Thursday, September 12, 2019

Are Dental Veneers a Good option to Improve My Smile?


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Dental veneers are great option for improving your smile. Particularly if you are looking for a non-invasive solution that does not require a lot of time at the dentist. Dental veneers, also called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates, are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-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 of your existing teeth.
Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. The best choice for you depends on the color and transparency of your existing teeth.
What Types of Problems Do Dental Veneers Fix?
Veneers are routinely used to fix:
Teeth that are chipped or broken
Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (for example, have craters or bulges in them)
Teeth with gaps between them (to close the space between these teeth)
Teeth that have discolorations -- either because of root canal treatment; stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes; or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth
Teeth that are worn down


What's the Procedure for Getting a Dental Veneer?

Getting dental veneers is simple and only requires about three trips to the dentist – one for a consultation and two to make and apply the veneers. One tooth or many teeth can be done at the same time.

Step1. Diagnosis and treatment planning. This first step involves your active input and participation. Know what the result that you are trying to achieve is! During this appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth to make sure you are a good candidate for dental and will discuss what the procedure will involve and some of its limitations. They will take X-rays and impressions of your mouth and teeth.

Step 2. Preparation. To prepare a tooth for a veneer, your 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 to be added to the tooth surface. Before trimming off the enamel, you and your dentist will decide the need for a local anesthetic to numb the area. Next, your dentist will make a model or impression of your tooth. This model is sent out to a dental laboratory, which in turn constructs your veneer. It usually takes 2-4 weeks for your dentist to receive the veneers back from the laboratory. For very unsightly teeth, temporary dental veneers can be placed.


Step 3. Bonding. Before the dental veneer is permanently cemented to your tooth, your dentist will temporarily place it on your tooth to examine its fit and color. He or she will repeatedly remove and trim the veneer as needed to achieve the proper fit; the veneer color can be adjusted with the shade of cement to be used. Next, to prepare your tooth to receive the veneer, your tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched -- which roughens the tooth to allow for a strong bonding process. A special cement is applied to the veneer and the veneer is then placed on your tooth. Once properly position on the tooth, your dentist will apply a special light beam to the dental veneer, which activates chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden or cure very quickly. The final steps involve removing any excess cement, evaluating your bite and making any final adjustments in the veneer as necessary.


Your dentist may ask you to return for a follow-up visit in a couple of weeks to check how your gums are responding to the presence of your veneer and to once again examine the veneer's placement. Dental veneers are a great option to improve your smile. In fact, many of the smiles you see on TV and in the movies are a result of dental veneers. Call our office to schedule a dental veneer cosmetic consultation today.



Dr. Papiernik specializes in cosmetic dentistrydental veneersdental implantsteeth whitening, dental cleanings, adult braces and restorative dentistry.
Dr. Papiernik truly enjoys seeing the effect that a healthy smile has on his patient’s lives. He believes that a healthy smile begins with knowledge. That is why one of his goals is to help elevate each patient's dental awareness and to provide them with the best tools to maintain their dental health at its optimum. Please call (305) 670 5100 to schedule an appointment.
find the best dentist in Coral Gables, Florida for you, call our office. Dr. Papiernik serves patients from South Miami, Miami, Pinecrest, Kendall, Coral Gables, and all of South Florida.
Miami Smile Dental
Dr. Serge Papiernik
9350 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite #920
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 670 5100
http://www.miamismiledental.com

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