Cosmetic Dental Veneers & Cosmetic Dental Procedures

By: Jason Hoffman

Cosmetic dental veneers are nothing but a thin, faintly transparent mask that is bonded permanently to your existing teeth. This helps to deal with various dental problems like filing spaces or gaps between the front teeth, recovering busted teeth, helping teeth that have been permanently discolored or blemished to recover and recovering cracked or harshly clipped teeth. In fact, all these come under the treatment of porcelain veneers. There are various advantages that are associated with porcelain veneers. These are that the veneers have the capability to solve the problem of the patient within a couple of visits to the dentist. Moreover, porcelain veneers help in achieving natural, well maintained look of the teeth. Moreover, the cosmetic dental veneers are made with today's most biocompatible sturdy fabric that can be used near the delicate tissue of the gums in one's oral cavity and the jaw bone.

Bonding is a resin material utilized to cover the external surface of teeth. Today, we usually use cosmetic bonding merely to fill in small cracks of the cavities and correct chips in teeth. An entire crown is utilized while a tooth has used root canal treatment, or when a significant amount of the whole tooth body (enamel) has been damaged. Porcelain veneers are applied to the surface of teeth to replace ground down teeth, fill-in cracks, mask discoloring and alter the form or mask crookedness or gaping. Once adhered to your teeth, these thin, cosmetic dental veneers are virtually unnoticeable and very resistant to coffee, tea and other staining foods. For their durability and natural appearance, the resemblance of veneers made of porcelain to normal, white natural tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other choices for restorative dentistry.

The porcelain veneer treatment includes various processes and according to this in the first visit to the dentist, your teeth will be prepped for the Cosmetic dental veneers and an impression will be taken. The impression is then sent to a dental lab where the cosmetic veneers are made custom to the dentist's specifications. While you wait for your permanent cosmetic porcelain veneers to be custom made, you will be given temporary veneers, so that you can get a feel of the product. Once your permanent veneers are made, you can easily put them on and feel confident.

However, there are many more choices that you have even if you do not want to use cosmetic porcelain veneers to replace decayed tooth. These include White Porcelain Bonded to Metal (Crowns rather than Porcelain Veneers). These are extremely resilient and long lasting. Moreover, they are more durable than porcelain by itself. This white porcelain bonded to metal requires filing of more of the natural tooth than Porcelain Veneers. However, these have some disadvantages like the patient might get allergic to metal and therefore, might not be able to wear this thing for a longer time. Moreover, there are the possibility of some initial temperature discomfort also. The other alternatives are Gold Alloys, Metal Mixed Alloys and indirect composites. All these options are also good for patients who want to opt for the replacement of decayed tooth or teeth.

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