If you are looking for a reliable dentist in Glenside who can repair chipped or damaged teeth, Signature Smiles Dental is the right choice for you. Both composite and porcelain veneers are good to restore your smile and correcting minor cosmetic issues.
Composite veneers are often fitted in one visit and can give you a great look. However, this option lasts only for a few years. So, for a more durable option, porcelain veneers should be on your list. They can last for more than 7 - 10 years if you are honest and consistent with your oral hygiene and care. But, during this treatment, you may have to visit two or more times to the dental office because porcelain veneers are created by a lab technician.
During the first visit, a comprehensive consultation session is carried out to ensure that veneers are the best treatment for your chipped or cracked teeth problem. Besides, proper imaging is taken to make sure that you will achieve the look you want after completion of the treatment. The exterior part of the tooth is prepped for impressions. Then, our dentist would perform some shade matching and send impressions to the lab for fabrication.
Once your veneers are ready, our dentist would fit and secure them in place in the final visit.
Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?
Mostly, people with front chipped or cracked tooth consider porcelain veneers as a viable treatment due to following reasons:
• Made of solid and hard material i.e. porcelain which resistant to cracks and breakage.
• Easy to match with surrounding teeth for aesthetic purposes.
• Almost 10 times more durable than composite veneers.
• Higher stain resistance when compared to its counterparts.
How the Procedure of Porcelain Veneer Looks Like?
During this treatment, a very fine layer of enamel is removed so that when veneers are placed, they line up with other teeth flawlessly. Then, impressions are taken right away and a temporary is placed over the teeth for protection.
At this point, our dentist discusses the shading of veneers with you before sending the impression to the lab. The fabrication process of veneers takes about 2 weeks and once they are fabricated, you need to revisit the dental office. During second visit, the dentist would remove the temporaries and clean the teeth thoroughly before applying adhesive cement. Finally, the veneers are placed permanently.
Understanding Minimal Prep and No-Prep Veneers
Minimal prep is referred to as a procedure in which a fine layer of enamel is scraped to make space for the veneer. In almost all procedures, a dentist needs to do some preparation to deal with slight misalignment, chipping, or cracking teeth. Sometimes, “no-prep veneers” can be used to fill small gaps or spaces between teeth. However, all treatment procedures are determined based on each patient’s oral health and teeth alignment.
Visit us for a free consultation in Glenside to regain the beauty of your smile.