In this post from the Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH, we are taking the time to answer a question that many dental patients have: “What exactly are porcelain veneers, and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?”
Veneers are thin shells made from durable, translucent porcelain or composite resin. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth. Unlike a dental crown which covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, a veneer covers just the front part of the tooth. They are ordinarily used to correct teeth that have been chipped, stained, decayed, or that are slightly crooked.
When you are fitted for veneers, we first make a model of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to make the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit. Since a tiny layer of the enamel on the tooth has to be removed so the veneer can be affixed, this is usually irreversible.
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