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FAQ veneer


What are porcelain veneers?
 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.

What can veneer be used for?
 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.

How much tooth structure is removed to place the veneers?  
A thin 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 appearing.

How 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.

How 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 result possible.


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