Some people are born with natural, beautiful, white, straight teeth. For others the same look can be achieved using porcelain veneers.
The teeth are slightly shaped and then porcelain veneers are made, which can alter their colour, shape and position of your teeth.
What is a veneer?
Porcelain laminates, also known as porcelain veneers, are thin shells of porcelain which exactly fit over the front surfaces of the teeth.
The veneers have the unique ability to completely mask unattractive stains while letting light through to appear entirely real. Like fake fingernails, they are fixed with an adhesive to the front surfaces of teeth.
What are the advantages?
Porcelain veneers solve the same types of problems as bonding - chips, gaps, stains, discolorations, and crooked teeth; however the veneers have the additional advantage of strength and support. Veneers are relatively maintenance-free and are much more durable than bonding.
If very dark stains need to be masked or if existing porcelain crowns need to be matched, porcelain veneers may be the treatment of choice
How is A veneer made?
Porcelain veneers require two dental visits because of the laboratory work involved. The tooth is minimally shaped to create space for the veneer. Typically there are 7 days between appointments, although special arrangements can be made for a shorter waiting time.
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