About Porcelain Veneers:

Porcelain veneer placement is a form of cosmetic dentistry and is aimed at improving the look of an otherwise flawed smile. Veneers are translucent ceramic shells that are fabricated using porcelain and bonded on to the front surfaces of the teeth for ideal aesthetics. These ‘shells’, when placed onto the teeth, conceal a number of dental imperfections and look 100% natural. Durable, dental grade porcelain is the choice of material for these veneers because some of its properties match those of natural dental enamel. The procedure is non-invasive, requires minimal preparation of the original teeth and offers a complete smile makeover.

Indications of Porcelain Veneers:

The team of dentists at Dr. 7 Dental offer professional consultation to all patients who wish to get veneers. Consultation is an important part of the procedure as there are certain cases or dental imperfections that cannot be corrected or concealed using porcelain veneers alone. Porcelain veneers can effectively fix:

  • Teeth staining or discoloration
  • Minor tooth fractures or chipping
  • Teeth with diastemas, or gaps between your teeth
  • Teeth having irregular shape or size
  • Teeth affected by wear (abrasion, attrition or erosion)
The dentists also determine whether or not veneers are suitable for a patient based on the factors including:

  • Overall periodontal health (gum disease)
  • Oral hygiene maintenance regime
  • Realistic expectations of the outcome of the treatment
  • Adequate enamel present prior to tooth preparation
  • Favorable bite

The procedure:

  • After the consultation, the patient is usually required to have a scale and clean in order to remove any calculus or food debris lodged between the teeth as this can affect the bonding of the veneers.
  • Once ideal tooth preparation has been achieved, an impression of the teeth is taken which is then sent to the laboratory for veneer fabrication. The fabrication of the porcelain veneers may take about two weeks, during which the dentist may give the patient a set of temporary veneers.
  • When the porcelain veneers are ready, the dentist conducts a trial to check whether the shape, size and fit of the veneers is ideal.
  • The teeth are then etched, and the veneers are bonded onto the surface using specialized dental cement.

If you are thinking about getting porcelain veneers, contact our expert team at Dr7 Dental Centre. We will organize an initial consultation to determine if veneers are right for you!