are porcelain veneers?
can veneer be used for?
Veneers are made from a thin shell of
porcelain and are permanently bonded to the teeth. A thin layer of enamel is
removed from the teeth to make room for the veneers.
Veneers can be used to correct the size, shape, color and alignment of
teeth. If your smile suffers from any of these characteristics, then you may
be a candidate for porcelain veneers.
much tooth structure is removed to place the veneers?
layer, about 0.5 millimeter, is removed. the layer of tooth structure needs
to be removed in order to make room for the porcelain. This allows us to
make the teeth the proper contour without them being too bulky or unnatural
is the veneer bonded to the tooth?
New advances in bonding
technology allow us to create an extremely strong bond between your teeth
and the veneers. The teeth are first prepared with the bonding material and
a special resin cement is used as the "glue". The resin cement is
available in several different colors to give the best possible result.
many veneers are used?
This depends entirely on the desired result. If there is only one tooth that
is discolored or malformed, then a single veneer can be used. To get a more
balanced and even looking result it is recommended that several veneers (4
to 8) be done at the same time. This allows us to get the most beautiful