porcelain veneer requires a longer treatment time. At the first
appointment, your teeth are prepared and an impression is made of them.
Temporary veneers are made out of plastic and placed on your teeth.
They are used to protect your teeth while the real porcelain veneer is
being fabricated. You can also use them to evaluate the look and
feel of your teeth so that any changes you desire can be incorporated
into your real veneers.
At the second appointment, Dr. Jarvis removes the
temporary veneers and bonds the porcelain veneer to your teeth.
Once the dental veneers are cemented, color alteration is no longer
possible. Dental cement is applied between the dental veneers and
Although they are thin, a porcelain veneer is much
stronger than the composite veneer, so the risk of fracture as compared
with composite veneers is much less. However, if a fracture does
occur, repairing it is more difficult and may result in the veneer
having to be remade.
In general, the porcelain veneer can be used in a
greater variety of situations with a higher level of predictability.
Since they are made outside the mouth, the shape and color can be easier
to control, thus enhancing the final result.
Once teeth have been veneered, they will require
periodic treatment and regular visits to Parker M Jarvis DDS & Associates Inc. The result is a
beautiful and long lasting smile you will love.
Please call Parker M Jarvis DDS & Associates Inc at (614) 882-5208 with any questions or concerns