A porcelain veneer procedure is fairly straightforward. If you are scheduled to go through the procedure any time soon, the best way to prepare for it is to be made aware of the basics involved with the treatment so that you can prepare for it.
Here are some of the things we think you should know about getting porcelain veneers:
- Tooth Preparation: Just like a dental bridge procedure, the job of making porcelain veneers is only possible when the tooth is reduced or prepared. Porcelain veneers are made bulky for retentive property and this explains why the tooth needs to be reduced for the veneers to be fabricated and adhered. About 1-2 millimeter of tooth is usually taken away from the facial or frontal surface of the teeth.
- Anesthetic Solution: Given that some tooth surface needs to be removed, the procedure could be quite uncomfortable and painful without anesthesia so anesthetic solution is deposited locally to numb the area and permit such a procedure to be carried out.
- Sedative Technique: To completely make the procedure positive for the patient, aside from administering local aneshtesia, you can completely have your mind state altered through the use of sedative. The right sedative, as long as it is properly distributed, should successfully bring the patient to a state that makes him more receptive to treatment however threatening it is.
- Material: While veneers may be made with ceramic, plastic and composite resin, the most popular material used in veneers is porcelain because they satisfy the aesthetic, retentive and durability requirements of patients when it comes to dental prosthetics. Porcelain is strong and it provides impressive aesthetics because the shade may be chosen to match the shade of the existing teeth and may be made a shade lighter to achieve better aesthetics.
- Cement and Adhesive: After fabrication, the finished prosthetics is adhered to the teeth using a powerful cement or adhesive. This material is strong enough to hold the prosthetic during function.
- Maintenance: The presence of porcelain veneers in your oral cavity gives promising results, but having them involves a lot of responsibility, especially if you wish to keep them. You need to keep them clean all the time; and you need to do this to keep them bacteria-free and disease-free.
With most cases, one’s knowledge is key to keeping them prepared for whatever is to come. If you are a little frightened about your upcoming procedure, hopefully this article has made things better.