Application Stages of Porcelain Veneers
Dental Analysis: The dentist evaluates the patient’s dental structure, examines the condition of the teeth, and determines whether they are suitable candidates for porcelain veneers.
Tooth Preparation: Minor imperfections are removed from the front surface of the relevant teeth, and the shape and size of the teeth are measured. At this stage, the dentist gently shapes the teeth to ensure proper placement of the porcelain veneers.
Determination of Tooth Color: The patient’s tooth color is measured to ensure that the porcelain veneers match the natural tooth color. The decision on color compatibility is made collaboratively between the dentist and the patient.
Temporary Restoration: During the process of preparing the porcelain veneers in the laboratory, a temporary restoration may be applied. This temporary restoration protects the teeth and maintains the aesthetic appearance.
Fabrication of Porcelain Veneers: Thin porcelain veneers are custom-made in the laboratory according to the patient’s dental structure and measurements.
Bonding of Veneers: The veneers are bonded to the teeth by preparing the tooth surface with a special acid and then using an appropriate adhesive. The veneers adhere tightly to the teeth, creating an aesthetic appearance when combined with the natural teeth.
Final Check and Adjustments: After the application is completed, the dentist checks that the veneers are properly placed and the desired outcome is achieved. Adjustments are made if necessary.
These information reflect the general process. However, the process can be different for each patient, and the stages can vary depending on the doctor’s evaluation and the patient’s needs.