Thanks to the wonders of the internet, we all have the world at our fingertips. We can order absolutely anything online, from anywhere, at any time! For example, you can even order dental veneers online. This route is more cost-effective than having porcelain veneers custom-made and professionally placed at your dentist’s office. Although they are less expensive, you won’t get the same high-quality, comfort, or natural-looking restoration. For optimal results, consult with your dentist about smile restoration with porcelain veneers.
Do-it-yourself porcelain veneers are not permanent are rarely made of porcelain. Rather, they function more like removable dentures that you wear throughout the day and take out at night.
When you place an order, a kit is sent out to you. This is to be used to take an impression of your teeth. Once completed, you will return the impression to the manufacturer and veneers will arrive in a few weeks. The DIY veneers may serve you well for a while, but they are no substitute for professional custom-crafted veneers placed by a dentist.
If you want authentic porcelain veneers, that will require two dentist visits. During the first appointment, your teeth and mouth will be measured to be sure the veneers are a perfect fit for your face and smile.
Next, the treated teeth will be prepared. This means the dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel to make room for the veneer. Tooth preparation ensures that restoration does not protrude.
Lastly, a teeth impression is made. This allows your dentist to make a temporary set of veneers to be placed until the permanent restorations return from the lab. This is also the impression that gets sent to the dental lab that will handcraft your custom-made porcelain veneers.
The completed restorations should be received in a couple of weeks, and then you will return to have each veneer bonded to the appropriate tooth. Minor adjustments will be made at the end of the visit. Once bonded in place, porcelain veneers will function well for many years.
You will care for your new veneers the same way you do your natural teeth. Be sure to use a non-abrasive toothpaste two or more times per day and floss daily. Pay close attention to the area where the veneers and the gums meet. It easy for plaque to gather near the gum line, leading to decay or gum disease in the tooth structure beneath the veneers.
Also, keep up with regular six-month dental checkups and cleanings. At that time your dentist will perform an oral health exam and inspect the integrity of your porcelain veneers.
The safest and most permanent way to restore the beauty of your smile is to visit your dentist for custom-made porcelain veneers, professionally placed.