Many things can be done to fix teeth that are discolored, chipped, or misaligned. One of the most popular options is to use something called porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are extremely thin strips of porcelain that are bonded to the front of the teeth to improve their appearance. Once the porcelain is bonded to the teeth the porcelain becomes strong and resistant to things such as stains and chipping.
In order to place the porcelain veneers on the teeth, your dentist will first examine your teeth to determine the size and shape to make the veneer. This process is a key step in making your new smile. The veneers have to be fitted perfectly. Then a thin piece of enamel will be removed from your teeth to fit the veneer. After that, a temporary veneer is placed on the tooth while the permanent porcelain veneer is being made at an independent dental laboratory. The final step is that the permanent porcelain veneers are placed on the teeth and the transformation of your new smile is complete.
Before Porcelain Application
After Porcelain Application
Porcelain veneers are a great way to create a new smile, because the thin layer of porcelain resembles the enamel of a tooth almost exactly. These veneers are a great option, because there are so many problems with your teeth that they can fix. Porcelain veneers can fix minor things such as the color of your teeth as well as any cracks or chips in your teeth. These veneers are one of the best options to fix your smile, because their durability is extremely strong. They also have a long life span. Not only do the porcelain veneers last, but they stay as attractive as the first day they were put in. This option may be one of the pricier options for your smile, but they do not need to be changed as often as some of the more inexpensive treatments.
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