Porcelain Veeners

A person’s smile is their business card; when interacting with other people, one’s smile is the first thing others notice and it pays to have your teeth in the best condition will help you improve your interpersonal relationships.

If you happen to have stained, misaligned or chipped teeth, then getting porcelain veneers may be the best solution for you. Through this procedure, Dr. Lopez can give you the alluring smile you’ve always desired by modifying the color, alignment and shape of your teeth. The good thing about this treatment is that your oral health will not be compromised in the least and these veneers are certain up to 15 years.

They are specially made for each individual separately and therefore, your resulting smile will be completely natural. Obtaining porcelain veneers is an excellent way to boost your self-confidence, specially is you’ve always been self-conscious about your smile.

Porcelain Veener Procedure

The objective of porcelain veneers is to envelop the front part of your problematic teeth using a slim coating of porcelain. Because of this, they can be used to modify any spaces between teeth as well hide any discoloration. You will have to visit Dr. Lopez’s office at least 3 times to complete the whole treatment.

During your first visit, Dr. Lopez will proceed to evaluate your condition and he will be able to decide which dental procedure is the best solution for you. If porcelain veneers are your solution, then you will be good to go.

On your second visit, the preparation for the placement of your veneers will commence. Dr. Lopez will remove the upper layer of your enamel, which is a procedure which isn’t painful at all; however, if you feel any discomfort, local anesthesia may be applied. After finishing this phase successfully, a cast of your teeth will be made so that our highly specialized lab can manufacture the veneers according to your precise needs.

Since the lab usually takes a couple of weeks in making the veneers, you will have to extremely careful with your teeth during your wait. Given that the enamel has been taken off, they are vulnerable against stains so make sure you brush them regularly.

During your last visit, Dr. Lopez will place your veneers momentarily over your teeth; this way, you will be able to see exactly what your smile will look like and can express your opinion concerning its appearance. If there’s anything you don’t like, don’t hesitate in saying so; Dr. Lopez will make any necessary modifications (in shape and color) until you are satisfied with the results. Once your new smile is pleasing to your standards, the veneers will be bonded (using bonding cement); this is then hardened through a curing process (utilizing blue light) making strengthening the veneers and making then as sturdy as normal teeth.

They will feel completely natural once they are in place but you must keep in mind that you must take special care of them. Veneers aren’t imperishable, so you must avoid biting down on any hard substances or grinding your teeth since this may cause them to deteriorate at a high rate. You must remember that if you do not care for your veneers, this can lead to certain problems such as gum disease.

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