Crowns & Veneers
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They’re the perfect choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular because of their simplicity and versatility.
Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical ability together with attention to cosmetic detail. We place veneers normally, and design each instance separately to fit and improve the features of each and every patient’s grin.
Will they look like ordinary teeth? When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains.
How durable are porcelain veneers?
For well over a decade, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile with appropriate attention. Dr. Lee will make sure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials accessible.
Refraining from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life, and if random breakage or damage happens, it is normally possible to replace only the veneer included.
For a weak, decayed, or cracked tooth, a dental crown restores functionality and ensures stability. For a misshapen or discolored tooth, a dental crown reconstructs the tooth for a beautiful smile. Many dental crowns are made of porcelain. These porcelain crowns are long-lasting and may match the color and see-through caliber of your initial teeth.
The Process for Porcelain Crowns
- Your dentist will make an assessment with x rays of the affected region and determines that a dental crown is needed.
- The initial tooth is reduced to make room for the new porcelain crown. If a sizable part of the tooth is missing, the dentist may build up the small tooth with filling substance.
- Surrounding teeth and an impression of the reduced tooth is made to assure bite is not changed and to enable proper sizing of the porcelain crown.
- A temporary dental crown is placed over the tooth while the porcelain crown is being made to cover and protect the tooth.
- Dr. Lee will match the porcelain crown to the color of the other teeth. The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory where the dental crown is fabricated.
- After a couple weeks, the temporary dental crown is removed and the brand new porcelain crown is cemented into position.
- After positioning of the brand new porcelain crown, good oral hygiene is advised to keep the underlying tooth from decaying. Porcelain crowns generally last about ten years.
For more information on crowns and veneers and which may be the right choice for you, contact us today!