Porcelain Crowns and Veneers

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Porcelain crowns and veneers are a simple way to strengthen teeth and disguise dental problems such as gaps between teeth, cracks, chips, misalignment, and discolored teeth. It typically takes just two visits to FaceLab to receive your new permanent crowns or veneers and a return of your confident smile.

Porcelain crowns and veneers are constructed from special ceramics and resemble a new tooth in appearance.

Before we place your permanent crown or veneer, we make sure that it matches the color and shade of your existing teeth as closely as possible. It is highly unlikely that anyone will know you have had dental work performed unless you choose to tell them.

Who is a Good Candidate for Porcelain Crowns or Veneers?

If you do have damaged, weakened, stained teeth or an unsightly smile porcelain veneers may be the ideal procedure for you. However, your teeth must be free of gum disease or decay in order to be treated. Additionally, all of your teeth should be healthy overall. If we feel that your tooth is too weak and needs additional protection, or in a position that exposes it to significant biting pressure, our dentists may recommend a porcelain crown.

What Happens During the Veneer Preparation Procedure?

Before we can place the veneer, our cosmetic dentist needs to remove a very small amount of tooth enamel. This is necessary to avoid having your treated tooth look bulky after we have completed the process of affixing the porcelain veneer. Next, we take an impression of the tooth or teeth receiving the veneer(s) and send the tooth models to our technicians. It takes approximately two weeks for the technicians to create your permanent porcelain veneer. In the meantime, we provide you with a temporary tooth covering that protects the prepared tooth surface.

For your second appointment, you and the dentists inspect the veneer to make sure

that it is the desired shape and color. If everything looks acceptable, the teeth are cleaned and the dentist places the special bonding cement on the

veneer. Lastly, we place the veneer onto the tooth surface and use a special curing

light to initiate the setting reaction of the cement affixing it to your tooth. While some patients require follow-up visits for an aesthetic evaluation, most do not.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers look extremely natural while offering a dramatic improvement in your smile and appearance at the same time. Unlike your natural teeth, they are also resistant to staining. With proper brushing and attention to oral hygiene, porcelain veneers are durable enough to last for a lifetime.

Porcelain Crowns

Tooth preparation for porcelain crowns is very similar to that for Veneers. Two appointments are needed, impressions are taken and models sent to the technician. An insert appointment is schedule two weeks after preparation and again following the removal of the temporary crown, the fit and color of the new crown is checked. If approved, the crown is easily cemented onto the tooth and final adjustments made. If looked after well, there is no reason why a porcelain crown will not last a lifetime.


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