Dr Dental – Better Porcelain Veneers

02/19/24 9:39 AM

What are Dental Veneers? 

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. They are typically made of porcelain or composite resin and are bonded to the teeth to change their size, shape, color, or length. Dental veneers can be used to correct a variety of cosmetic dental issues, including chipped, stained, or misaligned teeth. They are a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure because they can dramatically improve a patient’s smile.

Advances in Dental Veneers

Dentists have used porcelain veneers as a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure for several years. To apply a veneer, the dentist has to drill away a portion of the tooth before placing it on top. However, dentists are now able to preserve more of the tooth. 

Currently, thinner porcelain used in modern veneers is just as strong as thicker versions used in the past. Thinner veneers have a few advantages over thicker ones:

  1. Getting thin veneers requires less tooth reduction, so more natural tooth structure is preserved. Thinner veneers can significantly benefit patients with thin enamel or weak teeth.
  2. Thin veneers look more natural and allow for a better fit, which helps prevent discomfort or sensitivity.
  3. Because less tooth structure is removed, getting thin veneers is often less invasive and requires less time in the dentist’s chair.

Since dental veneers fall under cosmetic dentistry procedure services, not all dental insurance plans provide coverage for veneers. If you have dental insurance, you should confirm your plan benefits if you are considering getting dental veneers.

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