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Did you know that you can improve the shape, size and colour of your teeth using Veneers?

Veneers are an affordable and easy way to correct cracks, chips and other damages to your teeth using a thin layer that is bonded to the front of your tooth, and looks and feel just like your real tooth.

Dental veneers are also known as porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates. A cosmetic dentist takes wafer-thin, custom-made shell made from porcelain or resin and attaches them to the front of the tooth. It fits like a false finger nail fits over a nail to create the natural look of teeth.

Porcelain veneers are more stain resistant than resin veneers. They also reflect light similar to natural teeth. Resin veneers are thinner so less of the natural tooth needs to be removed. The pros and cons in your situation should be discussed with your dentist.

When Should You Get Veneers?

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  • If you have teeth that are discoloured from smoking, drugs, coffee or other means veneers can be an option to get better looking teeth.
  • If your teeth are worn down, veneers can help.
  • Chipped and broken teeth can be covered up perfectly.
  • Misaligned, uneven and irregularly shaped teeth can be made to look better.
  • Gaps between teeth can be closed.

Many celebrities have veneers, so it is a popular way to make your teeth look better. However it is important to keep in mind that every mouth is different so veneers may or may not be the best option for you.

When you go to the dentist for a “smile analysis” he will do a a comprehensive analysis to make sure you are prescribed the right solution for you. It may be possible to create a diagnostic mock-up to allow you to “try on” veneers before performing the actual procedure.
Deciding that porcelain veneers will create the look you want is only one step in the process. There is much more to learn before proceeding further.