The answer is no, veneers do not damage your teeth – as long as you have an experienced dentist install them.
Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic treatment used to fix cracked, discolored, or misshapen teeth. The veneer is a thin layer of ceramic material that covers up the existing tooth to restore its appearance. Veneers look just like regular teeth; once you’ve had them installed, it can be very difficult to tell the difference.
During the installation process, a very small amount of your tooth is removed; this amount is typically as thin as your fingernail. An experienced dentist will be able to remove as little of the tooth as possible while making room for your veneer. Once the tooth is prepped, a small amount of bonding material is applied to the surface. The veneer is then attached to your tooth, and your gums are allowed to heal around it.
Your original tooth remains in place for the entire process. If the veneer was removed, the tooth underneath would still be healthy and usable, although it might not be as pretty as the veneer. Veneers have to be replaced after 7 to 15 years, and the same tooth is used to hold the new veneer. This means your dentist will take great care to make sure that your underlying teeth remain as healthy as possible.
When it comes to porcelain veneers, our dentists are the best in Lost Angeles. We have years of experience and are committed to restoring your smile. Call us today at 818-788-8787 and schedule a consultation; we’ll take perfect care of your teeth.
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