Hello, and welcome to our Blaisdell Family Dentistry cosmetic dentistry blog. Today we are taking the time to answer a common question that many dental patients have. The question is, “What exactly are 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 an impression of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to create the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit.
Since a tiny layer of the enamel on the tooth has to be removed so the veneer can be attached, this dental procedure is usually irreversible.
Blaisdell Family Dentistry offers all the care you need to achieve a stunningly beautiful smile. Ask us about gum contouring, smile transformations, teeth whitening, dental implants, and invisible braces.
If you are looking for a dentist with the ability to create beautiful porcelain veneers, give Blaisdell Family Dentistry a call. My name is Drs. Lynn R. Blaisdell and I have been practicing dentistry since 1981.
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