Porcelain veneers are also called dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates. This dental cosmetic solution is a thin custom-made ceramic shell used to fit over the front-side of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells address tooth-shape irregularities, cracks and breaks, large gaps between teeth, and stains.
Porcelain Vs Resin
Dental veneers can be made from resin composite materials or from porcelain.
- Resin – veneers made from this material are much thinner. When used for dental treatment, it requires less removal of the tooth surface.
- Porcelain – using this material, veneers better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Did you know that porcelain veneers are semi translucent? Cosmetic dental restorations look more like your natural teeth because this thin material allows some light to pass through.
Charles Pinkus made the first dental veneers in the 1920s. This Hollywood dentist made these cosmetic restorations to briefly change the looks of some actors and actresses for their roles. After shooting the film, the porcelain veneers can be taken out.
Porcelain Veneers Today
Today, porcelain veneers are used by many dentists for cosmetic restorations. They are permanent and durable. With proper dental care, patients can wear them for decades. And the good news is, this dental solution is no longer reserved for the famous and rich. You can have your affordable smile makeover.
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