A veneer is a thin shield of porcelain that is used to cover the front surface of the tooth. They are designed as a permanent way to change or enhance the look of stained, chipped, broken, or undesired teeth. A minimum of two appointments is often necessary to complete the procedure.

Caring for Your Veneers

Although veneers are designed to allow you to function normally, you may want to use caution when biting into hard foods or chewing pens, nails etc. as they may chip or fracture the veneer. Also, try to avoid using your teeth to open difficult items, as this may also lead to breakage.

Occasionally you may have foods and beverages like red wine, tomato sauce, grape juice, and tea or coffee. Keep in mind that the porcelain material can pick up stain from deeper pigmented foods and beverages and unlike our natural teeth, they cannot be whitened with tooth whitening gels.


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