Many patients who are considering Tijuana dentistry contact us with questions about dental veneers. In Mexico dentists have been preparing teeth for many years. Our Tijuana dental lab makes the E.max product veneers which are of the highest quality. The purpose of veneers is to cosmetically improve the appearance of the front surface of the teeth visible in a smile. They can achieve a dramatic improvement in your smile. Veneers are made of a very thin layer of porcelain and are custom made in our Tijuana dental lab.
The front surface of the tooth has to be prepared to receive a veneer, and to shape the edges of the tooth so that the veneer will seal. The main advantage of veneers is that much less of the tooth has to be removed, compared to the preparation for a crown.
It is not good dentistry for a veneer to be put on the tooth without any preparation. If the tooth has no preparation, than the veneer will not seal, and cavities will begin to form under the veneer. Also, the saliva in the mouth will eventually dissolve some of the cement, and cause the veneer to be liable to be knocked off. Certain popular brands of veneers market themselves as needing no grinding of the teeth, i.e. no tooth preparation, but those types of veneers are not going to produce good long term results.
Veneers will not work on teeth that are very crooked. However, often times crooked teeth can be straightened out and a nice cosmetic result can be achieved with full crowns. Veneers do have the weakness of being more prone to chip, crack, and can be more easily knocked off. If this is a concern, a zirconium crown would be a much better choice.
At Dental Art, our Tijuana dentists are experienced in the preparation of the teeth for veneers, and our Tijuana dental lab is one of the best in the city..
Dental Art International, your Tijuana dentist in Mexico!