An Investigation of Veneers in Dentistry Cosmetic
When investigating dentistry cosmetic, the choices seem plentiful. But with a bit of research, one will usually narrow down the prospective candidates for dental work to top dentists in the field, likely to do the best job with a process as delicate in nature as porcelain veneers / laminates. When dealing with the millimeter thickness of these veneers, you need a professional with clinical experience to ensure that the shells are custom fit to the surface of a patient’s teeth, and bonded to match color and shape.
Dentistry cosmetic works with veneers made from either composite materials made out of resin, or from porcelain. The latter possesses the reflective properties of a real smile, but are more difficult to apply and are generally upend the structure of the original tooth significantly. The former are less surgically demanding. Less of the tooth’s natural enamel will need to be shaved down for the application of resin veneers. In any case, both process require expert diagnosis and treatment.
In the early stages of planning, share your goals with your dentist and allow him to make recommendations for the most appropriate approach. Your teeth should be examined and x-rayed to determine whether veneers (and which kind) are best for you. The procedure should be thoroughly explained and the doctor should discuss with you possible limitations of the process with you and take impressions of your teeth. Understand that when opting for veneers, you are removing some structural percentage of your actual tooth relative to the thickness of the veneer about to be applied. This procedure may or may not require local anesthesia. When the mold is taken, the impression will be sent to a lab which will proceed to construct the veneer. The process usually takes less than two weeks and depending on whether your dentists suggest a temporary option for you in the duration, the wait can seem like no time.