Welcome back to the dentistry blog by Paul J Guerrino DDS PC. The four Westchester County clinics, Guerrino Dentistry & Associates, provide a wide range of cosmetic dental procedures. Today’s blog focuses on porcelain veneers, which are used to recreate the natural look of teeth and offer strength comparable to the natural enamel.
A veneer is a thin layer of material placed over a tooth to improve the aesthetic appearance of the tooth. Dentists at Guerrino Dentistry &Associates such as Paul J. Guerrino DDS PC, utilize dental porcelain to craft these veneers whereas some other dentists fabricate a veneer using composite materials. Porcelain veneers are usually preferred because they are more stain-resistant than composite veneers and also do a better job of reflecting light in the same way as natural teeth. Dentists will recommend veneers to correct the following dental problems:
- Teeth discoloration from medication, root canal treatment, excessive fluoride, or age
- Front teeth wear
- Chipped front teeth
- Gaps and unsightly spaces in between teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
If you are interested in obtaining porcelain veneers, speak with your dentist about the procedure. Be sure to communicate what your goals are for treatment to help determine whether porcelain veneers are the best solution. The porcelain veneers dentist will then examine your teeth to confirm that veneers are an effective solution and also provide more information about what to expect. In some cases, he or she will take x-rays or make impressions of your teeth.
Next, the porcelain veneers dentist chooses which veneers will be used and works with you to pick out the right color. Once it is time for you to undergo the procedure, the dentist will prepare teeth for veneers and then bond them to the teeth using resin cement. From start to finish, porcelain veneers typically require 2-3 office visits.
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