Protection is the primary goal that dentists ensure while providing medical and dental treatment. In order to achieve it, tools and products are user for their application to benefit the patient as much as possible. Dental Veneers, prominently Porcelain Veneers is a product that ensures long term protection as it acts like a shield for your teeth, making them secure for a longer period of time.
What Porcelain Veneers?
Customized shells, formulated and developed on the basis of one’s teeth, are made and then applied on the patient. These are made from porcelain as well as resin composite, however, porcelain is prominently used in the industry with their high level of efficiency. When placed on the front of the teeth, they are then attached as per the customized requirement. They serve the long-term protection for the teeth, as these shells act as a sheath from all kinds of potential damage.
Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?
Protection is the primary motive behind dental veneers, as their ‘shield’ against all kinds of tooth decay. As teeth get deteriorated with time, mostly becoming subject to weakening and decay, this protection adds to their long-term security. Moreover, chewing/eating becomes less harmful as this serving protection reduces tooth damage and decay by a very large margin.
Furthermore, in order to sustain the development of teeth, that may be eroded if not taken care of, porcelain veneers help resolve that concern. As bone/teeth decay can be rapid and disrupt natural growth of teeth, its important that it should be given tangible protection at all costs, since natural teeth should be sustained to the highest point maximum. These also act as protection barriers and give a sense of added responsibility for taking that extra mile when it comes to taking care of your own teeth.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Firstly, the dental checkups take place for patients that occur on a regular basis. The dentist diagnosis a certain problem where tooth decay is a problem, indicated through teeth damage or change of color. This is a sign that proper and immediate care is required. Moreover, self-diagnosis can also take place where the patient identifies rapid tooth decay, or the teeth being chipped off, which is a sign of weakening, therefore, instant care and attention is required. Porcelain veneers are then chosen as treatment, and after their application process, the tooth decay stops entirely as high levels of protection is granted as a result of the treatment, which is then successful.
After the consultation trip to the dentist, it is there determined whether such a process is required or not. A dental examination takes place through X-Rays where is it analyzed how affected the bone and the teeth are, and what levels of planning is required as a result.
The re-shaping process takes place for the teeth, where the veneers are to be applied, for it to be attached smoothly and accurately. Then, after examining the tooth, and taking measurements of size and other physical characteristics, a model is created for veneer development. This model replicates and incorporates the measurements recorded, and then after a couple of weeks, the veneer is finalized for attachment.
Veneers are then attached, as shells on the front surface of the teeth. These are cemented through extracting and physically creating space for application, which creates a strong bond for them to be solidified entirely. When the cementing process is achieved, and the veneers successfully attached, excess is removed off through solidifying tools. Cleaning takes place for excess liquid, and the process reaches completion. It is advised to stay away from chewy, hard foods after the process as the veneers may get affected, if not the tooth that is being protected by it. Moreover, excessive are is advised right after the treatment that should be considered for 3-4 weeks.
Are there risks attached to porcelain veneers?
As it is a process which is not reversible, it has risks attached. However, as they serve as shields for long term protection, is it his highly advised to those people who are facing massive tooth decaying issues and problems related to it.
How Long do Porcelain Veneers last?
If treated right, and avoided hard foods that may cause damage to it, porcelain veneers can last for around 10 years or more. Veneers can get replaced after this period of time, through the similar process as the initial one.
Do Porcelain Veneers have a substitute?
Resin Veneers are also an option; however, porcelain veneers are highly preferred for dental treatment, through their proven efficiency in application and long-term security.
We at Dental Sense look forward to provide your teeth the protection it deserves through porcelain veneers. Call us to book an appointment any time!