Veneer Dentistry – What You Need to Know

Veneer Dentistry

Veneer Dentistry are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. They are a minimally invasive treatment option for correcting misaligned, misshapen or stained teeth and can provide a symmetrical, beautiful smile. Veneers are also known as dental laminates and can be used to correct a single tooth or multiple teeth. They are very durable and resist stains.

The first visit involves the tooth preparation (numbing). During this visit, about half a millimeter of the front surface of your teeth are removed to make room for the veneers. An impression is then taken of the teeth so that your dentist can create a laboratory-fabricated veneer that fits correctly and matches your teeth in both size and color. The veneers are then bonded to the teeth at a final appointment, which typically takes one to two hours. After assessing the fit, shape and color of the veneers, a dentist may smooth any rough patches on the teeth.

Veneer Dentistry: Crafting Your Perfect Smile

It is important to note that unlike other cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening or dental crowns, most insurance providers do not cover the cost of veneers. This is because they are considered elective, rather than a necessary procedure for maintaining good oral health. However, many dental practices offer payment plans or financing options to help patients manage the costs of treatments like veneers.

What is a Fake Tooth Implant?

If you are missing a single tooth, there is an excellent option that looks and feels more natural than flippers or traditional dentures. The fake tooth implant is a titanium post that your dentist surgically inserts into your jawbone, where it will fuse with the bone (a process called osseointegration). Once the titanium post is securely attached to your bone, the surgeon will add an abutment, which connects the implant to the crown—your artificial tooth.

What are fake teeth implants called?

The surgery for a Fake tooth implant is typically done with local anesthesia, but you should expect some discomfort in the area of the extraction and the insertion of the implant. You may also experience swelling of your gums or face, bruising, and some bleeding. The time it takes for the bone to heal after this procedure varies by person. Depending on your health status, you might need to have a bone graft done before the surgeon can add the implant.

You should care for your fake tooth implant just as you would your own natural teeth, brushing and flossing them daily. You should also visit the dentist for regular cleanings and check-ups. If you do this, your implant should last a lifetime. However, if you do not care for your implant properly, it could become damaged and need to be replaced. If this occurs, call the dentist immediately. They will give you specific instructions on how to treat the implant and what to do if it becomes infected or does not feel right.