Porcelain Veneers is one of the most aesthetic means of creating a more pleasing and beautiful smile. It is one of the most trusted cosmetic procedure that can enhance your teeth in just one or two appointments. They are also considered to be the most natural looking option to conceal imperfections on your teeth. The procedure of porcelain veneers in the Philippines does not differ that much to the ones being done outside the country.
Aside from dental tourism, having porcelain veneers done here in the Philippines allows you to somehow be saved from the costs.
Whether you are interested in getting porcelain veneers or you have it already and want to know more about the process, in this article, we will be explaining to you the procedure or process for porcelain veneers.
1. Consultation and Treatment Planning
In every first step of any procedure, consulting your doctor is the number one thing you are going to do. This also involves YOU explaining to your dentist the result that you want to achieve. Your dentist will examine your teeth during the appointment to see if dental veneers are appropriate for you. Then, they will discuss the procedure. Your dentist may also take X-rays and possibly make impressions of your mouth and teeth.
Your dentist will remove about 0.5 millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface in preparation for your veneer. This 0.5 millimeter is nearly equal to the thickness of the veneer that will be added to the tooth surface. Don’t worry about the pain since your dentist will be applying a local anesthetic to numb the area before trimming off the enamel.
Next, your doctor will make an impression of your teeth. The model will be sent out to a dental laboratory which will construct your veneer. It usually takes 2-4 weeks for your dentist to receive your veneers from the laboratory.
3. Placing the Veneer
Your dentist will temporarily place your veneers on your teeth to examine if it’s fit and will check the color before he/she permanently cements it to your teeth. They might do this a couple of times to achieve the proper fit. Your teeth will then be prepared to receive the veneer by cleaning, polishing, and etching. A special cement is applied to the veneer and the veneer will be placed on your teeth. Your dentist will then apply a special light beam to quicken the drying process of the cement.
The final steps involve removing any excess cement, evaluating your bite, and making any final adjustments on the veneers when needed. Your dentist might ask you to come back in two weeks for a follow up in order to know how your gums are responding to your veneers.
Simple, easy, and time-efficient! In just a few visits, you can finally achieve pearly white, healthy looking, and shiny teeth!