What is a dental veneer?
Dental veneers, made of porcelain or composite resin, are used in cosmetic dentistry to modify the shape and color of teeth. The veneer is a thin layer which may be applied using a composite, or shaped in a laboratory using either composite or porcelain, and then applied to the tooth.
The veneer may be a thin shell of porcelain that is etched and then bonded to the enamel of a tooth. Porcelain veneers are less likely to stain, and more durable than composites.
Is any of the tooth removed?
To avoid making the tooth appear too large and bulky, a small amount of the tooth must be removed to make room for the veneer.
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Why is a dental veneer used?
Dental Veneers can play a powerful part in cosmetic dentistry. In skilled hands, veneers may be used not only to improve the appearance of teeth, but even to close spaces or gaps, helping to achieve a beautiful smile.
Teeth can be shortened by wearing down. Teeth may be crooked. Gaps may be caused by gum recession. All of these situations may be addressed using veneers that bring pleasing size, shape and color.
When a tooth has been cracked or has changed color, a veneer can restore an attractive appearance. A dentist may treat several teeth to make a dramatic difference in his or her smile, with life-changing results.
What difference can dental veneers make?
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