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How Are Porcelain Veneers Bonded To Teeth?

How Are Porcelain Veneers Bonded To Teeth?

Porcelain Veneers – A Step to Good Oral Health Care

Porcelain Veneers are one of the treatments cosmetic dentists offer to make a person’s teeth look natural and change its appearance. Putting porcelain veneers will depend on the dentists assessment and recommendation, the patient’s decision to undergo with the procedure and the severity of the person’s teeth condition. There are cases where an individual does not want to wait for the time it takes to improve their teeth through orthodontics.

Other people may have very bad teeth that would be impossible to fix by any other dental method. It’s always best to go to a highly trained and licensed dentist for this procedure because porcelain veneers are not considered a reversible form of treatment. It will take a highly skilled and knowledgeable dental professional to do the job well and care for the veneers’ lifespan.

DSC_8914On the first visit, each tooth intended for reformation are made ready to take on the overlaying cast. This is done by filing the a small amount of the tooth’s surface or enamel usually .5mm off. To make the veneers flush with the pattern, an indent is then made which is used to construct the porcelain enclosure. The fabrication of the porcelain veneers may take up to one week. Expect some sensitivity to hot and cold between the preparation visit and the insertion visit.

The newly formed veneers are tried to fit on the second visit. The dentist will make sure the look and appearance matches the client’s specifications. Any request for any adjustments during this stage is important. Modifications will require more invasive measures once the veneers are bonded to the teeth so make sure adjustments are made before the bonding process. The laminates are placed with a light sensitive resin which is hardened by white light.

The laminates are very durable and will resist most of the forces placed upon by normal diet. It has great crushing strength but poor tensile strength. Porcelain veneers are not indestructible. Avoid any food that’s too hard or anything that will tend to twist the laminate. Good oral care should be taken to make the veneers last.

For a free smile assessment, please call Dr Vicky’s Smile Design Studio on 93852000 or visit our website at www.smiledesignstudio.com.au and see how Dr. Vicky can help you.


Dr Vicky Ho is among the leading dentists in the world in Cosmetic, implant and TMJ dentistry. She has received qualifications from around the world’s top institutions, including the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dentistry, Occlusion connections with Dr. Clayton Chan, the world’s authority in TMJ dysfunction and Gneuromuscular dentistry, as well as finishing her Masters clinician course with gIDE Implant Dentistry in Loma Linda University and UCLA in California. She strives to continually better herself every day in her skills and knowledge in a quest for constant and never ending improvement to be able to provide her patients with the best care possible with latest techniques, materials and technology.

For more information about our Cosmetic Dentistry in Mosman Park, Perth, call (08) 9468 3322 for a Free Smile Assessment.

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