Veneers and Laminates Palmdale


Veneers and Laminates


 

Veneers

Veneers are a very delicate dental restoration. They are very thin and custom-made. They look like little shells, which are designed to look like natural teeth. Usually, veneers are made from porcelain or composite materials, which matches tooth color (which you can choose). Such restoration covers the vestibular surface of the tooth and in that way improves the aesthetic appearance which is the biggest concern for most patients. Who doesn’t want to get the perfect smile?

Dental veneers are able to change the size, color, shape, and length of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are resistant to stains and reflect the light more naturally than resin veneers. However, your dentist will help you to choose the most suitable restoration for your case, needs, and budget.

What Veneers fix

  • Discolored teeth, which result from drug use such as tetracycline. Teeth can also become discolored due to root canal treatments or large fillings.
  • Worn down teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Misaligned, irregularly shaped or uneven teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Procedure

To get dental veneers you would need three visits at your dentist office. The first visit is the consultation, the second one is involves preparation of the tooth and temporary teeth fixation, during the third visit permanent veneers are placed.

Treatment planning and diagnosis. During this first visit, it is very important to be proactive and explain your expectations and needs which you are striving to achieve. Your dentist will thoroughly review your teeth just to make sure veneers are the best choice for you. Moreover, the doctor will discuss limitations, cost and tell what involves getting dental veneers. X-rays and dental impressions might be made throughout this appointment also.

Preparation of the tooth. Through this appointment, your dentist would remove about ½ a millimeter of the external surface of your tooth, called enamel. Which is a nearly equal thickness of the veneer. Before drilling the enamel, your dentist will decide if you need local anesthesia. After that, he will make dental impressions and models of your teeth. Next, models will be sent to the dental laboratory, where the dental technicians will fabricate the veneers.

Bonding procedure. Before veneers are permanently cemented on your teeth, the dentist checks to see if the veneer fits the tooth and if the color matches your expectations. Before the adaptation of the veneer, the external surface is cleaned, polished, and etched. This process maximizes the bonding effectiveness. After that, the veneer will be cemented and light cured. The final step will be the removal of the surplus amount of cement, testing your bite and making final adjustments if necessary.

Follow-up. After all the treatments you may need a few follow-up visits just to monitor how your gums respond to the new restoration.

Advantages and disadvantages of dental veneers

Some of the benefits of veneers include:

  • Veneers have a natural appearance.
  • Gums perfectly tolerate porcelain, so it adapts really well. Moreover, porcelain veneers are stain resistant and make teeth appear whiter than they really are.
  • Veneers conservatively change the tooth’s shape and color. They don’t require a lot of tissues shaping and removal like crowns do, so it stands as a strong and very aesthetic alternative.
  • On the other hand, there are some disadvantages of getting dental veneers.

    • This procedure is not reversible.
    • Veneers cost more than composite resin bonding.
    • If the veneer chips or breaks, it will most likely be irreparable.
    • Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold drinks and foods might also aire, because of the enamel removal.
    • If you will decide to whiten your teeth in the future, it might be not possible. You should plan your teeth whitening procedure before getting veneers done so that you could achieve the desired color, which would match with the rest of the teeth. Because teeth whitening can only affect natural tissues, not restorations.
    • When you have veneers done, you should also be careful what you eat, because veneers have a high possibility to fall off and dislodge. While you are chewing or biting your nails, pencils and other hard objects you run a high risk to ruin such restorations. Even someone who is grinding and clenching their teeth has the high possibility of cracking and chipping their veneers.

    Longevity

    Usually, veneers last from 7 to 15 years. It depends on how well you will be able to maintain good oral hygiene. After this time, you will likely need to replace the restoration.

    Care

    There is no special care after your veneers. All you need to do is to continue maintaining good oral hygiene, by brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, avoiding stain-causing beverages and foods, doing regular check-ups and dental cleanings.

    Alternatives

    There are some alternative treatments. They include crowns and dental bonding procedures. Veneers are the best option for someone who wants to slightly change the shape of their teeth more than with a bonding procedure, but less than a crown can provide. Veneers are in between both.

    If you are interested in getting veneers, feel free to visit us at First Class Dental and arrange your appointment with our highly qualified dentists. We will do everything we can to offer you the best service and provide you with the perfect smile you always wanted to have. Schedule your consultation today! (661) 383-2888.

