Brittle by itself but strong when attached to your teeth

by | Nov 14, 2011 | Uncategorized

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Cosmetic dentistry is the popular way to help patients improve appearance of their smile and troublesome areas on the dental surface. One such technique utilized in dentistry is the application of porcelain veneers, which helps in masking discoloration, gaps and cracks in the teeth.

They are thin layers of porcelain that are bonded onto the front of the teeth. And while these wafer thin slices of porcelain are normally very frail and brittle, their attachment to a hard surface such as a tooth makes them especially durable and long lasting.

They are used to cover over and fill in gaps between the teeth, mask chips and cracks and cover spots of discoloration caused by stains, chemicals (such as fluoride) or physical injury. The placement of these glasslike porcelain veneers over some of the problem areas listed above creates an instant change to the smile as the teeth appear straighter, brighter, whiter and more appropriately spaced than earlier.

Porcelain Veneers, also referred to as dental veneers or porcelain laminates, are wafer thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of teeth to create a cosmetic improvement and sometimes a bite improvement. Porcelain veneers have successfully improved smiles since they were invented by making dark teeth look lighter and looking healthier. They can make yellow teeth permanently white and gray tetracycline stained teeth look much more natural. Porcelain veneers can make crooked teeth look straight in a few days. Patients can look and feel more confident, more professional and have a wonderfully natural looking smile.

One does not need to have their natural teeth ground down, as porcelain veneers can be totally non invasive without requiring injections.

Teeth that are sensitive can be made much less sensitive, or even worn down teeth that make you look old can be changed to appear healthy with the help of Porcelain Veneers.

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