A veneer improves the look and function of a tooth by covering the visible, front surface with a custom-made, tooth-colored porcelain overlay. The dentist can apply a porcelain veneer in a single office visit. With proper care and optimal oral hygiene, a veneer can last about five to 10 years.
A veneer is often used for a tooth which is:
It can also be used to fill the gaps between teeth which are otherwise healthy.
After a thorough exam of the patient’s teeth, gums, and bone structure, the dentist will go over treatment options with each patient and answer any questions. If dental veneers are a good choice, the dentist will:
Both cosmetic bonding and veneers have their advantages. Cosmetic bonding options are traditionally performed in one dental appointment and are less costly. However, the resins are not a resilient as the porcelain used in veneers. This makes cosmetic bonding more vulnerable to damage. Patients frequently chose veneers because they are very natural-looking and durable. To determine what is best for you, contact the office. The dentist will go over the options with you as well as the benefits of each form of treatment and together you will decide which option is the right one for your unique needs.
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