Port Charlotte FL Dental Veneers
Veneers are thin layers or “shells” that are placed over a tooth to improve the size, shape and / or color of a tooth. When a fracture is present, veneers can also be used to prevent any further damage.
Veneers care often made from composite, the same material that is used to fill cavities, but are more commonly made from porcelain.
When a tooth has some coloration that cannot be removed with bleaching, the patient might want to have a veneer. Or, if the tooth is fractured (I or II class of fracture, where there is no contact with the pulp) the defect can be fixed with placing veneer. Veneers can also be placed to restore the occlusion of the frontal teeth and for reducing the sensitivity of the exposed dentin when there is fracture.
How Are Porcelain Veneers made?
The procedure begins with the dentist reshaping the tooth. During this preparation, very little substance is removed from your tooth as only enamel is removed. If a tooth is hypersensitive, local anesthesia may be applied. When done with the preparation, the dentist takes an impression of the whole jaw, including the tooth which will get the veneer.
After the veneer is made, the doctor places it temporally on the tooth to make sure it fits perfectly. If needed, the dentist will change the color and shape during this step. The veneer is now ready to be placed permanently on the tooth, but first the tooth surface must be etched to make micro porosities for better adhesion. Then special light curing cement is applied and the veneer is positioned. The dentist will then remove any excessive cement.