Chuck Palahniuk is remembered for saying; “you can only smile for so long, after that it’s just teeth”. It is certain that a smile can make or break a first impression, and a set of teeth is something all humans share. Just like any other part of our body, teeth wear out over time. The constant eating, drinking, talking, and practical use can turn those pearly whites into a call to your dentist in Tijuana office.
Because we all have teeth, it is important to know what dental veneers are. Veneers, like teeth, vary; and they are applicable in many situations making it a renowned and versatile tool in most dental practices. Veneers are porcelain or resin composite materials in the shape of wafer-thin shells. Designed to bond to the surface of the teeth, veneers are dental fixtures specifically made to improve teeth appearance. Porcelain veneers are known to better defend against stains and they also are seen as slightly better reflectors of light off of the teeth. On the other hand, resin composite veneers are slightly thinner and they also take less prep-work before application. Prep work can include tooth removal, tooth buffering, or cleaning. It is highly suggested that one talks with their dentist about veneers because each situation is very personalized when it comes to veneer application and suggestions.
So now the question: why would I need dental veneers? This is where the versatility of veneers is unveiled. Discoloration is one of the most frequent causes for a veneer to be raised into question. Veneers being applied can fix these discolorations. Teeth also tend to chip, crack, or have gaps between them. Veneers are a great solution to all of these issues.
The process for the application of veneers is usually striated from 2-3 trips to the dentist. Usually the first meeting will be a general diagnosis; answering questions such as “why would you need veneers”, and “where will they be needed and how many?”. These general diagnostic questions are followed up with x-rays, and the dentist begins to plan the impressions to be made for your teeth. The second appointment consists of preparation of bonding the veneer. After removing about ½ a millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, the dentist will make impressions of your teeth which are then sent to a laboratory specific for dentistry and orthodontics. After about 1-2 weeks the dentist will obtain the veneer impressions and the 3rd appointment can commence, which is the bonding of the veneer.
Bonding is exactly as it sounds; the tooth is cleaned, polished, and etched in order to create a rough surface; which is desirable for a stronger bond process. A special light beam is placed on the veneer once it is on the tooth, this light reacts with chemicals in the veneer cement that cause it to cure and harden rapidly. Once cooled, the veneer will be in place and the dentist may ask for a checkup to be organized in the next few weeks.
If you’re looking for Dental Veneers in Tijuana at affordable prices, call us at Tijuana Dental Studio. We are expert dentist in Tijuana, just across the border, that can help with all you dental needs, from Veneers and Root Canals, to Regular Dental Cleanings. We’re your best option for low cost dental services in Mexico.