Hello, and welcome to our Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry cosmetic dentistry blog. Today we are taking the time to answer a common question that many dental patients have. The question is, “What exactly are veneers and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?”
Veneers are thin shells made from durable, translucent porcelain or composite resin. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth. Unlike a dental crown which covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, a veneer covers just the front part of the tooth. They are frequently used to correct teeth that have been chipped, stained, decayed, or that are slightly crooked.
If you visit your dentist for veneers, he or she will first make a model of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to create the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit.
Since a small portion of the enamel on the tooth has to be removed so the veneer can be placed, this process is usually irreversible.
I hope that this blog entry has helped you to understand a little more about veneers and how they can help you to improve your smile. Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers all the services you need to create your very best smile. Ask us about gum contouring, smile transformations, teeth whitening, dental implants, and invisible braces.
If you are looking for a dentist with skill creating beautiful porcelain veneers, give Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry a call. My name is Dr. Stephen Ratcliff and I have been practicing dentistry since 1990.
Please call 817-200-7323 and a member of our warm and friendly staff can schedule an appointment for you and answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry.
The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/v/veneers.aspx, accessed on September 4, 2013
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