Home Ask The Dentist Medicaid Polls Procedure Descriptions FAQ's Consultants Schools Directories Research


 

Dental Health Library Article

Porcelain Veneer Bonding - The Procedure


Why Dental Veneers Fail
Bad Veneer Pictures
Participate in a Failure Poll

1. There are different types of restorations that we use to reconstruct a dentition.
The types of restorations we use depend upon various factors, which can be determined after a comprehensive examination. Ideally, we prefer to use bonded porcelain veneers, onlays and crowns. We prefer to use the bonded porcelain because it has the ultimate optical properties, displaying depth of color and opalescence. It looks the most natural.

2. Comprehensive Examination and Full Mouth Series of x-rays
The first requirement that we have is to perform a comprehensive oral exam with a complete x-ray series. We need to determine the overall dental health status and make sure there are no underlying dental infirmities that will preclude us from proceeding with a cosmetic makeover. If there are problems, we need to deal with them first.

3. Diagnostic/Digital Photographic Imaging
Diagnostic photos are taken and sent out for imaging. The photos are digitally manipulated, based upon patient input, so that the patient may have an idea of what to expect. However, one must realize that an imaged photo is only 2-dimensional and is a graphic artist's interpretation of your future smile. The diagnostic photo also is sent to the lab, where the ceramist is able visually see what the patient sees. It also enables the ceramist to identify with a person rather than a stone model. In order to get a more realistic idea of how one's teeth will look or to correct the crowding, a diagnostic wax-up is made.

4. Diagnostic Wax-up
To do a diagnostic wax-up, impressions are made of the teeth, which are in turn used to make stone model replicas of the teeth. The stone model of the teeth are shaped and then built back up in a white wax to simulate the reconstruction in porcelain. The wax-up serves as a road map or blueprint. It tells us where we are and shows us how to get where we want to go. It helps us determine how much tooth structure needs to be shaped to get the desired result.

The diagnostic wax-up also allows us to fabricate temporary veneers and crowns for the patient to wear while the ceramist fabricates their new teeth. With the temporaries in place, the patient is able to visualize how they will look.

Additionally, it is at this time that we can confirm the length and shape. If the patient is pleased with the length and shape, an impression is taken of the temporary veneers and an index is made so that the ceramist can more accurately create what the patient is seeing. In other words, the more information we give the ceramist, the more accurate the outcome.

5. Smile Design
Once all the diagnostic work is done, a date is set for the preparation of the teeth. Impressions are taken of the prepared teeth and in as little as two weeks you have a Dazzling new smile.

Editorial Staff





Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape


[Home]   [Ask The Dentist]   [FAQ's]   [Polls]   [Consultants]   [Directories]   [Articles]  
Contact the Editor
Technical Treatment Protocol Diagnosis Error Assessment
Free No Cost Dentist Advice
Featured in
Part of the Dental Network
Dental Procedure Descriptions in Dentistry
Instant Orthodontics The Procedure
All rights reserved - 1999-2016
Google
Powered by DentMedHost
webmaster@dental--health.com
Dental Pros and Cons


Videos
Free Dentistry
Bad Teeth Gums Gallery
Best Dentist???
Medication Chart
What Is FAGD - MAGD?
Bridgework
Veneer Procedure
What Causes Veneer Failure
Cracked Fractures
Wisdom Tooth
Extraction Surgery

State of the Art Implants
Denture Partials cause Bone Loss
All On 4
Pediatric Phobia's
GTR - Guided Tissue Regeneration
Childrens Dental Disease
Orthodontic Migraines
Loose Shifting Teeth
LANAP PerioLase Gum Treatment
Orthognathic Alternative
CPAP Stop Snoring
Sedation Types
EKG Pulse Monitor
Gag Reflex
Holistic TMJ
Sjogrens Syndrome
Xerostomia - Dry Mouth
Bad Breath Causes
Meth Mouth
Tooth Enamel Issues
Loose Teeth Bonding Fix
Loose Crowns
Denture Relining
Amalgam Mercury Issues
Bargain Dentures
Gingivitis Contagious?
Periodontal Surgery
Photo Gallery

Implant Failures
Root Canal Pain
Broken RCT Files
Implant Socket Grafts
Black - Brown Gums
Pink Gingiva Laser
Denture Hygiene Whitening
Immediate Dentures
Oral Surgery
Tooth Extractions

RCT - Root Canals
Unnecessary Extraction
Gummy Orthodontics
Crown Facts
Avoiding Failures
SimPlant
Surgery Guides
Teeth In An Hour

3-D Imaging
Osseointegration
Headache Pain
RF Thermoneurolosis
Depression TMJ
Gum Disease
Gums - Bone Grafting
Gold Crowns
Diastema Tooth Gaps
Jawbone Density
TMJ Pain?
Occlusal Physics
Whitening Myths
Sealants
Occlusion Splints
Receding Gums
Implants Explained
One Day Implant
Mini Implants
Dental Boards


Doctor Resources

Dental Schools
Equipment
Labs