All You Need to Know About Dental or Porcelain Veneers

February 25, 2018

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What are dental veneers? Do you need them? Read on to know more.

Dental veneers are also known as porcelain veneers and dental porcelain shells which are thin, specially made tooth-colored covers that are designed to cover your teeth and improve their appearance.

These thin dental veneers are then bonded to your teeth to alter their shape, color, size and length for the better. Dental veneers are one of the most popular and trusted dental procedures in cosmetic dentistry due to their natural look, flexible use and toughness that is similar to your natural tooth enamel.

Here are the 2 different types of veneers:

1. Composite Resin Veneers

Composite resin veneers are usually bonded with your teeth in a single appointment. Your dentist can bond and reshape the tooth colored composite material to suit your teeth. Composite resin veneers can endure for about 4-8 years but require regular maintenance as they can get chipped from time to time.

2. Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers can last anywhere between 12-25 years and require little to no maintenance. Your dentist simply takes an impression of your teeth and sends it in to his lab to have them make a copy of the shape of your teeth for your veneers.

Why Porcelain Veneers are Needed and Are You Eligible for Them?

Porcelain dental veneers are used to correct any dental issues that you may be suffering from such as improper tooth alignment or spacing, worn down tooth enamel and cracked or chipped teeth in your mouth. Other than aesthetic beauty, porcelain veneers also offer an increased toughness and durability, better smile performance and require little to no removal of your natural tooth structure as compared to crowns.

So the question still remains “Are you an eligible candidate?“

Any treatment for tooth preparation is permanent so it is best that you consult your dentist about whether veneers are suitable for you after which your dentist will evaluate your oral health and advise you on your eligibility in this cosmetic dentistry procedure.

Procedure to Undergo When Getting Dental Veneers

Your dentist will administer an anesthetic to make you more comfortable while preparing your tooth after which it will be reshaped with a bur.

After which your dentist will make an impression of your teeth from which he will have a mold of your mouth made by a dental laboratory.

This will be followed by cleaning up your tooth to allow for a strong bonding process after which a special cement is applied to the veneer before placing it on your teeth.

Once your dentist has placed your veneer properly, he/she will shine a special light on it to activate the chemicals in the cement making it harden very fast.

6 Benefits of Getting Porcelain Veneers

  1. Veneers give a natural tooth appearance
  2. Gum tissue works well with porcelain
  3. Porcelain veneers are stain-proof
  4. You can choose the color of your own veneers
  5. Porcelain veneers offer a conservative approach to changing your tooth’s color and shape.
  6. Your natural teeth mostly remain intact with only minimal alteration being required
  7. You can easily fix minor dental problems such as overlaps, twists and gaps with veneers

How Long Do Dental Veneers Last and How Can You Maintain Them?

Dental veneers generally last in the range of 7-15 years after which you should have your veneers replaced. Maintaining your veneers is pretty easy if you treat them just like your natural teeth with a regular brushing and flossing routine. But it is usually suggested that you should use non-abrasive toothpaste. If you happen to struggle with the grinding and clenching of your teeth then your dentist can fit your mouth with a gum guard so that your veneers don’t get damaged.

Make sure that you visit your dentist a couple of weeks after you have your veneers put in so he can monitor how your mouth is accepting the veneers.

Want to know more about the benefits of dental veneers? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Joshua Hong, your most reliable dentist in Goodyear, AZ today!

Cosmetic Dentistry : Smile Therapy

June 15, 2015

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When you think of a dentist, the first thing that probably comes to your mind is an extraction of teeth or filling them. However, there is more to dentistry. More people are turning to cosmetic dentistry to improve their appearance. It’s the same way that you could change your hairstyle or undergo cosmetic surgery to improve your appearance.

There are a wide variety of cosmetic treatments available. If you want to improve your appearance, ensure that you consult a dentist on the different treatments and which would be best suited for you.

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Tooth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic treatments. It is a method used to lighten the color of your teeth. The bleaching process, if done by a qualified professional, does not result in the removal of the tooth surface. This is a great solution for people with stained teeth. The procedure is non-invasive. Treatment can take up to SEVERAL weeks depending on the level of whitening you require.

Some people opt to whiten their teeth at home using home whitening kits. These kits include whiteners to paint on or strips placed on the teeth. It is still important to consult your dentist before using a home kit as these may have disastrous effects.

Dental veneers are thin GLASS slices that are placed on the front surface of the teeth, much like fake fingernails are affixed on real fingernails. Veneers are a great way to mask unsightly or terribly stained teeth. They can also be used to repair chips, cracks or close gaps between teeth.

The installation of veneers involves the buffing down of the front surface of the teeth to remove some enamel. An impression of your teeth is done and a dental technician makes the veneers to fit onto the surfaces of the teeth. Veneers are BONDED to the surface of teeth permanently. This treatment option is non-invasive and gives a natural looking result. They can be quite unsightly if veneers don’t match the color of the neighboring teeth.

Composite bonding involves the application of a special resin to the teeth. The resin hardens when placed under a special light. The resin bonds between the teeth as a result, therefore, restoring or improving the appearance of the tooth. This treatment can be used for various situations including close gaps, change the shape of teeth, repair cracked or chipped teeth.

Composite bonding is one of the simplest and affordable cosmetic treatments available. It only takes one visit to have it done. However, it is not completely stain-resistant, and neither does it last as long as some of the other protective procedures such as fillings, veneers and crowns.

Dental crowns are treatment used mostly for badly broken teeth. The treatment is also used to strengthen teeth that are weak as a result of extensive filling. The method involves taking an impression of the tooth that is used to make a crown. The crown is like a cap that is placed over the teeth. The crown is made of porcelain. A temporary crown may be placed on the teeth before the permanent one is fitted as part of preparing the tooth. The process takes up to two weeks.

Many cosmetic treatments are non-invasive and safe when done by a qualified and professional dental team. Dr. Hong and his team are just that. Contact them today to learn more about cosmetic treatments and on which would be most suitable for you. The team will be happy to guide you.

The Smile Team provides the best in family dental treatment. Your comfort and care are of the utmost priority to the team.


About Joshua Hong DDS

At Joshua Hong DDS, we perform general dentistry with post-graduate school training in jaw joint rehabilitation, full-mouth reconstruction, and occlusion. We can do veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures, tooth colored fillings, invisible braces, implant crown restorations, all-on-four restoration, dentures, teeth whitening, extractions and non-surgical TMJ therapy. We do all this with a holistic approach. Joshua Hong DDS has a highly trained smile team. Dr. Hong works with the best of the best. We don’t provide any dentistry that is not good enough for any of our family members. We have also created a spa-like atmosphere and cater towards clients with anxiety. We do memory free dentistry.