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The process of making a veneer
The most frequent reason of why our tooth is chipped is when we are chewing on something that is harder than the dental enamel. The broken tooth has to be treated as soon as possible to prevent tooth root problems and to recover it from an aesthetic point of view.
In many cases, veneers are serving as a perfect solution to seal the broken part and avoid any infection before more serious problems may arise but we are also using them to restore the aesthetics of a highly discolored, misaligned tooth or a large gap in between the front teeth.
A veneer is a thin porcelain or ceramic shell that is attached (cemented) to the front surface of the tooth to give a natural and attractive look of the teeth.
Advantages of the porcelain veneer
Does the treatment harm the tooth?
It doesn’t harm the tooth. The dentist only removes the upper layer of the surface of the tooth under local anaesthesia. There is no need to do any intervention that might affect the tooth root or the crown.
What is a veneer good for?
When are we suggesting an other solution?
In case of worn, very crooked teeth or in case of bruxism as grinding destroys veneers within a very short period of time. In these cases we recommend the use of crowns (zirconium or porcelain) that are providing you with a more resistant, durable solution.