Porcelain veneers are cosmetic restorations made from dental-grade porcelain. They are wafer-thin restorations used to restore teeth that are cracked, chipped, broken, excessively spaced from each other, or severely discolored. They are custom-fabricated according to the shape of the teeth and bonded firmly using dental adhesives.
When you visit the Sunnyvale dentist for a consultation, the dentist will check the following factors before suggesting veneers:
The dentist will conduct an initial diagnosis, during which scans and x-rays will be taken to get a better view of the teeth. Once the candidacy is confirmed, the tooth will be prepared by buffing it to remove a thin layer of enamel. This is done to make space for the veneer. A hand-held scanning tool will be used to scan the teeth and create a digital impression of the teeth, which will be used as a reference for fabricating the veneer in a dental laboratory.
The fabrication can take a few days. Hence, a temporary veneer will be placed on the tooth to protect the prepared surface. During the next appointment, the temporary veneer will be removed, and the tooth will be cleaned. Its surface will be roughened using a suitable etching solution to make sure the veneer adheres well to its surface. Dental adhesives will be used to bond the veneer to the tooth, after which it will be hardened using a curing light. It may be polished to match it with the exact appearance of the adjoining teeth.
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