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   Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-
   thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of    teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing    their color, shape, size or length.

   Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain    veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties    of natural teeth. Our clinics use IPS Empress II system and IPS Esthetics from Ivoclar Vivadent    for porcelain venners.

   Veneers are routinely used to fix:
   Teeth that are discolored,
   Teeth that are worn down,
   Teeth that are chipped or broken,
   Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped,
   Teeth with gaps between them

Veneer Treatment info
   The procedure usually requires three trips to the dentist – one for a consultation and two to make and apply the veneers. One tooth or    many teeth can simultaneously undergo the veneering process described below.

   First step: Involves active participation between you and our dentist. During this appointment our dentist will examine your teeth to  make    sure dental veneers are appropriate for you and discuss what the procedure will involve and some of its limitations. He or she also  may    take X-rays and possibly make impressions of your mouth and teeth.

   Second step: To prepare a tooth for a veneer, our dentist will remove about ½ millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, which is an    amount nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added to the tooth surface. Our dentist will then make a model or impression of    your tooth. This model is sent out to our dental laboratory, which in turn constructs your veneer. It usually takes 1 to 2 weeks to receive    the veneers from the laboratory. For very unsightly teeth, temporary dental veneers can be placed for an additional cost.

   Third step: Before the dental veneer is permanently cemented to your tooth, your dentist will temporarily place it on your tooth to examine    its fit and color. He or she will repeatedly remove and trim the veneer as needed to achieve the proper fit Then your tooth will be cleaned,    polished and etched – which roughens the tooth to allow for a strong bonding process. The veneer is then placed on your tooth, after    proper placement, our dentist will apply a special light beam to the dental veneer, which activates chemicals in the cement causing it to    harden. The final steps involve removing any excess cement and making any final adjustments if necessary.

   Veneers offer the following advantages:
   They provide a natural tooth appearance, Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well, Porcelain veneers are stain resistant.
   The color of a porcelain veneer can be selected such that it makes dark teeth appear whiter.
   Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth's color and shape-veneers generally don't require the
   extensive shaping prior to the procedure that crowns do, yet offer a stronger, more aesthetic alternative to bonding.
   Post care Instructions for Dental Veneers
  1. Avoid chewing on or eating hard foods on the restorations for 24 hours from the time they were cemented
  2. To help with discomfort or swelling rinse your mouth 3xd with warm salt water. (1tsp. of salt in 8oz of water)
  3. Keep crown area clean to maintain tissue compatibility (the contour of the prosthesis must allow the surrounding tissue to conform to a natural, healthy position)
  4. Some sensitivity in teeth may be experienced by certain patients. This sensitivity will disappear gradually over a few days to weeks. If teeth are sensitive
    1. Avoid hot, cold or acidic food and beverages
    2. Pain medication be taken as directed as long as there is no medical contradiction based upon your medical history
    3. Use fluoride rinse and toothpaste for sensivity teeth
    4. Clean teeth properly

   Care for Dental Veneers
   Dental veneers require the same regular and consistent home and professional dental care as your natural teeth.
   * Brush after eating and before bedtime around the crown with a soft toothbrush, especially where the veneer meets the gum line.
   * Floss at least once to twice a day. Use the proxy brush or floss threader to remove plaque under and around these areas to maintain       good oral hygiene.
   * Rinse with fluoride rinse before bed. Swish the fluoride rinse vigorously in your mouth for at least one minute. Do not swallow any of the       rinse and do not eat or drink anything for 30 minutes
   * Be careful about chewing toffees, gum, grainy rolls and tough food in this area
   * See your dentist for regular professional check-ups and cleanings

Veneer process before treatment Veneer process Veneer process after treatment
Veneer treatment before
Veneer treatment after  
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