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What Is A Porcelain Veneer?

Posted on 10/24/2022 by Dr. VanBrunt
What Is A Porcelain Veneer?Porcelain veneers are typically only one millimeter thick and are manufactured from thin layers of fine, stain-resistant dental porcelain. With the majority of your natural tooth remaining intact after the surgery, veneers are a minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry alternative. Each patient receives a unique design that securely covers the front of the tooth. Our dentist will grind off roughly half a millimeter of the enamel on the front of your tooth to make it simpler for the veneer to bind since cement adheres best to a rougher surface. This is done to prepare your tooth for a porcelain veneer. It is crucial to remember that a veneer can only be applied to a tooth with enough of healthy enamel already present.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Since a dental crown completely encases the entire tooth, more of the natural tooth must be removed before one can be fitted. Usually, crowns are used to repair teeth that have suffered severe decay, fissures, or fractures. Our dentist will have to remove the decayed portion of the tooth and maybe reconstruct portions of the tooth so that it can support the dental crown if tooth decay is the cause of your requirement for a dental crown. Dental crowns are often made of all-metal alloys, porcelain, or porcelain fused to a metal alloy. The crown will be made by your dentist to fit over your tooth securely, and it will be cemented in place after that.

How to Prepare for Your Appointment

You will first schedule a consultation session with our dentist to go through your options before getting your veneers. You might need braces in some situations if your teeth are misaligned or not even before your dentist can apply veneers. Our dentist will trim down around half a millimeter of your tooth in the following session in order to accurately size your veneers before taking a mold of your teeth. For more information about veneers visit our clinic.

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