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Dr. Mark Venincasa
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Porcelain Veneers (Overview)

Veneers are thin shells that are custom made out of tooth-colored material and placed over your teeth. There are two types of veneers: porcelain veneers and composite resin veneers. Porcelain veneers are made in a laboratory and then placed on your teeth. A veneer placed on top of your teeth can easily and greatly improve an imperfect smile.


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How does one get porcelain veneers?

How does one get porcelain veneers?

Cosmetic Dentist: Porcelain veneers are precision made pieces of thin porcelain that are bonded to the fronts of one or more teeth. A small amount of contouring on the front of the teeth is usually necessary to allow the veneers to be placed. An impression is taken of the prepared teeth and sent to a dental lab where the veneers are made. After wearing temporary veneers for a time, the new ones are bonded in place. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Venincasa
272 doctors shared insights

Porcelain Veneers (Overview)

Veneers are thin shells that are custom made out of tooth-colored material and placed over your teeth. There are two types of veneers: porcelain veneers and composite resin veneers. Porcelain veneers are made in a laboratory and then placed on your teeth. A veneer placed on top of your teeth can easily and greatly improve an imperfect smile.


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For how long do porcelain veneers last?

At least 10-15 years: If diagnosed and done properly under optimal conditions, they should last at least 10-15 years. A great long term investment for an enhanced smile! ...Read more

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Can porcelain veneers hold up to impact?

Yes: Once bonded to teeth, veneers are very strong and are able to withstand normal chewing forces. However, being made of porcelain and very similar to enamel, biting down on anything hard enough to break a tooth can break a veneer. Grinding your teeth will damage your teeth and can damage veneers. A night guard can protect veneers during sleep, and a sports guard can protect during contact sports. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers: First became popular in the late 1980's when cosmetic dentistry started to become a little bit more popular. After dentist preps the teeth, lab creates a veneer that fits over the tooth remaining to give you the appearance of beautiful and natural teeth. If created properly veneers can have little or no affect on the way a person eats, speaks, or lives. Not everyone is a candidate for veneers.. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of porcelain veneers?

Esthetics: Primarily esthetics, however depending on your situation, function and hygiene may also be included. ...Read more

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Are porcelain veneers or crowns better to get?

Are porcelain veneers or crowns better to get?

It depends.: Porcelain veneers are used more often for aesthetic reasons, which is to improve the appearance, shape, color, size or position of a tooth. A full crown is used primarily in cases of lack of structure and strength in a tooth. They can also be very aesthetic as in the case of front crowns. Every case is different and your dentist can advise you of your options. ...Read more

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How do porcelain veneers and lava veneers differ?

How do porcelain veneers and lava veneers differ?

A Name Brand: Porcelain is to lava as Aspirin is to bayer (aspirin). It is a specific brand of porcelain (with a specific chemistry using zirconia vs feldspathic porcelain) used to create lifelike veneers, crowns and bridgework. This picture is a lava restoration. ...Read more

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Do porcelain veneers make it more difficult to chew food?

Do porcelain veneers make it more difficult to chew food?

Avoid hard food: Porcelain veneers are very durable, however, they are not as strong as your natural teeth. Avoid chewing on hard food and objects like pens, ice, and even your nails. Hard items can cause your veneers to chip. Porcelain veneers are extremely durable, but you need to take care of them. ...Read more

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Could you give me some information about porcelain veneers?

Could you give me some information about porcelain veneers?

Briefly...: Veneers can improve a smile by whitening, reshaping, and re-aligning the visible part of the tooth. They require diligence in fabrication and delivery and they require proper maintenance in order to last. After consideration of orthodontics, veneers are a wonderful option when needed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: porcelain veneers?

Veneers: Veneers are thin shells that are custom made out of tooth-colored material and placed over your teeth. There are two types of veneers: porcelain veneers and composite resin veneers. Porcelain veneers are made in a laboratory and then placed on your teeth. A veneer placed on top of your teeth can easily and greatly improve an imperfect smile. ...Read more

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Veneer (Definition)

Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size or length and resulting in an improved appearance. They can be made from porcelain or ...Read more