Why More People Are Choosing to don Dental Porcelain
Most of us are aware that the first impressions last. While they aren’t always permanent, they stick around for quite some time. The first thing people will zero on is the face. This why perfect smiles are an important commodity in today’s world and that also explains the popularity of the dental veneer.
Alas, not all of us are blessed with straight and white teeth. Therefore, not everyone has a stellar smile. Luckily, dental veneers were created to help even out the playing field. With the new CEREC technology and specialists like Dr. Hauser, people can enjoy brighter smiles in one dental visit.
Dr. Hauser’s 2,000 patients voted him the best dentist in Riverside County. Find out why by making an appointment online today or call (951) 244-9495.
The Humble Roots of Dental Porcelain Veneers
The first ever veneers where created to alter the appearance of actors for a movie. However, by 1937, Charles Pincus, the creator, made them available to the general public. However, they didn’t stay in place because the etching solution was not available until 1939. Please note that these ancient veneers were made of acrylic.
CEREC Dental Porcelain: The Evolution of Veneers
Before CEREC technology came along, porcelain veneers were custom made in dental laboratories. Therefore, a person who wanted a brighter and whiter smile would have to wait for At least 5 to 7 days for their veneers. The temporary veneers were one-piece acrylic installations that resembled dental bridges.
Acrylic does not look like natural teeth, making the installation look out of place and quite obvious, especially when anterior or front teeth are involved. Thus, many refer to this 5 to 7 day period as “the week of shame”.
While some dentists still offer traditional customized veneers, Dr. Hauser only offers CEREC. As a dental professional, it is his aim to offer cosmetic dental solutions that are safe, fast and aesthetically pleasing, which is the reason he only uses CEREC veneers on his patients.
The CEREC Dental Veneer Process
The tooth has to be slightly reduced to make room for the veneer. Please keep in mind that a conservative technique is used, as Dr. Hauser would like to remove just enough to keep the veneer in place. The area is cleaned and dried to remove any debris.
A device is used to take digital pictures of the tooth. The dentist uses the images to create the veneer on a computer screen. Once he is done, the veneer is fabricated by the machine. This will take less than 20 minutes for the in-house laboratory to make one tooth after all the computer data is placed by Dr. Hauser.
Once the veneer is ready, an etching solution is applied to the tooth. This is done to improve the adhesion of the porcelain to the tooth surface. A thin layer of adhesive solution is applied to the tooth before the veneer is put in place. As soon as the excess adhesive is removed, you’re ready to show off your brighter smile!
CEREC technology takes away the annoying wait for permanent veneers. That way, patients who live a busy lifestyle do not have to wait for more than a few minutes for each veneer. The Sirona tooth blocks are also available in different shades, making it easy for Dr. Hauser to pick a shade that suits the natural dentition of each patient.
Dr. Hauser has been in practice for more than 20 years. He has used CEREC technology for over 10 years and is considered a specialist by most of his peers. If you would like a brighter smile instantly, join the CEREC dental veneer movement!
To find out more about dental porcelain and other services offered, please talk with one of our patient coordinators during business hours at (951) 244-9495 or schedule an appointment on the form below anytime.