Ceramic veneers A ceramic veneer is a thin shell that is custom-made to fit on the front surface of your tooth. Ceramic veneers have some benefits. For example, they: are strong and long-lasting have a natural-looking surface Steps to placing a ceramic veneer 1. To prepare the tooth, your dentist usually removes a small amount of enamel from the front and sides of your tooth. This makes room for the veneers so that your teeth look natural. 2 Your dentist takes an impression to make a mold of the prepared tooth. It is also possible to use an intraoral scanner to make a 3D computer model instead of using a mold. Your dentist will also work with you to decide on the veneer shade that will look best for your smile. 3. The impression or 3D model is sent to a dental lab that custom-makes the veneer to fit your tooth. This may take several days or your dentist may have a lab that can make and deliver the veneer on the same day. If it will take more than one day to create your veneer, your dentist may give you a temporary veneer to wear until your ceramic veneer is ready. 4. When the veneer is ready, your dentist will place it on your tooth to check its fit and shape. After any adjustments, your teeth are cleaned and the veneer is bonded to the tooth. 5. Your dentist may need to make minor adjustments to your bite at a later appointment. Before and after ceramic veneer placement. Before and after composite resin veneer placement. Composite resin veneers A composite resin veneer is made from a tooth- colored filling material that is bonded to the tooth. Composite resin veneers have some benefits. For example, they: may require less tooth enamel to be removed than for a ceramic veneer may mean fewer visits to the dentist sometimes a composite resin veneer can take just one visit are easier to fix if they get damaged composite veneers are generally not as stain-resistant or wear-resistant as ceramic veneers, but they can be repaired easily and quickly Steps to place a composite resin veneer: 1. Your dentist will prepare or reshape your tooth, then carefully bond and sculpt the composite material. Your dentist will work with you to decide on the veneer shade that will look best for your smile. 2. A special light is used to harden the composite resin and bond it to your tooth. 3. Finally, the veneer is smoothed and polished to look like your natural tooth. What you g The toot the rem You You dec Ven if yo a de may A ve com re-b As with expectat dentist. for keepi After Ven Avo on h It m of y doe plac the Kee and You or a Wea do a injur Use have so t both you Images © Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Images © Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Tooth Whitening for a Brighter Smile Make whitening choices accessible and easy to understand with this handy brochure. Gives an overview of whitening toothpastes, home-use whitening and in- office whitening Explains the merits of each as well as possible side effects Touches on the limitations of whitening and states that there is such a thing as too much whitening W285 6 panels, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! DAB026 Dental Veneers: Improve Your Smile For patients considering veneers, this brochure explains everything they need to know beforehand. Describes the different types of veneers using before-and-after images Walks patients through the steps for placing each type of veneer Includes aftercare instructions for long-lasting results W28820 6 panels, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! DAB028 Now that your patients can get out and about again, help them show their best smiles! PATIENT EDUCATION CANCER PREVENTION | COSMETIC ORDER ONLINE: ADACATALOG.ORG 67
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