Dental Veneers

About Porcelain Veneers And Choosing The Right Dentist

Porcelain veneers are described as extremely thin shells of porcelain that are used in dentistry to recreate the appearance of teeth that look natural. At the same time, porcelain veneers provide resilience and strength that can be compared to the original tooth enamel. This is very often the type of material chosen if you are in search of a way to make position alterations that are slight or to alter the color, size or shape of a tooth.

What You Need To Know About Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers involve several ceramic thin layers that are used to replace the original state of a tooth’s enamel along with an adhesive-layer. To apply these veneers, some of the tooth enamel must be removed which is typically under one millimeter. This process is necessary to provide enough room for the veneer to fit comfortably and accurately into the mouth to arrive at restoring the natural function of the tooth. However, the goal behind porcelain veneers is to create a much better appearance from the original state of the tooth or teeth.

The bond that is used between the veneer and the original tooth is very important as it performs the function of offering the aesthetic appeal desired as well as a bond that is strong which is needed for the correct function of the teeth. Today a resin that is light-sensitive is used between the veneer and the original tooth and hardened with the use of a specialized curing light.

Choosing The Right Dentist For Your Veneers

When veneers are placed by experienced and qualified cosmetic dentists they more than often produce a natural and beautiful look. To ensure the best outcome you have to be selective when it comes to choosing the right dentist. Despite the fact that there is a host of dentists that offer these services, it is recommended that for optimal results you should be looking for the dentists that have a background that is extensive in the field of cosmetic dentistry as well as expert knowledge on veneers.

Accreditation And Training

Looking for the professional affiliations has been regarded as one of the more reliable methods to select a cosmetic dentist. The AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) provides some membership levels that begin with the first level known as General Members (read about our accreditation). The dentists that have this title are not required to have an accreditation and only need to state that they have an interest in furthering their education related to cosmetic dentistry. Accredited Members have passed all the processes of accreditation that include an oral and written examination. The Accredited Fellow is a level that involves the highest levels of accreditation, and these dentists have demonstrated excellence in cosmetic dentistry.

Porcelain veneers have often been the best option for various situations where a tooth or teeth have developed poor contours, shapes or colors. This is also an advisable treatment plan for gaps that occur between teeth, fractured teeth or in a few situations whereby the position of the tooth has become compromised resulting in bite-related issues. Also, porcelain veneers are a good option if you have superficial stains on your teeth and you have not responded to bleaching or whitening treatments.

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