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What Do Porcelain Veneers Look Like?

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A lot of patients come into the dental office wanting to find out how to enhance the appearance of their smile. Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment, because they are so effective when it comes to improving how a person’s smile looks. 

Each porcelain veneer is a thin shell of material that is designed to hug against the natural tooth surface. A close bond with conditioned enamel allows the veneer to stay in place for several years, making it as if it were part of the real tooth. 

From the front perspective, a veneer looks just like a normal tooth. It is shaped and shaded so that it creates the appearance of a whole tooth that has taken the place of the natural tooth behind it. Even though it is only a thin amount of porcelain that is actually seen, it appears as if it is a full-sized tooth. Each custom designed veneer will be adjusted to: 

  • Custom size and shape
  • Color that matches other veneers or teeth
  • Correct the appearance of crowding, broken, or crooked teeth 

Veneers were designed with the thought in mind to correct the way natural teeth look without having to complete invasive or lengthy procedures throughout the entire mouth. Instead, they are usually placed in sets of 4 or 6 across the front teeth in the mouth, instantly changing the way the overall smile looks. The simple process makes it easy for your dentist to change anything from the color and size of the teeth, to making your smile look straighter than it really is. Most veneer treatment is completed in just two visits!

Posted on behalf of Find Local Dentists 

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