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Porcelain Veneers

In general dentistry, a veneer is a thin layer of porcelain material applied to a damaged or chipped tooth. Veneers protect the surface of the tooth from further damage and enhance the aesthetic appearance of the smile. Fain Dental Arts of North Miami: Sylvan Fain DDS-veneers is an excellent resource for this. Veneers are used on either single teeth or on all the teeth in a set so that each tooth gets a beautiful new look. Depending on the patient’s desires, a veneers treatment may be performed to repair a single tooth, to cover up a discolored tooth, or even to repair an open gap between two teeth. Whatever the reason for the veneers, the end result will be a beautiful, symmetrical smile that enhances the patient’s face.

One of the most common types of veneers is the porcelain laminates, which are thin veneers made from a composite of porcelain and resin materials. The porcelain veneers are translucent and have a very realistic look and feel. There are also metal veneers, which mimic the look of real teeth, but they are made of titanium or silver-plated materials. Another common type of veneer is the composite veneers, which are made from composites of acrylics, glass, or both. These veneers are also transparent and realistic, but they are typically lighter than the other types of veneers available.

In addition to porcelain, composite, and gold-colored veneers are available, and some of these are even more decorative than the traditional porcelain laminates. For example, there are silver, platinum, and yellow-green porcelain veneers available, which can be custom colored to match a patients natural tooth color. Composite veneers are also available in various styles and colors. Some composite veneers, such as the blue composite veneer, resemble real enamel. Even more decorative composite veneers are available with textured, patterned, or light-colored surfaces, and some even include clear lenses.