For decades, porcelain veneers have been the material of choice for creating the perfect Hollywood smile. Porcelain veneers are used to correct stained, badly aligned or poorly spaced teeth, giving you a celebrity-style smile.
But have you ever wondered how porcelain veneers are applied? Before you fix that appointment with your dentist, you should be up to date on what to expect. Here are steps which are usually involved in the application of porcelain veneers.
The Consultation for Porcelain Veneers
An initial appointment will be fixed with your dentist for consultations before deciding whether porcelain veneers are right for you and then the precise kind of porcelain veneers to use. Your dentist will also check your overall dental health and correct any anomalies found.
You will then discuss with the dentist the kind of teeth and smile you want to have. This is usually decided based on your choice of the shape, width, length, and color of teeth that is most suitable for you.
The Application of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are bonded to your teeth permanently. The procedure usually takes place over a period of 6-weeks and about 2 visits to the dentist. After consulting with your dentist and deciding on the color, shape, and size of porcelain veneer most appropriate for you, your teeth surfaces are then prepared to ensure the veneer attaches properly.
An impression of your teeth is made which is used to form the veneer. The dentist then attaches them to your teeth with special bonding materials.
Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers After Application
Apart from being very durable, porcelain veneers are just as easy to clean as your natural teeth. The same teeth care routine should be followed by a pearly white smile that will last for a long time.