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What is a Veneer?

Dental Veneers: What is it?

Dental veneers, sometimes called porcelain veneers, are thin, tooth-colored material that is applied to cover the front surface of the tooth. Dental veneer is used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of the person’s smile.

How are they used?

There are common uses for dental veneers. These include the following:

  • teeth that are discolored
  • teeth that are worn down
  • teeth that are chipped
  • teeth that are irregularly shaped
  • teeth with gaps in between them

How Long Do They Last?

Veneers can last somewhere between 7 to 15 years. Veneers should be replaced, especially if there are damages to the tooth as it is irreversible.

Advantages to Dental Veneers

Dental veneers look very much like natural teeth. Gum tissue tolerates veneer better than other forms of material. Porcelain veneer is not likely to get any stains from foods.

Of course, there are some disadvantages to veneers. It’s irreversible and if you’re looking to whiten your teeth, the color on the veneer will not change.

 

John Powers DMD – Greenbelt Dentist

John Powers DMD provides great cosmetic care for patients to ensure you go home with a beautiful smile. Visit our website or contact us to make an appointment with us (https://johnpowersdmd.com).

 

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John Powers

John Powers, DMD is a family dentist with a practice located in Greensbelt, MD. Dr. Powers is dedicated to serving the community with the best dental services for patients located in Prince George's County and beyond.

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