Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers have garnered significant attention in the media, with headlines ranging from “Turkey Teeth” to “Head-turning Hollywood Smiles.” Let’s explore what veneers from Nuvo Dental Warwick actually are.

What are porcelain veneers?

Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that are used to cover the surface of a tooth. They serve to address various cosmetic concerns, such as uneven tooth shape, worn enamel, discolouration, and heavily filled teeth. In some cases, porcelain veneers are offered as an alternative to composite veneers, which are prone to chipping and staining.

How do veneers differ from composite bonding?

Composite bonding involves applying a tooth-coloured resin directly onto the tooth’s surface with minimal tooth removal. Veneer teeth, on the other hand, require more substantial removal of the tooth’s surface before placement.

What is the typical lifespan of porcelain veneers?

These veneers tend to be more resistant to chipping and staining compared to composite veneers. On average, these can last between 8 and 10 years before requiring replacement.

Will my teeth be excessively shaved down veneer teeth?

The media has showcased alarming pictures of poorly executed veneer preparations that involve excessive tooth removal, resulting in discomfort and potential tooth loss. While some tooth enamel needs to be gently thinned for veneer placement, it is not necessary to remove an excessive amount of tooth structure. Skilled dentists prioritise preserving tooth health and aesthetics when preparing teeth for veneers.

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