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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