What are porcelain dental veneers?

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Porcelain veneers (sometimes simply referred to as "veneers") are thin slices of porcelain that are put over the fronts of your teeth. The reasons for veneers are usually cosmetic, as they can markedly improve one's smile. Think about it - stains, chips, imperfections, gaps... these can all be improved by porcelain veneers.

When you see that "Hollywood smile", you are usually looking at Veneers.

Porcelain dental veneers are commonly referred to as porcelain laminate veneers or simply "veneers." They are custom-made porcelain wafers that the dentist places over the fronts of the teeth to enhance their appearance and repair damage. Veneers can dramatically change a person's smile and help improve their self-confidence. Veneers can be used to improve a wide variety of cosmetic dental problems. They can whiten stained or discolored teeth, close gaps between teeth, "correct" a crooked smile without the need for braces, repair chips and imperfections, and create a more attractive or youthful looking smile. See also: http://www.dentalcomfortzone.com/template.php?aid=238.

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