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Dental veneers are relatively new to mainstream cosmetic dentistry, but for years we’ve seen the rich and famous transform their smiles using this procedure. What are veneers? Also known as porcelain veneers or porcelain laminates, a veneer is a thin covering that is placed over the tooth giving it a straight, bright and beautiful appearance.
Veneers can also be created from a resin composite, but most cosmetic dentists prefer porcelain because it is less porous, thus more stain resistant, and it gives a more natural tooth-colored appearance. However, resin composite veneers require less of the tooth’s enamel be stripped away before application – though they are still permanent.
What types of dental conditions to veneers correct? There are many, ranging from discoloration of the teeth to broken, chipped or damaged teeth. Some other conditions porcelain veneers improve include:
As with most cosmetic dental procedures, veneers carry their own advantages and disadvantages; although, disadvantages are few and most patients consider them inconsequential when compared to the benefits veneers offer.
Here are just a few of the advantages of porcelain veneers:
Likely the biggest disadvantage to veneers is the fact that the procedure is permanent. Because the natural tooth has to be adjusted and some of the enamel removed, they are not in any condition to function without the protective porcelain veneer covering.
A few other disadvantages include:
If you’re unsatisfied with your smile and desire a permanent solution, porcelain veneers provide an excellent option.
Call Creative Dentistry of Atlanta today at 404.883.3287.
Dunwoody Rd. Suite 460
Atlanta, GA 30342