Durathin Veneers are ultra-thin porcelain pieces that bond securely without invasive tooth etching. The procedure begins by taking impressions, X-rays and photographs. Next, molds are made that are personalized to the needs of the patient’s Durathin Veneers. The specifications are sent to the Durathin Veneer laboratory and, in the meantime, temporary veneers are placed on the tooth's surface. The veneers are usually available in 3-4 weeks and are bonded to the tooth surface using dental resin.

Ideal candidates are healthy individuals suffering from misshaped or misaligned teeth. Durathin Veneers are also an ideal treatment to close irregular gaps between teeth and to mask discolored, stained or worn out teeth. Patients suffering from gum disease or unhealthy oral tissues are not good candidates.

The typical cost ranges from $800-$3000. Factors that can influence the final cost include fees charged by the doctor or the facility, the doctor's level of expertise and the geographic location of the procedure.

There is typically minimal irritation and discomfort experienced by the patient. Patients are advised to maintain proper oral hygiene and avoid eating sticky or hard foods. It is also recommended that patients wear a protective appliance while sleeping. If all instructions are followed diligently, the veneers can last for a period of 15-20 years.

Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges

submitted on   Tue Jan, 26, 2016 by Kevin Brown, DDS     
A dental bridge uses a fixed prosthetic device to address missing teeth. The device is called a dental bridge because it bridges a gap between one or more missing teeth. The process uses the adjacent teeth to support the bridge/artificial teeth located in-between the natural teeth. The...