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                     New York Porcelain Veneers Dentist - What are Porcelain Veneers?

       By Jason White
       Dated: Apr 06, 2010

       While the procedure of getting porcelain veneers may seem time consuming, the results are worth it. Other
       procedures that are complete in a single hour tend to not match the rest of the mouth and deteriorate
       quickly.

       Porcelain veneers, also known as dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates, are ultra-thin shells made of
       porcelain bonded to the front of the teeth. This creates cosmetically improves the condition of the tooth or
       teeth that are worn, misaligned, chipped, or discolored. Porcelain veneers have two great advantages that
       place them high above other types of cosmetic dental bonding.

        The first advantage is that they create an extremely “life-like” tooth. The enamel of a tooth is nearly
       translucent which means the inner color is what gives them the color. When a porcelain veneer is placed on
       a tooth, the outer discoloring is removed, and the veneer allows the inner coloring that perfectly matches
       the other teeth to shine through.

        The second advantage of porcelain veneers is that they resist staining. Many people seek this procedure
       because they have habits involving coffee, red wine, cigarettes, or others that discolor teeth. Porcelain is a
       glass-like material, and thus, not even slightly porous to cause new accumulating stains.

        Getting a porcelain veneer requires three separate trips to the dentist. The first appointment is for the
       consultation and the following two are to make and apply them. Whether one tooth or several are having
       porcelain veneers applied, the procedure is the same.

        During the first appointment with the dentist, the patient and the dentist plan the desired results. The dentist
       will examine the teeth in question to ensure that porcelain veneers are the appropriate solution to the
       problem. If the problem is purely cosmetic or preventative, the dentist will likely go ahead with the
       procedure. If the unattractive look is due to a medical condition, the dentist must focus on health first.
       Finally, the dentist will take X-rays and impressions of the teeth to prepare for making the veneers.

        Next, the tooth or teeth needs to be prepped for the veneer. A local anesthetic is applied to the area. It is
       important that the tooth is numb because the dentist must remove about ½ millimeter of enamel from the
       surface so that the veneer lays smooth with the surrounding teeth. After the enamel has been scraped off,
       the dentist will make an impression of the teeth. The impressions will be sent to a dental laboratory to
       construct the porcelain veneer. On average, this process takes about 1 to 2 weeks.

        At the third appointment, the porcelain veneers are bonded to the teeth. They are permanently cemented so
       the dentist will temporarily place them on before adhering them. This is to ensure the color and fit are
       appropriate. The dentist will trim and remove the veneer until the exact fit is achieved. Before the veneer
       can be cemented on, the teeth must be cleaned, polished, and etched. Etching the teeth roughens them to
       allow for the strongest bond.

        After the teeth are prepared and the veneers have been adjusted, it is time to apply to them to the teeth. A
       special cement is applied to the veneer, and then the veneer is placed on the teeth. When they are in the
       proper position, the dentist will shine a light beam on the porcelain veneer. This activates chemicals in the
       cement which causes them to harden much more quickly.



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 The last step is to remove any excess cement that got pushed out of the veneer. The dentist may want the
patient to return for a follow up appointment a few weeks after the last visit to make sure that the gums are
responding to the presence of a foreign material in the mouth.

 While the procedure of getting porcelain veneers may seem time consuming, the results are worth it. Other
procedures that are complete in a single hour tend to not match the rest of the mouth and deteriorate
quickly. For a cosmetic dental procedure of the highest quality, choose porcelain veneers.

For more information on New York porcelain veneers, please visit http://www.nyccd.com.

Category           Dental
Tags               new york porcelain veneers, porcelain veneers
Email              Click to email author
Phone              212-288-4455
Address            New York
                   New York
Zip                10021




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