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4 months ago, Dr. Jerry had his front 6 teeth done with “No prep” veneers by one of his associates. These veneers unfortunately were already chipping, cracking and de-bonding. Dr. Jerry had a list of complaints with them:
We reviewed with him that the “No Prep Veneer” is a very limited use restoration because of the typical issues he was experiencing. We advised Dr. Jerry that he would get a better result if we used a different type of porcelain restoration, changed the underlying adhesive resin, prepared his front 6 teeth with a more traditional preparation and included his 4 premolars with a thin chamfer edge preparation design.
2 appointments later he got the smile he wanted and was very happy!
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See what Dr. Jeff Ceyhan can do for you!
Patients who want to change the shape, length, or colour of their teeth should consider porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are made up of a thin layer of porcelain that is custom-made in a dental laboratory and bonded to the surface of your teeth (much like an artificial nail). One advantage of this restoration is that the tooth is prepared minimally thereby allowing you to keep the majority of your natural tooth structure. Porcelain veneers have been dubbed “instant orthodontics” due to their ability to correct the appearance of misaligned teeth without the use of braces. It is also a reliable way to brighten and even out the colour of your teeth.
The average lifespan of porcelain veneers is 7-10 years, with adequate home care and regular dental visits being the most important factors.
Your prosthodontist or dentist can tell you if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers.
Crowns are hollow restorations that slide over the top of a tooth and cover the tooth on all 5 sides (top, front, back and sides). They are used when a tooth is broken, chipped, cracked, heavily filled or has a very large cavity (hole in it). Crowns can be made of metal(gold), porcelain, zirconia or acrylic. Your prosthodontist or dentist will recommend which crown material is best for you. Veneers are basically half a crown and they are glued onto the front of a tooth as a thin facing (like an artificial nail is glued on). Veneers are used to subtly change the shape and colour of teeth. As thinner, more delicate restorations than crowns, veneers are usually recommended for the front teeth only. They are very kind to the tooth because you don’t have to grind a tooth down to glue a veneer on. Veneers can be made in a dental lab out of porcelain or built-up chair side with filling material by your prosthodontist or dentist.