My Fixed Bridge Makes My Life Easier

When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.

How Does It Work To Get Dental Veneers?

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Have you been looking for a way to correct some cosmetic problems with your teeth, and you want to learn more about dental veneers? It will help to know more about the process of getting veneers 

The Consultation

Everything starts with the consultation, which is when you'll meet with a dentist to assess the problems that you are hoping to address with dental veneers. They'll examine your teeth, explain how the dental veneers will be used, and give you an estimated cost for the procedure. You can then take this information home with you and take your time to decide if you want to move forward.

The Preparation

Some work needs to be done to prepare your teeth for dental veneers since it is one procedure that happens in a single day. The dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the surface of your teeth that matches the depth of the veneers. This not only gives your teeth a rough surface for the veneers to stick to but prevents the veneers from sticking out past your gums. An impression will then be made of your teeth to create the custom veneers.

The Temporary Veneers 

You'll be given temporary veneers to protect the surface of your teeth while the permanent veneers are being created. The temporary veneers are not going to be as durable as the final veneers since the temporary veneers are made out of resin and not porcelain. However, they'll get the job done until you can return to the dentist at a later date for the next step.

The Fitting And Bonding

The dentist will remove the temporary veneers from your teeth so that the final veneers can be attached. Your dentist will make sure that the color properly matches the other teeth in your mouth and ensure the fit is right. They'll then move forward with bonding the veneers to your teeth with dental cement. The cement is activated using a light that hardens the cement quickly.

Any necessary adjustments will then be made to the veneers so that they look very natural. It is completely normal at this part of the process to reshape or trim parts of the veneers and is not a sign that the veneers were made incorrectly.

The Follow-Up

You'll schedule a return visit to your dentist to follow up about the veneer treatment. They'll make sure that the veneers are working properly, not shifting, and properly adhering to your teeth. For more information, contact a cosmetic dentist near you.


16 March 2023