Cosmetic Dentistry Q&A
What are veneers?
Veneers are very thin sheets of durable porcelain material that adhere to the surfaces of your teeth, correcting the appearance of deep staining and discoloration, cracks and pits, chips and uneven or worn surfaces, closing unattractive gaps and helping teeth look more uniform and attractive. Application usually takes two visits – one to prepare the tooth surface for the veneer application and make an impression (mold) that will be used to create the veneer, and the second visit to apply the veneer to the tooth surface. Veneers can be custom tinted to match your natural teeth.
What are inlays and onlays?
Inlays and onlays are restorations that can be used to replace sections of back teeth that have become decayed or damaged. They're used in areas where a filling isn't adequate to achieve a strong repair, but when there is enough remaining tooth material that a crown is not necessary. Inlays lie within the points of the teeth on the top surface only, while onlays are larger and can correct larger areas of damage.
How are inlays and onlays applied?
Inlays and onlays require two appointments for placement. During the first visit, any old filling material will be removed and an impression of the tooth will be made. The impression will be used to create an inlay or onlay that fits precisely on your tooth. You may be given a temporary filling to protect the area until the next visit. At the second visit, the area of the tooth is carefully cleaned and the inlay or onlay is cemented in place and shaped for a comfortable fit. Both inlays and onlays can be tinted to match your surrounding teeth for a look that can't be detected by anyone but your dentist.
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