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What are Porcelain Veneers?

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If you desire whiter teeth and a better smile, a porcelain veneer may be for you.  Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic pieces that are placed on the front and top surfaces of your teeth.

Porcelain veneers are a great way to improve your smile!  They are simple and easy to install, easy to take care of, and they can be used to not only whiten your teeth and make your smile brighter but they can also fill in tiny gaps and spaces in your teeth you may have now!  Stained teeth are a thing of the past when you have veneers placed!

More importantly, veneers look just like your natural teeth!  They wear well, and you do not need to worry about drinking that cup of coffee each morning.  Porcelain veneers are very resistant to staining, and will stay bright and white for a long period of time.  Most dentists will tell you that a porcelain veneer can last for over a decade.

Porcelain veneers are easy to place and put on your teeth.  Your dentist will take some measurements, and perhaps an x-ray or imaging study of the teeth you would like to place a veneer on.  The imaging and x-rays are done to help ensure that you have no underlying decay that should be treated prior to putting the veneer on.  Then, your dentist may take a small impression of your tooth, to help create the veneer.  The final step involves placing the veneer.  Veneers are placed with durable bonding materials that will ensure that it will stay in place for long periods of time.

If you are interested in a whiter, brighter, straighter smile, contact your dentist today to ask about porcelain veneers!

Posted on behalf of Greencastle Dental


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