Additionally, veneers are made from porcelain or from composites of resin material. Comparatively, porcelain veneers tends to resist stains while resin veneers light reflecting properties similar to natural teeth.
Resin veneers are thinner as compared to porcelain veneers. Before placement of this type of veneer, less tooth will be removed on the surface. However, you will need to discuss with your dentist on the best type of veneer material.
Before any tooth removal the surrounding tissue are numbed with a local anaesthetic, which is similar to the one used to fill cavities. Some individuals might experience anxiety; it is advisable to always discuss with the dentist on what could help before the procedure, perhaps a sedative. The types of sedating medicine used include:
The process of getting veneers can be summarised in three steps:
For a veneer instalment, your dentist takes about ½ millimetre of enamel from the tooth surface. It is similar to the amount of thickness on the veneer added to the tooth surface. Before doing any trimmings the doctor will numb the place with a local anaesthetic. Also, after making an impression of your tooth the dentist takes it to a dental laboratory, which constructs your veneer.
The installation usually takes 1-2 weeks for you to finally receive your veneers. However, for unsightly teeth temporary veneer can be placed for an extra cost.
Before permanent placement, your dentist will place a temporary veneer to check the fit and colour. Repeated removal and trimming will be done to ensure a proper fit; nonetheless, for colour adjustment a shade of cement can be used.
Your teeth will be cleaned, polished, and roughening the tooth to enable strong bonding. The dentist uses special cement that is applied to the veneer, which will be placed on your tooth. Once positioned, the dentist uses a light beam, which activates chemicals in the cement, hence, hardening it and heal quickly.
Generally, the longest a Dental veneer could last is approximately 5 to 10 year, after these years need to be replaced as soon as possible. To take care of your veneers, you need to practice good oral hygiene and that includes: brushing, flossing, rinsing, and much more.