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Porcelain veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry in which a shell or layer of tooth-colored porcelain is bonded to the surface of a tooth to correct worn tooth enamel, uneven tooth alignment or spacing, discoloration, and chips or cracks.
Although dental veneers fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry because they create bright, white smiles with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth, they also protect the surface of damaged teeth and may eliminate the need for more extensive treatments. Other benefits of veneers include an improved smile appearance, and the need for minimal removal of tooth structure compared to crowns.
Your dentist may advise you against certain uses or dietary tendencies and may recommend you wear a protective appliance while sleeping, especially if you are a bruxer, someone who clenches or grinds their teeth.
Call Smile Brighton at (810) 227-6567 to learn more about your porcelain veneer options.