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The veneers are made from a strong and very durable ceramic (porcelain) that a dental technician builds up to match the shape and colour requirements of the patient. The veneers are very thin, cover the front surface of the tooth to cover any flaws and blemishes.
We use porcelain as it is a hard wearing and a non-porous material. A shade can be created to match the surrounding teeth or improve the overall colour of teeth. Porcelain veneers are often used in cosmetic situations where the front teeth are heavily broken down and/or filled.
The porcelain veneers not only improve the physical look of the teeth, but can also improve the strength of the teeth. The ceramic used is bonded to the underlying tooth structure. The bonding is literally super-gluing the ceramic to the tooth and the glue forms a medium between tooth and ceramic which adds strength both to the teeth but also to the porcelain veneer.
In preparation, a very thin amount of tooth structure is removed. Impressions are then taken, which are sent to a professional lab technician to make the porcelain veneer. At the second appointment, the veneer is tried in and, if perfect in shade and fit, it is bonded to the tooth surface. Porcelain Veneers enables the dentist to reshape, rebuild, straighten and modify teeth, without the need for orthodontics. If well maintained, they will last for many years.