Porcelain Veneers are very thin shells of tooth coloured porcelain that are used to improve the appearance of chipped teeth – particularly the front teeth. The Veneer is bonded onto the natural tooth in the same way one would stick on a false nail to a finger. Veneers are resistant to staining due to age, tea, coffee, red wine and smoking.
Bonded Resin Veneers are used for changing small irregularities but is less successful than veneers in the treatment of some problems. The tooth is prepared by etching its surface with a gel. The surface of the tooth is then painted with a bonding liquid that sets when a special light is shone on it.
Bonding is generally used as a conservative temporary measure and is also a satisfactory solution to small blemishes. The tooth does not require preparation and can be done in one visit.
Victoria dentist Dr Michael Bennett applies veneers to improve the appearance of damaged or chipped teeth at Pacific Coast Dental.
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