Porcelain veneers, sometimes referred to as laminates, are wafer-thin porcelain shells that are directly bonded to the front surface of a tooth to correct a number of cosmetic flaws. Today’s materials and techniques are so advanced that it’s virtually impossible to discern a tooth with a veneer from the rest of your teeth. Veneers are custom crafted and tinted to perfectly match your natural teeth.
Veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. They are a quick and affordable method for correcting a wide array of cosmetic flaws and also provide protection. Some of the most common flaws veneers are used to correct include:
Not at all. Usually, the process entails three visits to Dr. Hussein Dhayni’s office. He administers a local anesthetic to numb the area before preparing your tooth. Next, he removes about a half of a millimeter of enamel from your tooth’s surface, which is the same thickness that the porcelain veneer will add to your tooth. While everyone is different, properly installed porcelain veneers can last between 10-15 years.
Veneers are an excellent option for remedying a wide range of aesthetic dental flaw. They look absolutely natural and can greatly enhance your smile without pain or invasive surgery. Unlike other restorative dental options, veneers require minimal tampering with your natural tooth. Only the slightest amount of enamel is removed ensure the veneer fits perfectly. Treatment is also pain-free, requiring minimal recovery time. Another perk: Porcelain veneers are stain resistant. This helps keep them white and bright, even for patients who drink coffee, tea or red wine.
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