is one of the esthetic materials a dentist can use to restore back teeth
(molars and premolars). It is mainly composed of a polymer (plastic) and
very hard, inert micro-particles. Composite resin has been used for many
years to restore front teeth and to correct defects caused by cavities,
fractures, faulty tooth positioning, and other problems. Composite resin
technology has improved over the years, and now dentists are using it to
restore back teeth.
can change the shape, size and color of your teeth. By bonding ultra-thin,
custom sculpted pieces
to the front surface of the tooth, veneers can change your smile in as
little as two appointments.
thin precision customized covers that are laid onto the teeth and bonded
to the surface. Although they can be made of different materials, porcelain
is frequently used because of its durability and realistic appearance.
Veneers are a more conservative alternative to crowns since they require
less removal of the tooth's original surface. With veneers in place, patients
can expect straighter, whiter, and more even looking teeth. Unlike crowns
or caps, porcelain laminate veneers don't require the removal of much tooth
structure. Veneers are stronger and have a longer life than bonding, but
the process requires more time. Veneers typically cost less than crowns
and wont stain, making them a popular means of improving your smile.
initial visit, the patient and dentist discuss the process of placing veneers
and the options available (e.g. types and shades of veneers). On your next
visit, we remove a very small layer of each tooth's outer enamel. A local
anesthesia may be used. The dentist makes a mold of the teeth where our
very talented lab technician creates customized veneers for the teeth.
The lab prepares the veneers in roughly seven to ten days. During this
time, temporary veneers are crafted by the dentist and worn by the patient.
The temporaries allow us to preview what the final veneers will look like
while changes could still be made if necessary. Once the veneers have returned
from the lab, the patient makes their final dental visit where we apply
the veneers to the teeth using a bonding material. When exposed to light,
this bonding material dries and hardens. The finished result is extremely
experience some sensitivity in the teeth, especially with contact to hot
or cold substances. This sensitivity should lessen within two weeks. If
you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep, your dentist can fit you
with a mouth guard to protect the teeth. Veneers are quite strong and can
withstand considerable force when a patient bites down, but they may fracture
or break if abused. Patients should therefore avoid hard or sharp foods
such as ice or pistachio shells that may cause undue stress. Veneers should
be cared for in much the same way as normal teeth, this includes daily
brushing, flossing, and periodic checkups with the dentist. Given the proper
care, veneers can keep you smiling for decades to come.
Inlays and On lays..•..Porcelain