcelain veneers can be placed for an additional cost.
Before the porcelain veneer is permanently cemented dentist will temporarily place it on tooth to examine its fit and color. The color can be adjusted with the shade of cement to be used. Next, to prepare your tooth to receive the veneer, tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched. Special cement is applied to the veneer and then placed on tooth.
Once properly positioning the tooth dentist will apply a special light beam to the dental veneer, which activates chemicals in the cement causing it to cure very quickly.