What are Porcelain Veneers?

What are Porcelain Veneers?

What are porcelain veneers? This is a question many patients will ask when they are being told about their cosmetic dentistry options. Numerous imperfections can occur on your teeth over the course of a lifetime, and there are many ways to improve the aesthetics of your smile so that you will be proud to show off those pearly whites in public. Every treatment has its pros and cons, so you will need to speak with an expert in porcelain veneers to see if veneers are the best solution for you.

Veneers are very thin shells of porcelain that are bonded directly to the front of your teeth. In order to fit properly, a small amount of enamel will need to be removed so that the veneers do not bulge past the other teeth. The amount removed is usually no more than 0.5mm, but it is enough to make veneers a permanent restoration. Veneers are often made out of porcelain because it is a non-porous substance, so stains will not adhere to the surface. And the material can be customized to match the natural color of your teeth.

But what are porcelain veneers used for? They are routinely used to cover up chips, cracks, stains, gaps, and misalignments in a smile. They are also used in instances of worn enamel and irregularly shaped teeth. Veneers generally require about two visits to the dentist. For the first appointment, your teeth will be altered and impressions will be taken. Your veneers will be designed in a lab, and at the second appointment, your permanent veneers are put into place.

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