Hello, and welcome to our Staten Island Dental Care blog. In this post, we are taking the time to answer a common question that many dental patients have. The question is, “What exactly are veneers and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?”
Porcelain 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. They are commonly used to correct teeth that have been chipped, stained, decayed, or that are slightly crooked.
If you visit your dentist for veneers, he or she will first make an impression of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to fabricate the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit.
Since a minuscule layer of the enamel on the tooth has to be removed so the veneer can be placed, this is usually irreversible.
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