Hello, and welcome to our Harris Dental 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?”
Porcelain Veneers Give Your Teeth a Makeover
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 generally used to correct teeth that have been chipped, stained, decayed, or that are slightly crooked.
Veneers are Custom Made for Your Teeth
Veneers are not one-size-fits-all. Like a porcelain crown, each veneer is custom-made for your tooth. To design your veneer, your dentist will first make a model of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to fabricate the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit.
Since a minuscule layer of the enamel on the tooth has to be removed so the veneer can be attached, this dental service is usually irreversible.
Harris Dental Cosmetic Dentistry
Harris Dental offers all the care you need to obtain a stunningly beautiful smile. Ask us about gum contouring, smile redesigns, teeth whitening, and invisible braces.
Dental Implants Replace the Whole Tooth
Perhaps you have an extracted tooth. The gold standard in tooth replacement is no longer a dental bridge. A replaces both the root and crown of the missing tooth. It doesn’t require grinding down adjacent teeth to attach a dental bridge.
This is the Year for a Stunning New Smile
If you are looking for a dentist with expertise in creating beautiful smiles, give Harris Dental a call. Dr. Harris has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry since 1979. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your dental needs and goals.