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Porcelain Veneers: Change the Face of Your Teeth

Porcelain Veneers

If you have stained, crooked or damaged teeth, then porcelain veneers might answer your smile problems. Veneers are thin pieces of highly polished porcelain that are bonded onto a tooth's surface and can give any smile an instant makeover. Porcelain veneers can change your life! And when it comes to veneers, David Fisher DDS is the name you can trust.

Veneers are an effective and long-lasting remedy for the beauty of your teeth. Veneers are fragile, partially transparent porcelain shells bonded to the anterior side of the arch teeth to mask imperfections associated with tooth shape or colour, correct excessive interdental spaces, or apparent tooth alignment.

Veneers can be utilised to fix a wide range of dental issues, such as:

Colour imperfections

The colour of the teeth differs from person to person and is not always considered satisfactory; moreover, some foods and substances can change the tooth's colour, which tends to worsen with age. Porcelain veneers can be an excellent solution to mask stains, mainly when exposure to staining agents has occurred at an early age; the excess of fluoride and the antibiotic tetracycline also have adverse effects on the colour of the teeth. In these cases, porcelain veneers can become an excellent alternative to professional teeth whitening.

Excessive interdental spaces

If excessive interdental spaces are the problem to solve, veneers slightly larger than the application surface fill in the gaps. The position of rotated or misaligned teeth can also be corrected with porcelain veneers. However, the greater the irregularity of the teeth, the less likely it is that porcelain veneers are the appropriate solution. The dentist will evaluate the opportunity to apply them without the risk of damaging the original teeth and only if they do not compromise the possibility of practising proper dental hygiene.

Shape imperfections

Veneers can also be used to improve the appearance of fractured, worn, broken, or malformed teeth. In all these cases, the result will be a very natural smile.

The application of a veneer is an irreversible process because the procedure involves light milling of the original tooth. And since a veneer is unlikely to last forever, be aware that in 10 or more years, it will be essential to replace it with a new one.

The phases of the intervention

The intervention for the positioning of the veneers involves two phases

  • The first phase involves filing a part of the dental enamel, making the dental impression and choosing the most suitable colour for the veneer; This operation can be performed with or without local anaesthesia: very often, the anaesthetic is not necessary because the discomfort perceived during tooth filing is more than bearable.
  • The second step consists of applying the veneer to the tooth. Before placing it, the prosthesis must be tested directly on the patient to ascertain which colour and size are preferred.

First visit without obligation for evaluation

At David Fisher DDS, it is possible to carry out a visit without obligation to evaluate together with an expert dentist the possibility of recreating a new smile thanks to the veneers.

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