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What is a Dental Veneer?
Written By : Wayne Sutton, DDS 
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Many people are concerned with the current condition of their teeth and it has them wondering exactly what is a dental veneer. A dental veneer is commonly referred to as a porcelain veneer which is a thin cover that is applied to the target tooth that repairs its overall look in a natural way and are recommended for their strength. It is used to improve the aesthetic appearance of an individual's smile so that they can regain their self-confidence.

Over the years, an individual's teeth may endure significant changes. For instance, teeth can become discolored from genetic or external factors, such as drinking coffee and smoking. Teeth can also suffer wear and tear such as chipping and cracking. A dental veneer can be used to fix these and other deficiencies, so that a person can have the beautiful smile that they deserve and build confidence.

When a patient consults with their dentist about their options, they will learn that having a dental veneer placed on a tooth is a relatively simple process. Unlike other procedures, a dental veneer is painless and produces faster results. Braces and other orthodontic procedures can take over a year to produce the desired alterations.

With a dental veneer, the procedure can be finished within a few weeks. The dentist will first determine which tooth or teeth are in need of a veneer and they will then remove a small portion of the existing enamel. This is done so that the veneer can sit properly on the tooth and in the mouth, as the veneer will eventually be placed on that area.

To have a dental veneer affixed, a dentist will take a mold of your mouth so that the veneer can be created. A third party will produce the veneer for the dentist to ensure that it is completely flawless. When the veneer is ready, the dentist will attach it and also to make any adjustments that are necessary. The dental veneer is held in place by a bonding agent that is activated through the use of a special light.

One of the most frequently used materials to create the covering is porcelain. A dental ceramist makes the porcelain veneers in a laboratory. Veneers made out of porcelain are recommended by more dentists as they resist stains, are more durable, and natural-looking.

Many individuals want to change the appearance of their smile, but do not know how. All too often, individuals live with unsightly, discolored or damaged teeth because they are not aware of how dramatically a dental veneer can alter their appearance. Dental veneers are an affordable way to have healthy looking teeth that will surely make any individual have the smile that they are looking for.

When considering Dental Veneers for you or a loved one, take the time to find a professional that not only has the credentials and experience, but the passion to perform exceptional work.

Dr. Wayne Sutton is one of a select group of cosmetic dentist to be recognized as an Official Dentist of the Mrs. Globe - Mrs. USA Pageants. His lifetime goal is to become one of the premier cosmetic dentists in the world by constantly critiquing his own work in an honest and analytical manner. He believes that beauty of the fine arts can be applied to aesthetics in smile design. It is to this end that he continually strives in a singular purpose. 

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