It is often asked in dentistry, what are dental veneers. And the answer is- A wafer-thin translucent ceramic shell placed over a tooth and applied with special glue is known as a veneer. Dental veneers made of ceramic or porcelain veneers are mainly used on the front teeth.
Dental veneers are used to rectify to minor chipping of the teeth due to accidents. Porcelain veneers are also used to rectify simple tooth misalignments, tooth gaps, unsatisfactory tooth coloration and local discoloration. Dental veneers are used to give an optimized look to visible tooth surfaces and tooth colour is individually corrected.
There are various steps involved in the application of porcelain veneers, the first of them being the “wax-up” step. In this a thread is inserted to protect the gums in the diamond grinder sanding process. Next a very thin layer is removed from the enamel to ensure an aesthetically pleasant and long lasting result. At the end of the tooth impression preparation, a bite registration is made and a provisional plastic veneer is refined and temporarily attached to the patient’s teeth.
Post the selection of colour the actual veneers are manufactured. The actual veneers are careful affixed using top quality gluing substances, only after the complete removal of blood, saliva etc from the surface of the tooth.
The video would take you through the step-by-step process of manufacturing and affixing of dental veneers.