Veneers are most often used as a cosmetic form of dentistry, used to make your tooth look more aesthetically pleasing. It may also be used to protect your tooth surface from damage. When doing a veneer, your dentist will look at your teeth and find the material and shade that will best match and provide the most appealing outcome.
Your dentist will shave about .75mm from the facial, or outer surface of your tooth. Once that is shaved off he will then add a composite material as described above. While the new material does a great job protecting the underlying structure as well as possibly making your tooth more aesthetically pleasing, original tooth structure is usually the best option as long as it hasn’t been eaten away by tooth decay.
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