Treatment: Poecelain Veneer: 2 visits
Length of Stay (In Phuket): At least 1 week (up to no. of Veneers)
Remark: This is the estimation without Root Canal Treatment and Gum desease.
Pre Operative Assessment
- You will be asked to prepare the digital X-Ray film to send to us for our dentist’s first consideration.
- The photos of your teeth (with your smile or your teeth) will be asked to send to us in association with digtal X-Ray film.
Procedure information and technique
Porcelain veneers, alternatively termed dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates, are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are bonded onto the front side of teeth so to create a cosmetic improvement for a tooth. Porcelain veneers are routinely used by dentists as a way to make cosmetic changes for teeth that are discolored, worn, chipped, or misaligned.
Porcelain veneer technique is an offshoot of the basic science of cosmetic dental bonding. Porcelain veneer technique utilizes the bonding capability of these materials to securely attach a thin shell of porcelain (the porcelain veneer) to a tooth. Although porcelain is inherently brittle, when it is firmly bonded to a sturdy substructure (a tooth) it becomes very strong and durable.
The advantages of porcelain veneers over other types of cosmetic dental bonding procedures
Porcelain veneers create a very life-like tooth appearance
When light strikes the surface of a veneered tooth it can penetrate on into the veneer’s porcelain, just like it does with dental enamel. Once it has traversed the full thickness of the porcelain the light will reflect off the opaque cement and tooth dentin that lies underneath the veneer, and then on back out of the tooth. This translucency effect of the porcelain creates a lustrous appearance for the tooth that very closely resembles the appearance of enamel.
Porcelain veneers resist staining
As a group, cosmetic dental bonding materials have the shortcoming of being susceptible to staining and discoloring. This is especially true when they are used in conjunction with individuals whose consumption habits include the use of tea, coffee, red wine, and tobacco products.
A significant advantage of placing porcelain veneers as opposed to cosmetic dental bonding is that a porcelain veneer’s surface is just that, porcelain. Since porcelain is a ceramic, and therefore glass-like, a veneer’s porcelain surface will be extremely stain resistant.
After Veneer Treatment
- Practice good oral home care
- Avoid exposing your porcelain veneers to excessive forces
- Avoid clenching and grinding your teeth
- Minimize staining influences
Please note: this should be used only as a guide to your treatment. All specifics will be disscussed with your dentist at the consultation.