Teeth can take a beating

by | Dec 5, 2014 | Dental Care

As strong as they are, teeth can eventually show the wear and tear of use. It does not take much for a person to suffer a small chip on a tooth or for tiny cracks to begin appearing in the enamel. These and other things happen and there was at one time very little that could be done other than to have full caps installed which proved to be quite expensive. With new technology and techniques, it is now possible to cover these tiny flaws that have a detrimental effect on your looks and smile with veneers in Jacksonville Beach.

A veneer is a well known way to put a very attractive finish on a substrate which was less than perfect. This is often seen in the kitchen of the home, the cupboard doors and counter top are not what they appear to be, they are not solid oak or granite; they are veneers. The same concept is used when it comes to the visible front of teeth.

Dental veneers in Jacksonville Beach are extremely thin shells which are made from porcelain; they are shaped to fit over the existing front surface of a tooth. Once the veneers have been fitted, there is a significant improvement in the patient’s looks as the color and shape of the tooth is returned to perfection.

To have veneers fitted it is necessary to make a few trips to the cosmetic dentist. The first visit usually consists of consulting with the dentist on various aspects such as cost and the selection of the appropriate color, a set of impressions of the dental arches are taken at this time as well. Prior to the second appointment the dentist will have decided what surface preparation must be done in advance of the veneers. In most cases the tooth has to be shaved a little to allow for the thickness of the veneer. Once the preparatory work has been done, a further impression is made and sent to a dental lab where the veneers are custom made to fit exactly. The final trip to the dentist sees the veneers fitted to the prepared teeth.

For those people who are not good candidates for dental veneers in Jacksonville Beach, there is a process called resin bonding where the dentist can mold directly to the tooth, there is little preparation required and the process is somewhat less expensive.

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