Dental veneers are an effective dental restorative solution for enhancing your appearance marred by misshaped teeth, a gap between teeth, and stained or chipped teeth, and help restore the normal function of your teeth.
A single veneer is a small and thin shell composed of porcelain or ceramic material, and its color, size, and shape is matched with your surrounding teeth so that the veneer blends perfectly. Veneers are made of stain-resistant material and don’t stain even if one is a heavy drinker of beverages such as coffee or tea.
While they can last for up to 20 years, dental veneers can be costly, are natural in appearance, and involve an irreversible process of taking out a significant portion of your teeth enamel—though dentists are now offering ‘prepless’ veneers.
Dr. Franklin Green’s dental office in Los Alamitos, California, has transformed the smiles of many patients with damaged teeth through dental veneers.
What’s The Procedure For Placing Dental Veneers?
Any existing cavity or gum disease is treated first before their veneers are placed. Also, a strong tooth and root structure are necessary for dental veneers.
Placement of veneers does not require surgery. First, Dr. Green and his staff take an impression of your teeth to design the veneers in a dental lab within a week. The veneer needs to match the color, shape, and size of your tooth. To properly fit the dental veneer, the dentist prepares your tooth and removes a portion of the tooth’s enamel so that the veneer can rest flat and in line with underlying gum tissue. While the permanent veneers are being prepared, removable glue is used to hold your temporary veneer, and you are expected to eat soft food and avoid hard physical activity.
Once the permanent veneers are ready, the temporaries are removed, and the new ones are fitted to perfection utilizing a water-based solution, and finally bonded to your teeth to give you a new and radiant smile.
Is There Post-Procedure Discomfort?
During the preparation phase and placement, surrounding teeth will be sore for a few days, though you can take pain medication. Applying cold compress also helps in addressing the swelling. Post-placement of permanent veneers also requires you to be careful about not eating hard solids or participating in highly physical activities for a while.
So, if you want to know more about how dental veneers can be effective in addressing stained, misshaped, or damaged teeth, please contact Dr. Franklin Green's dental clinic at 562.594.6299 and our staff will give you the necessary details and schedule your appointment.
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