Porcelain Veneers Watertown MA
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that are cemented directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. With the advent of modern new generation dental bonding materials, porcelain veneers are becoming a second choice for cosmetic dentistry. They are only suitable for patients with severely worn, broken down or decayed teeth.
What are the benefits of veneers?
Veneers are a wonderful option for teeth which have deteriorated due to decay, numerous fillings or abrasion. As long as there is a small “stump” of sound tooth structure remaining, a veneer can be fabricated and cemented, replacing the entire tooth beautifully.
What are the downsides of veneers?
On healthy virgin teeth, porcelain veneers are a questionable option. Before placing the veneer, the entire front surface of the tooth must be stripped of enamel to a depth of 1-1.5 mm. The tooth is forever compromised. Bleaching or direct veneers are much better for options for healthy virgin teeth, click on the links to be directed to those pages for full explanations.
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