A porcelain veneer is a thin piece of porcelain placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface. A porcelain veneer is fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement.

Advantages of Porcelain Veneers Arizona

The advantages of using a veneer to restore a tooth are many. Very good aesthetics can be obtained,with minimal tooth preparation (i.e. drilling). Normally a reduction of around 0.5 mm is required for a porcelain veneer on a labial tooth surface. It can be very difficult to match the shade of an individual veneer to the remaining teeth, hence the tendency to place several veneers.

Veneers may be used cosmetically to resurface teeth such as to make them appear more straight and possess a more esthetically pleasing alignment. This may be a quick way to improve the appearance of malposed teeth without need to use orthodontics. However, the amount of malposition of teeth may be such that veneers alone may not be enough to correct the aesthetic imbalance. Instead, orthodontics would need to be used, or orthodontics combined with veneers.

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