Dental Veneers – A Cosmetic Option

A lot of patients are involved in their appearance changed. One choice is veneers made from porcelain. It involves removing less structure of the dent than for a crown. In a crown the whole tooth is hidden by the final appliance. A veneer just protects the front portion of the lip, and the biting edge in a small amount. It has benefits, and inconveniences. The main advantages are the absence of less tooth structure, and they look rather aesthetic. An particular drawback would be as not all teeth are well suited for veneers. For example, a person should be an adult, before considering a veneer. Cases have been reported in which a dentist puts veneers on younger people. In such cases the teeth may not be completely erupted and an unsightly line may reveal the margins in time. The orthodontics might also have a better result in many younger patients. Exaggerated expectations of a patient can be a factor that alerts a dentist who is not allowed to perform the veneer procedure. Veneers should not be put on patients who are under a hard snap. That is the front teeth at closing are always in heavy contact. In such cases the veneers will easily split or crack.Have a look at Sacramento Family & Veneers for more info on this.

When an individual is picked, the process for veneers is generally very satisfying on good clinical grounds. The teeth are minimally common, in most cases from 1-1,5 mm. If a tooth is out of line with the next one to it, the reduction may be more likely to allow a final alignment of veneers that aesthetically line up. It takes the interpretation, and sends the case to the laboratory. Temporaries are not always suggested because of limited decrease.

Porcelain veneers are made by the manufacturer, and the shade is arranged with the dentist. In some cases a dark tooth or teeth will be covered by the veneers so the veneer may be less transparent. In cases where the underlying color of the tooth is natural a more translucent veneer may be created. There are several precautions that are followed when the veneers are returned to the dentist. Once veneers were first introduced in the late 1930s, they didn’t adhere well to the surface of the tooth so they really were a temporary measure. New techniques were developed in the 1980’s to enable the veneer to conform to the structure of a tooth. The veneer’s interior is initially’ etched’ with hydrofluoric acid. This is a type of acid that can etch glass, one example of which is porcelain. It is etched then washed off with water for about a minute. Then the etched inside the veneer is rinsed with a milder solution, orthophosphoric acid. The strong hydrofluoric acid is neutralized in this step. The veneer is rinsed over again at this point. A drying solution, typically an acetate solution, is then used to extract inside portion of any water in the veneer. At this point a relatively new material is being used, Propanone, Den-Mat-s Connection Bond is the brand name for the one I use. It is etched into the veneer’s inside. It is a polymer chemicals with a branch capable of bonding to porcelain. This is dried gently and the veneer is ready to place on the tooth.

The tooth is etched with 4 percent orthophosphoric acid, which makes the tooth surface rough and allows a bonding solvent to bind to the tooth slightly. The tooth is then coated with a liquid bonding agent made of polymer. It is a substance that has been transformed into acetone. The acetone quickly evaporates leaving the polymer that polymerizes or sets. It becomes the “anchor” to the material in the veneerwe next place. The inside of the veneer is coated with a synthetic polymer paste. This paste comes in many colors to match both the underlying teeth, or often to cover the tooth discoloration. A paste and veneer complimented by the color of the teeth’s underlying color is created to allow light to shine through, these are called translucent. The underlying tooth can be badly discolored in some severe cases, and a non-translucent coating is used in both the veneer and the bonding paste.

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