One of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures we perform here in Dundee is the application of porcelain veneers. This procedure involves covering the front of the tooth with a thin shell of porcelain, which has been dyed to match the surrounding teeth. There are many reasons why a patient may want to have dental veneers applied. Here are some of the porcelain veneer FAQs we’ve come across in our years of experience as porcelain veneers specialists.
Dental veneers are often used to protect and cover cracked, chipped, or broken teeth. However, they can also be used to cover teeth that are heavily stained, teeth with large cavities or visible fillings, or teeth that look worn. Veneers are also used to correct the appearance of unevenly spaced teeth.
Getting a dental veneer usually takes three different appointments. You will come in to your dentist in Dundee for a consultation. At the next visit, your teeth will be prepared for the veneer and the impression for the veneers is taken. Finally, when the veneers return from the lab, the veneer will be applied to your teeth.
The average porcelain veneer will last from five to 10 years, depending upon your oral hygiene and lifestyle habits. All you need to do is brush and floss as usual, and continue to see your dentist for regular checkups.
Porcelain veneers are not recommended for patients with gum disease or who have problems with gum health in general. It is also important that those who have nail-biting or pencil-chewing habits be willing to stop, as these actions can cause veneers to chip.
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