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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are custom made “covers” for damaged, discolored or misshapen teeth. (Veneers can also be made from composite materials.) Porcelain veneers are made from molds and manufactured in a laboratory. They’re stronger than composite veneers and bonding, and they resist staining. Veneers were originally invented for use in Hollywood films, as a special effect! They’ve been in regular use in cosmetic dentistry for nearly 60 years, thanks to advances in bonding technologies.

Veneers are laminated onto the surface of a tooth using a special cement. Unlike a restoration, they’re not intended to mimic the tooth’s natural function. They’re primarily cosmetic and intended to improve the appearance of a tooth or group of teeth.

A dentist may use a veneer to cover a highly visible cracked, chipped, discolored or broken tooth. Veneers can also be used to support teeth that are thin or worn. They can also give a set of adjacent teeth the appearance of uniform length or disguise misshapen or crooked teeth.

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