The Basics of Porcelain Veneers and What You Should Know About the Procedure!
When you have an imperfect smile, it can feel as if everyone you encounter in your day-to-day events is staring right at it. Maybe you have a badly stained tooth or a tooth that is cracked or chipped that you are very self-conscious about. Smile enhancement with Porcelain veneers is a procedure offered by Dr Sharon Anand at Precision Dental Clinic in Dubai, to help you get that Hollywood Smile! It provides an excellent option for patients seeking to conceal minor imperfections in their smiles. The great thing about veneers is that you do not need them on every tooth. Instead, you can get a veneer just on the tooth with the imperfection and have a completely revamped and naturally beautiful smile. Let us take a look at the basics of porcelain dental veneers.
Veneers are a Great Choice!
Porcelain dental veneers are thin, personalized porcelain shells that fit over your tooth’s front surface. They are applied using dental cement and can last for years when properly cared for. Porcelain is widely used in crafting veneers due to its ability to be personalized to the patients’ needs. The porcelain can be shaped and colored to look completely natural among a patient’s natural teeth. Recent advancements in dental technology have made it possible for veneers to match the translucent quality of natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for patients wanting to correct dental issues such as discolored, cracked, chipped, or misshapen teeth with minimal alteration to the actual tooth.
What You Should Expect
When you visit your dentist for a porcelain veneer procedure, you should expect a multi-appointment experience. During your first visit, you will undergo an initial examination, during which your dentist will determine whether you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Any dental work that may be needed before receiving porcelain veneers will also be planned out, including work to remedy tooth decay and gum disease.
Next, your dentist must prepare your teeth to receive the veneers. This preparation includes removing a very thin layer of tooth enamel from any tooth receiving a porcelain veneer. An impression or digital scan of your smile will be taken, and temporary veneers will be created and put into place while you wait for your permanent veneers to arrive.
Once your veneers have come into your dentist, you will return for the temporary veneers to be removed and your permanent veneers to be placed. You will walk out of this appointment with a beautiful smile that you want to show off to everybody in your life.
Caring for Your Veneers
While many patients who receive porcelain veneers report no discomfort following veneer placement, it is not out of the norm to experience some minor tooth sensitivity following the procedure. This is normal and should quickly pass but have some ibuprofen nearby just in case. Caring for your veneers could not be simpler. In fact, caring for your veneers is very much like you care for your natural teeth. Continue to follow an oral hygiene regimen at home, including brushing twice daily and flossing. Avoid chewing on hard objects which could chip or break the veneers. This includes chewing on ice or putting pencils and pens in your mouth. For many patients, the Doctor may advise the use of a night guard to protect the veneers from the effects of teeth grinding during sleep. Modern veneers can last up to 20 years when properly cared for, after which you can replace them.
Make an Investment in Your Smile
Part of determining if porcelain veneers is a good solution for you, will be focused on the cost of the procedure. For many who have dental insurance, that insurance will likely only cover a portion of the procedure (if at all). At Precision Dental Clinic in Dubai, we can help you with a payment plan so that you don’t need to wait to get the smile you always wanted.
Call Your Dubai Dentist Today!
If you are ready to revamp your smile and restore it to a state you are proud of, you should consider porcelain veneers. To schedule an appointment at Precision Dental Clinic in Dubai, please call 04 - 2756731 today!