Hello, and welcome to the blog of Destination Dentistry in Custer SD. In this post we are taking the time to answer a common question that many dental patients have. The question is, “What exactly are porcelain veneers and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?”
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 part of the tooth. They are usually 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 a model 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 very thin layer of the tooth enamel is removed to affix the veneer, the procedure is usually irreversible.
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