What are Porcelain Veneers?

Innovations in cosmetic dentistry have made it possible for many issues to be corrected with minimally invasive procedures. One of these procedures, and one of the most versatile, is the use of porcelain veneers. Dr. Lindsey Marshall provides porcelain veneers to treat a variety of issues for her cosmetic dentistry patients in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. How Veneers Work Unlike dental crowns, porcelain veneers do not involve extensively reshaping the tooth. Thin, delicate shells of custom-tinted porcelain, veneers only require a very thin layer of enamel to be removed from the tooth surface. The veneers are then fixed into place with a special adhesive. This adhesive helps the porcelain bond to the tooth surface, providing a strong, durable new surface for your tooth. Porcelain veneers are typically placed in two visits. On your first visit, Dr. Lindsey prepares the teeth and places temporary veneers. Dr. Marshall then takes molds of your teeth and sends them to the dental lab for customization. During your second visit, Dr. Marshall will place the custom porcelain veneers on your teeth. Why Porcelain Veneers? In addition to ease of placement and overall versatility, porcelain veneers can also give you a more natural look than many other cosmetic dentistry options. The porcelain used to make veneers is naturally translucent, much like your natural tooth enamel. This gives your teeth a luster that makes them difficult to distinguish from teeth that do not have porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can treat a number of problems, including cracks, chips, severe discoloration and even slight misalignment. To find out if porcelain veneers are right for you, please contact Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area cosmetic dentist Dr. Lindsey Marshall for additional information or to schedule a consultation.

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