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VENEERS (PORCELAIN AND COMPOSITE) A veneer is like a false fingernail, it is used to cover the tooth surface in order to mask any defects in colour, shape or size. They are not recommended as an alternative to orthodontic treatment because they only serve to mask problems and are considered to be invasive. The longevity of a veneer is around 10 years and you would need to replace them due to deterioration of the material. To place a veneer on a tooth the dentist might have to drill the tooth surface to reduce its overall thickness, however this is not necessary in every case. Special care is taken to match the colour and translucency of your other teeth for the most natural result. There are two main types of veneers, porcelain and composite. Porcelain veneers are wafer thin pieces of ceramic material that are stuck to the front side of the teeth. Their placement usually involves some amount of tooth reduction. Composite veneers are made from a resin material that is directly applied in layers to the tooth surface and then hardened with a high intensity light. A common use of a composite veneer is to correct chipping, however persistent tooth chipping may be because of a bad bite, in which case you should have orthodontic treatment. WHAT ABOUT ADVANCED OR COSMETIC DENTISTRY? 1 CONSULTATION AND ASSESSMENT. SPECIAL CARE IS TAKEN SO THE VENEER MATCHES THE COLOUR 2 AND TRANSLUCENCY OF YOUR OTHER TEETH. SOME PREPARATION TO THE TOOTH SURFACE MAY BE REQUIRED. 74 Smiles & F aces The Comprehensive Guide To Orthodontics Octagon Orthodontics www.octagonorthodontics.com ORTHODONTICS FOR ADULTS


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