In dentistry, a veneer is a thin layer of restorative material placed over a tooth surface, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth, or to protect a damaged tooth surface. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer, composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental laboratory, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement. In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated.
Although veneers were originally developed for a conservative treatment over traditional crowns, the advancement of dental porcelains and cements have allowed for full coverage crowns to be conservative (minimal tooth reduction) and more retentive than veneers without compromising aesthetics.
At Anderson General Dentistry, we provide porcelain veneers for patients throughout the entire Anderson, SC area. Are you a candidate for porcelain veneers? Give our office a call today
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