Dental Veneers in Suffolk County NY are aesthetic reconstructions that are done on the outside (visible) of the anterior teeth and are designed for modifying its color, shape and shine. What are dental veneers and why are they used? Can anyone have veneers placed? This short piece will point out what every patient should know before getting veneers.
Veneers are thin porcelain sheets, about 0.3 -; 1 mm. thick, which are placed on the tooth covering the entire front surface of the teeth. They bind strongly to tooth using a special adhesive. The bond is so strong that once it is placed it cannot be removed unless the veneer is broken. This procedure is mainly used to mask anomalies in tooth color, something of which cannot be treated by conventional bleaching. They are also used to cover alterations in tooth size or shape, giving the tooth a perfect appearance.
Its main advantages are its power of adhesion, abrasion resistance and high aesthetic sense. Virtually speaking, there is no need to reduce the tooth in order to place a veneer. Once cemented, the patient can eat normally. Many personalities from public life and the media make use of this technique for an attractive smile.
Placement is simple. The tooth or teeth that are to receive a veneer will be slightly grinded down on the front side somewhere between 0.3 -; 0.5 mm. After preparation is finished, the dentist takes a very precise measure of the tooth using silicone, which is sent to the laboratory where the veneer is specially made with a modern system by injection or cast porcelain. After the veneer is made, an adaptive test is performed and if it is valid, the dentist will proceed to place the veneer with a special adhesive. The entire process lasts a few days.
What patient is suitable to have Dental Veneers in Suffolk County NY placed? Not all patients are subsidiaries of treatment with porcelain veneers. Cases of severe crowding or defects in the relationship of the dental arches may contraindicate this treatment. It is also not recommended for patients with bruxism (patients who “grind” their teeth). Contact Michael Kampourakis DDS to learn more.
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