Many patients who are about to visit their family dentist have asked the question, what is a dental veneer? What is a dental veneer can he defined as a dental porcelain laminate or a porcelain veneer that is wafer thin and will cover the front surface of a tooth. These custom-made veneers are colored the same as your other teeth. In many cases, these dental veneers will improve your dental appearance.
Dental veneers are attached to the front of the tooth which can change the color, size, shape, or length. A dental veneer can be produced from either a resin composition material or from porcelain. The porcelain dental veneers are preferred because they have been proven resistant to stains better than their companion resin veneers. A porcelain dental veneer will also better reflect the light that a natural tooth does.
One of the advantages of a resin veneer is that they are thinner and therefore the dentist can remove less of your tooth service before he places the veneer. For a better understanding of which veneer is better for your teeth you will need to discuss the choices available with your local family dentist.
Many patients choose dental veneers because they fix a variety of problems. If you have teeth that are discolored because of various stains or root canal treatments a dental veneer can fix this problem. Dental veneers are also used for teeth that have excessive wear, teeth that are chipped or broken, and for teeth that have irregular shapes.
What is a dental veneer and the procedures required to have a dental veneer placed on your existing teeth is best explained by your family dentist. You should note that a dental veneer replacement usually requires at least three trips to your dentist. One trip will be for the initial consultation and then to additional trips to apply the veneers.