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Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are very thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to Improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.

Dental veneers are made from porcelain or resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right color to improve a single discolored tooth or to lighten the front teeth. Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy.

Porcelain laminate veneers consist of a compilation of several thin ceramic layers which replace original tooth enamel. To apply a veneer, a very small amount of the original tooth enamel must be removed, usually less than a millimeter. This is essential as it creates room for the porcelain veneer to fit within the mouth and most accurately restore natural tooth function while creating an even better appearance than the original tooth.

Since veneers are individually sculpted for each patient, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth. Unlike natural teeth, custom-made veneers resist coffee and tea stains, and cigarette smoke because they are made of high-tech materials.

With veneers—as opposed to crowns—your natural teeth remain largely intact with only a minimal amount being altered to fit the veneer. For teeth that resist whitening, veneers can make even the darkest teeth appear bright white.,

Veneers are routinely used to fix:

  • Teeth that are discolored -- either because of root canal treatment, stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes; or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth.
  • Teeth that are worn down.
  • Teeth that are chipped or broken.
  • Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (for example, have craters or bulges in them)
  • Teeth with gaps between them (to close the space between these teeth).

Advantages of Veneers:

  • Natural look.
  • Resistant to staining.
  • Customized individual smile.
  • Restore the confidence.
  • Improve the structure and appearance of the tooth.
  • Enhancing the overall appearance by masking imperfections.
  • Even teeth that are slightly uneven or misaligned can be improved with porcelain veneers.
  • Veneers are virtually undetectable.