A veneer is a thin layer of material placed over the surface of a tooth. This is done for cosmetic purposes or to protect a damaged tooth surface.
Veneers are usually made of porcelain, but can also be made right in you mouth out of a composite. However, you will find porcelain veneers to be much more able to withstand wear, pressure, or damage and less likely to stain than veneers made of composite.
- You can have a complete make over with veneers or just restore a single tooth.
- Many people have small teeth and veneers can help close the gaps that can not be easily closed by orthodontics.
- Also, worn teeth can get a new look with veneers.
The Bad Rap
Veneers have gotten a bad rap in the past because of over use by dentists as a “quickie” method of orthodontics.
The Good News
Methods for making and applying veneers have improved over the years. Now we have better bonding agents and your veneers can last for many years. It is possible that they may have to be replaced over time, due to cracking, chipping, gum shrinking or damage.
Along with a perfect porcelain veneer, good dental care upon your part your smile will be beautiful for a long time.
Call today to see if cosmetic veneers are right for you.
Dr. Erramouspe, Rock Springs, Wyoming dentist.