Dental veneers, also known as dental porcelain laminates or porcelain veneers, are thin shells of tooth-colored material used to cover the surface of your teeth and alter their appearance. This cosmetic dental treatment can be used to improve the color, size or shape of individual teeth or whole sections.
Veneers are made of either resin composite materials or porcelain. Resin veneers are thin, requiring less tooth removal to place. Porcelain veneers are thicker but resist stains and reflect light more like natural teeth. Your dentist can help you decide which of these cosmetic dental procedures are right for you.
Cosmetic dental work involving veneers is usually used to treat teeth that are discolored,
Proper dental care is an important part of maintaining healthy teeth. Dentists usually recommend that people brush their teeth twice a day, floss daily, and see their dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning. They also often suggest that patients use the newer, electric toothbrushes. Since the first nylon toothbrush fitted with a plastic handle was introduced in the late 1930′s, it has been the most widely-used toothbrush. But with the latest technology, electric toothbrushes are able to give people a deeper clean.
For some people, even the latest toothbrush and these preventative dental hygiene measures do not always prevent tooth decay, periodontal diseases, or tooth loss. For patients under the age of 35, tooth loss is often accredited to accidents, athletic trauma, or fights. For others, food choices