Porcelain Laminate Veneers
Porcelain veneers (also referred to as dental laminates), are thin shells made out of dental ceramic that are bonded onto the front side of teeth. Porcelain laminates are routinely used as a way of making changes for teeth that are discolored, worn, chipped, malformed, have spaces between them or are slightly misaligned.
Although porcelain is inherently brittle and is easily fractured if dropped or flexed, when it's firmly bonded to a sturdy substructure (its tooth) it's supported in a manner that avoids these weaknesses. (Forces directed to it are passed onto and withstood by the strong, rigid tooth structure underneath.) The hard, ceramic (glass-like) nature of a veneer creates a very durable surface. (It's impervious to the compounds it is exposed to and resists wear well.)
Placing veneers is a relatively conservative process. - As compared to placing dental crowns, much less tooth trimming is required. The way they handle light is similar to natural teeth. - When taken advantage of, this property can result in laminates that give an exceedingly life-like appearance. And one unsurpassed by any other type of dental restoration. Additionally, due to their ceramic surface, they offer superior stain resistance.
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