A man named Charles Pincus first invented dental veneers back in 1928. The initial purpose was to improve the smile of actors. But as a temporary solution, the dentists switched to veneers made of acrylic but unfortunately, these get damaged easily. Today, technology has come a long way, giving you more and better options.
No one wants to experience pain when visiting a dentist. The good news is these professionals now use improved techniques that prevent any real discomfort. That includes the application of veneers. Whether a patient has one tooth or multiple teeth covered with a veneer, it is an easy process to withstand.
Are there different types of veneers?
The answer is yes. Porcelain and composite resin veneers are the two types that most people prefer. Of the two, those made of porcelain are the favorite mainly. For one thing, porcelain does not stain as easily. Another benefit is that in most instances, a dentist does not have to remove as much enamel as required for composite resin veneers.
The first steps of applying porcelain veneers
The method to apply porcelain veneers to teeth is different from the one used for those made of composite resin. It starts with the dentist removing as little enamel as possible from the front and sides of the teeth involved. Next, the dentist makes an impression or mold of the patient’s teeth. That is then forwarded to a dental lab that produces the veneers.
The next steps for bonding porcelain veneers
The dentist checks the veneers once they are received from the lab. If necessary, the dentist might file certain areas to ensure a secure and comfortable fit. Then, using a special dental adhesive, they apply the veneers to the patient’s teeth. Keep in mind that while waiting for the permanent veneers, many dentists offer patients a temporary set.
Adhering veneers made of composite resin
A dentist usually has to remove more enamel from the patient’s teeth than if using porcelain. This professional will also reshape the teeth if needed. Next, the dentist applies the composite material, followed by reshaping it for a good fit. Once adhered, the dentist uses a special type of light to help the composite material harden. With that done, the dentist smooths out and polishes the veneers.
No matter which type of veneers a person wants, the process of bonding them to teeth does not hurt whatsoever. Now, when removing enamel and reshaping a tooth, the patient may have slight discomfort but nothing more. Simply put, this procedure is not painful. That is just one of the many reasons why veneers are so popular.
If you have discolored, chipped, or cracked teeth, or perhaps you want to eliminate a gap between the two teeth in front, veneers are ideal. The transformation will amaze you. You can have the procedure done without worrying about pain. And you will end up with a gorgeous smile.
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