How are porcelain veneers made?
Porcelain veneers can make your smile perfect. Here is how it works. We do a smile evaluation of your mouth and determine the right shape and color. On the first visit we prepare the teeth. A very small 1 mm layer of tooth is removed. This makes room for the veneer. A temporary is made. This is often nicer than the original teeth. Jerusalem dentist, Dr. Ari Greenspan can give you beautiful teeth.
On the second visit, we try them in and get your ok. A special composite cement is used and you go home a happy patient.
What’s the difference between dental bonding and porcelain veneers
Dental bonding is a tooth colored (composite) resin material that is light activated and done in one visit . Porcelain veneers can mask dark stains better with the more durable porcelain material. They are very thin veneers of porcelain that are bonded to your teeth. This procedure takes two visits in our practice. Porcelain veneers, also called porcelain laminates, are stronger than dental bondings and less prone to staining.
Types of Fillings
Where silver (amalgam) and gold were all that were used in the past for fillings in back teeth, today tooth-colored porcelain or composite are used. You can even give your teeth a “face lift” by removing your old metal fillings and replacing them with “invisible” ones.
More information and frequently asked questions about: Porcelain Veneers
I have a space between my two front teeth. How can it be closed ?
There are several ways in which this can be corrected: Dental bonding (one visit); will improve discoloration and shape of teeth. Porcelain veneers (two visits)allow us to perfect your smile. Orthodontics; requires multiple visits and cannot correct color or shape of teeth.
My smile is crooked, what can I do about it?
Although orthodontics is the ideal way for children and young adults to correct this condition, sometimes an alternative using restorative treatment with dental bonding, porcelain veneers or full crowns can make a pleasing result. As an adult, dental bonding or porcelain veneers can achieve aesthetically correct results in two visits or less.
My crown in the front doesn’t match my teeth — it looks fake. What can be done ?
A skilled aesthetic dentist will not only match the color and contour of the adjacent teeth, but your smile will look just as natural as it did before getting the crown. Check for a highly skilled aesthetic dentist near you if your not happy with your existing crowns. Please visit the American Society for Dental Aesthetics.