Cosmetic Dentistry – Porcelain Veneers
A porcelain veneer or tooth veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front of a tooth. Dental veneers can be used to brighten discolored teeth, straighten teeth and to close gaps between front teeth.
Porcelain tooth veneers are routinely used to improve the cosmetic appearance of teeth that are worn, chipped, or askew. The ceramic material is bonded to the front of teeth to change the tooth's colour, size, and shape.
Porcelain veneers are made of wafer thin pieces of porcelain, which are bonded to the front of the tooth
Dental crowns usually encase an entire tooth whereas porcelain veneers only cover the front of a tooth.
Porcelain verneers are a quite a recent development in dentistry and are popular for several reasons the main advantages of porcelain veneers are that they look just like real teeth and they are resistant to staining, from the likes of coffee and red wine, meaning you dental veneer will remain bright and stain free throughout the years
There are also some disadvantages of porcelain veneers, as with all other cosmetic dental procedures. The veneer could break off, if you bump your teeth or bite something very hard, also the process is irreversible.
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