Putney Hill dentist explains porcelain veneers for dental restoration

Imperfections in the smile can make many patients self-conscious. Whether it's a crooked tooth or a broken one, these small aesthetic issues can greatly affect an otherwise perfect smile. Patients who want to deal with these problem teeth can learn about the benefits provided by porcelain veneers.

Dental practices such as Gentle Dental Putney offer porcelain veneers to help patients make cosmetic improvements to their smiles. The teeth are covered with thin porcelain pieces that are fabricated to blend in with the existing natural teeth while disguising problems such as cracks, chips, discoloration, gaps, and misalignment. Veneers are bonded over the natural tooth and provide drastic improvement.

Patients must first have their teeth prepared for the placement of a porcelain veneer. This may require the removal of some of the tooth enamel. By doing this, the dentist can ensure that the adhesives bond tightly and the veneer does not add thickness to the teeth.

Once the teeth are prepared, the dentist makes an impression of them and the surrounding area. This is digitized with a CEREC machine, which is an in-office device used to fabricate porcelain restorations such as veneers, dental crowns, and bridges. The veneers are made in the practice with this machine in less than 20 minutes, allowing same-day restorations. Not many practices offer this service, and the team at Gentle Dental Putney is one of the few area dental offices that can provide CEREC restorations.

The restorations are bonded over the patient's teeth using specialized, long-lasting adhesives made for the placement of veneers, crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays. This is very strong glue that is made to withstand everyday chewing and biting pressures. After the bonding has dried, the patient is able to go about their day with a brand new smile!

If you live in the Putney Hills area and are considering the benefits of porcelain veneers to make over your smile, contact Gentle Dental Putney today! We are one of the few practices in the area that provides same-day restorations and the experienced, quality staff that offers comprehensive family dental care.
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