October 4, 2011

What Are Veneers?


    Dental veneers are an excellent cosmetic remedy for a variety of dental conditions that affect the appearance of the front teeth.  Veneers are durable and color-stable and in many cases, the perfect way to restore the natural function and beauty of your teeth, so you can smile with confidence.

    Veneers are also known as laminates or facings.  They can be made with plastic-like material called composite, or they can be made with porcelain.  Porcelain veneers produce the most beautiful result, are stronger than composite veneers, and do not stain like composite veneers.

    Veneers are a thin, semi-translucent “shell” that is custom made to fit precisely over an existing tooth.  They are bonded to the enamel surface of teeth so that the back of the veneer adheres to the front of the tooth.

    Though veneers aren’t suitable for every patient, they are a cosmetic alternative for a variety of dental conditions affecting the front teeth.  Veneers are used to close spaces between teeth, restore broken or chipped teeth, cover unsightly stained or washed-out fillings, whiten permanently stained or discolored teeth and correct uneven or crooked teeth.

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4 comments:

  1. Veneers are those beautiful, bright facades you get during a cosmetic dentistry procedure that placed on the outer enamel of a tooth. Usually, the person choosing to get veneers wants more than one tooth done. The teeth most often chosen by people are the front bridge, the four to six main teeth on the upper row. Depending on the size and shape of the teeth, the patient may be choosing the teeth for a stronger, straighter smile or for other reasons. These dental devices are very thin shells which cover problematic teeth in order to enhance their appearance. Other names for these items are porcelain laminates or porcelain veneers. The tooth coverings are made with a material very similar in appearance to enamel. They are designed to blend in with a person’s natural smile yet make the teeth appear different shapes, sizes or hues.

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  2. Porcelain Veneers are artistically designed custom thin porcelain layers that are bonded on to teeth to create straight, healthy looking teeth without the use of orthodontics. It is usually a 2 visit procedure. During the first visit the dentist removes a small amount of the enamel & takes an impression, which is sent to our highly qualified technicians who design the Custom Veneers. It usually takes 7-10 days for the Veneers to be back. During this period the patient wears temporary Veneers that are custom crafted by the dentist.
    Our office also specializes in the Revolutionary No shots, No drills and Painless Lumineers. Call our office to find out if you are a candidate for this revolutionary procedure for enhancing your smile.

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  3. Veneers are thin, semi-translucent “shells” typically attached to your front teeth. Veneers are customized from porcelain material and permanently bonded to your teeth. Veneers are a great alternative to otherwise painful dental procedures to improve the appearance of your smile.
    Common problems that veneers are used for:

    Spaces between the teeth
    Broken or chipped teeth
    Unsightly, stained or discolored teeth
    Permanently stained or discolored teeth
    Crooked or misshapen teeth

    Veneers are a great aesthetic solution to your smile that may even help you avoid orthodontic treatment. Subtle changes to your smile can be achieved with veneers, and in most cases, veneer application is completed in only two office visit

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  4. Porcelain veneers can be the perfect way to create a smile is natural looking and that will last. The porcelain which is a ceramic with many features similar to glass gives your smile a look that is bright, smooth and that looks like natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are specially designed for each patient so that the fit is perfect for your teeth. They are thin shells of porcelain ceramic that covers the front of the teeth. The process is usually considered irreversible because the natural enamel on your teeth is removed so that the porcelain veneers can take its place.Dentists that use porcelain veneers are considered cosmetic dentists. It is important to find a cosmetic dentist that has spent additional hours training in the skills and techniques required for creating a perfect smile using cosmetic dentistry procedures like porcelain veneers.


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