Dental veneers, commonly referred to as laminates, are fine shells fabricated using high quality porcelain that cover visible imperfections of the teeth to give them a flawless look. Veneering is one of the most popular treatments in cosmetic dentistry today.
Porcelain laminates can effectively cover and conceal dental flaws such as:
– Uneven margins
– Chipped edges
– Signs of wear (abrasion, erosion or attrition)
– Permanent staining or discoloration
– Old fillings
– Cracks or minor fractures
– Gaps between teeth
– Shape and size discrepancies
The procedure involves carefully reducing the exposed crown to allow for better adhesion of the veneers. Once the teeth have been prepared, an impression is taken to record the fine details of the teeth. Using these records, thin shells of porcelain are fabricated in the dental laboratory. These veneers are then cemented on to the facial/anterior surfaces of the teeth using a strong dental cement.
It is important to note that veneers merely cover and conceal dental imperfection, and do not necessarily correct them. The procedure is meant entirely for aesthetic purposes. One of the greatest benefits however, is the fact that veneering can, in a single sitting transform a flawed smile into an enviable one.
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