Biomimetic Porcelain Veneers: Minimally Invasive for Maximum Beauty
Biomimetic Porcelain veneers are considered one of the most versatile and popular cosmetic dentistry treatments for their ability to correct a host of dental complaints at one time. By bonding incredibly thin pieces of porcelain to the front of the tooth’s surface in order to change the color, shape, and translucency of a patient’s natural teeth, the end result is a stain-resistant, cohesive, pleasing appearance.
While porcelain veneers are more than capable of transforming a smile, there are a few different methods for applying the veneers that makes all the difference in the health of your teeth and the longevity of your new smile. You will discover that biomimetic porcelain veneers offer the best cosmetic dentistry solution and minimal interference with oral health.
Comparing Traditional Veneers to Biomimetic Porcelain Veneers
In the traditional porcelain veneer treatment, a significant portion of each tooth’s enamel must be removed in order for the veneer to fit properly on the tooth. The biomimetic porcelain veneer treatment, however, is designed to be as minimally invasive as possible so that the strength of your natural teeth is not compromised.
The biomimetic porcelain veneer treatment allows the dentist to remove as little as one-quarter millimeter of tooth enamel. The traditional veneer treatment may require the removal of all the facial enamel on a tooth. What difference does it make what happens to the tooth underneath if the veneer will be hiding it anyway? It matters quite a bit. The loss of facial enamel causes a tooth to lose rigidity, making it more flexible. While greater flexibility may sound desirable in some situations, when it comes to veneers, you want the teeth underneath the porcelain to be as strong as possible and receptive to the veneer. A too-flexible tooth could result in bonding that does not last or fails completely. And once tooth enamel is gone, it cannot be retrieved.
In biomimetic dentistry, the goal is to correct oral health problems and create beautiful smiles without jeopardizing the stability and appearance of a patient’s teeth.
Biomimetic Porcelain Veneers Repair Multiple Cosmetic Problems
Teeth work hard every day, biting, chewing, and helping us speak. Some people even give their teeth additional – unwise – jobs by opening up packages with their mouth, chomping on ice, or constantly chewing on a pen or pencil. Any of these habits could result in a cracked tooth. Having a strong love for coffee or cola all day long can lead to deeply stained teeth. And being involved in an accident, fall, or getting a sports injury could chip a tooth. There are many factors that could lead a person to needing or wanting biomimetic porcelain veneers, including:
- Chipped teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Tooth stains
- Tooth discoloration
- Crooked teeth
- Oddly shaped teeth
- Short teeth
- Antibiotic stains
- Worn teeth
- Discolored fillings
Damaged or imperfect teeth are not uncommon, but it isn’t necessary to damage them even further by having them altered with traditional invasive cosmetic dentistry. The new standard in tooth restoration is to conserve as much of the original tooth as possible by using biomimetic porcelain veneers, which provide patients with a stunning, straight, white smile that is strong, long-lasting, and looks natural.
The Application of Biomimetic Porcelain Veneers
The biomimetic porcelain veneer process typically requires two to three visits to the dentist to complete the entire procedure. The first visit will involve diagnosis of your concerns, a discussion with your dentist about whether biomimetic porcelain veneers are the best option, and then planning the treatment.
The second visit will involve preparation of the teeth. The teeth will be lightly buffed to allow for the small added thickness of the veneer. Many people actually rejoice in the additional “bulk” on their teeth, especially people of a certain age who may be losing collagen in their lips and are happy to naturally regain a bit of lip plumpness, a pleasing side effect of veneers. At this time, an impression of the patient’s teeth is taken in order to provide the dental lab technician with an accurate mold that serves as the basis for forming the customized veneers.
During the third and final visit to the dentist, the veneers will temporarily be put in place to check for sizing, positioning, and coloration. This is when further adjustments are made to make the veneers look as natural as possible. Once the patient and dentist are both satisfied with the size, shape, shade, and overall appearance of the veneers, the biomimetic porcelain veneers are permanently bonded in place. A natural look is achieved, while your original teeth remain a strong foundation under the veneers.
Moorestown Dental Professionals: Your Biomimetic Porcelain Veneer Experts
Dr. Ahmed Esmail and Dr. Donna Rush-Esmail are graduates of The Alleman Center for Biomimetic Dentistry and are one of the few dental practices in the nation to offer this science-based dentistry to their patients. There are only 195 biomimetic dentists in the United States, and Drs. Esmail and Rush-Esmail are the only two dentists qualified in biomimetics in New Jersey.
Call (856) 234-4474 for your free private consultation or to schedule an appointment.