 

Veneers and Laminates


 

Veneers

Veneers are a very delicate dental restoration. They are very thin and custom-made. They look like little shells, which are designed to look like natural teeth. Usually, veneers are made from porcelain or composite materials, which matches tooth color (which you can choose). Such restoration covers the vestibular surface of the tooth and in that way improves the aesthetic appearance which is the biggest concern for most patients. Who doesn’t want to get the perfect smile?

Dental veneers are able to change the size, color, shape, and length of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are resistant to stains and reflect the light more naturally than resin veneers. However, your dentist will help you to choose the most suitable restoration for your case, needs, and budget.

What Veneers fix

  • Discolored teeth, which result from drug use such as tetracycline. Teeth can also become discolored due to root canal treatments or large fillings.
  • Worn down teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Misaligned, irregularly shaped or uneven teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Procedure

To get dental veneers you would need three visits at your dentist office. The first visit is the consultation, the second one is involves preparation of the tooth and temporary teeth fixation, during the third visit permanent veneers are placed.

Treatment planning and diagnosis. During this first visit, it is very important to be proactive and explain your expectations and needs which you are striving to achieve. Your dentist will thoroughly review your teeth just to make sure veneers are the best choice for you. Moreover, the doctor will discuss limitations, cost and tell what involves getting dental veneers. X-rays and dental impressions might be made throughout this appointment also.

Preparation of the tooth. Through this appointment, your dentist would remove about ½ a millimeter of the external surface of your tooth, called enamel. Which is a nearly equal thickness of the veneer. Before drilling the enamel, your dentist will decide if you need local anesthesia. After that, he will make dental impressions and models of your teeth. Next, models will be sent to the dental laboratory, where the dental technicians will fabricate the veneers.

Bonding procedure. Before veneers are permanently cemented on your teeth, the dentist checks to see if the veneer fits the tooth and if the color matches your expectations. Before the adaptation of the veneer, the external surface is cleaned, polished, and etched. This process maximizes the bonding effectiveness. After that, the veneer will be cemented and light cured. The final step will be the removal of the surplus amount of cement, testing your bite and making final adjustments if necessary.

Follow-up. After all the treatments you may need a few follow-up visits just to monitor how your gums respond to the new restoration.

Advantages and disadvantages of dental veneers

Some of the benefits of veneers include:

  • Veneers have a natural appearance.
  • Gums perfectly tolerate porcelain, so it adapts really well. Moreover, porcelain veneers are stain resistant and make teeth appear whiter than they really are.
  • Veneers conservatively change the tooth’s shape and color. They don’t require a lot of tissues shaping and removal like crowns do, so it stands as a strong and very aesthetic alternative.
  • On the other hand, there are some disadvantages of getting dental veneers.

    • This procedure is not reversible.
    • Veneers cost more than composite resin bonding.
    • If the veneer chips or breaks, it will most likely be irreparable.
    • Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold drinks and foods might also aire, because of the enamel removal.
    • If you will decide to whiten your teeth in the future, it might be not possible. You should plan your teeth whitening procedure before getting veneers done so that you could achieve the desired color, which would match with the rest of the teeth. Because teeth whitening can only affect natural tissues, not restorations.
    • When you have veneers done, you should also be careful what you eat, because veneers have a high possibility to fall off and dislodge. While you are chewing or biting your nails, pencils and other hard objects you run a high risk to ruin such restorations. Even someone who is grinding and clenching their teeth has the high possibility of cracking and chipping their veneers.

    Longevity

    Usually, veneers last from 7 to 15 years. It depends on how well you will be able to maintain good oral hygiene. After this time, you will likely need to replace the restoration.

    Care

    There is no special care after your veneers. All you need to do is to continue maintaining good oral hygiene, by brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, avoiding stain-causing beverages and foods, doing regular check-ups and dental cleanings.

    Alternatives

    There are some alternative treatments. They include crowns and dental bonding procedures. Veneers are the best option for someone who wants to slightly change the shape of their teeth more than with a bonding procedure, but less than a crown can provide. Veneers are in between both.

    If you are interested in getting veneers, feel free to visit us at First Class Dental and arrange your appointment with our highly qualified dentists. We will do everything we can to offer you the best service and provide you with the perfect smile you always wanted to have. Schedule your consultation today! (661) 383-2888.