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Porcelain Veneers

Overview

A smile is one of the first things a person noticed. However, not everyone is born with perfect teeth. This is where veneers come into play. An esthetic or cosmetic dental procedure, a veneer is used to close gaps between teeth or to hide stained or abnormally shaped teeth. This can make a smile more vibrant, even, and can make a person feel his or her best. Gone are the days of hiding a smile because one is self-conscious. Instead, a dentist can size and apply the very best veneer layers to perfect one’s smile. This is more than an esthetic decision. This is about improving one?s self confidence and mental health.

Preperation

Though fairly painless, there is a lot of prep work done before a single veneer is applied to a tooth. The following steps need to occur:

  • A thin layer of enamel has to be removed from the tooth to make room for the veneer.

  • A model or impression of the tooth or teeth needs to be made. Technicians work hard to match the veeners to the measurements and exact shade of the other teeth.

  • The veneer is made to match the color and shape of the teeth.

Application

  • An experienced Fair Oaks dentist is needed to attach the veneers. A special cement is used to attach the thin layer to the etched tooth.

  • The veneer is carefully placed on the tooth. This is an irreversible process, so an experienced Fair Oaks dentist will no doubt take his or her time.

  • Expect a follow up dentist visit to ensure the cosmetic procedure was a success.

Caring For The Veneers

  • Good oral hygiene and regular Fair Oaks dentist visits will keep the cosmetic veneers looking as good as new.

  • To keep the cosmetic veneers looking fresh, it is important to avoid tea, coffee, tobacco, and red wine.

  • Avoid fingernail biting or chewing on hard ice to prevent the veneer items from peeling or chipping off.

  • Dark or highly pigmented foods can discolor the enamel or veneer. This is why it is important to steer clear of such items. Incredibly hard foods can also be problematic.

  • If chipping or peeling does happen, all is not lost. It is important to visit the Fair Oaks dentist to see if the issue can be repaired. If not, another veneer can always be placed on the tooth.

This esthetic procedure can really give people renewed confidence, which can improve his or her work life. This is a chance to smile without worrying about one looks like. Such esthetic procedures are becoming more and more common because people are starting to understand the importance of a smile.