Dental problems that can be fixed by dental veneers

2011 September 12
by Asha Sood

Dental veneers are sometimes also called dental porcelain laminates or porcelain veneers. They are custom-made, wafer-thin shells that are tooth-coloured and designed to cover a tooth’s front surface. Dental veneers are bonded to the front of the particular tooth, changing its shape, colour, length or size and improving the overall appearance.

Dental veneers can be made from resin composite materials or porcelain. Porcelain dental veneers are much more effective in resisting stains than resin dental veneers and better mimic teeth’s properties of reflecting light. Resin dental veneers are much thinner than porcelain dental veneers and hence require the removal of less of the front surface of the tooth before placement. However, it is always best to take the advice of your cosmetic dentist to decide the best dental veneer material for you.

Dental veneers can fix the following dental problems:

• Teeth which are discoloured
• Teeth that are broken or chipped
• Teeth that have been worn down
• Teeth that are uneven, misaligned or irregularly shaped
• Teeth that have space between them

Dental veneers do not require any special care after they have been bonded to your teeth but you do need to treat them well if you want them to last. You must also continue to practice good oral hygiene and brush and floss your teeth as you normally do.

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