Porcelain Veneer Application Explained

Jan 8th, 2020
Easton Dentists Feb 1st, 2020

As cosmetic dentistry keeps becoming a more affordable and is now a viable option for people everywhere, porcelain veneers keep gaining popularity.  Just check on Instagram if you have a doubt! Because of their relatively simple application and easy maintenance, veneers are giving beautiful smile to people who may not have been blessed with a great set of teeth.

Even though many people are becoming more familiar with the final results associated with porcelain veneers, there still seems to be a lack of knowledge concerning how porcelain veneers are successfully applied.  For a trained professional, the process of creating porcelain veneers is immensely precise.  It’s is a bit more complicated than simply putting a veneer on an existing tooth because a good dentist will work to ensure the veneers perfectly match in size, color, and shape.  Though time intensive, the process of getting a veneer is relatively straightforward.

  1. The tooth is trimmed.  This is done for two reasons.  First, the tooth must be trimmed so that the overlaying veneer does not stick out more than the other teeth.  This creates a more natural look and feel for the veneer.  Second, the rougher surface of the newly trimmed tooth will allow for easier bonding.
  2. An impression of the tooth is made.  This simple step ensures that the dentist knows the exact dimensions that will be needed for the new veneer.
  3. The veneer is temporarily placed.  This will give your dentist a chance to see how well the veneer matches the surrounding teeth.  It is applied temporarily so that the dentist can easily remove and adjust the veneer as often as is needed.
  4. The veneer is bonded into place.  Once you and your dentist are pleased with the appearance of the veneer, it will permanently be bonded to your existing tooth.

While getting a veneer is relatively a simple process, it takes a specially trained cosmetic dentist to deliver the best results.  The attention to detail displayed by The Dental Center at Easton makes us the premier cosmetic dentistry practice in Columbus, Ohio.  Call us today to set up your appointment.

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