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Embarrased of Your Smile? Consider Dental Veneers

April 28, 20149 min
Veneers are usually used to fix teeth that are discolored, if your teeth are chipped or broken, to fix the gaps between your teeth and if your teeth are worn down.Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. They are bonded to the front of your teeth changing in color, size and shape.What are veneers used to fix?Veneers are usually used to fix teeth that are discolored, if your teeth are chipped or broken, to fix the gaps between your teeth and if your teeth are worn down.The procedure for getting dental veneer requires you to go to your orthodontist three times. First, you would need a consultation, an appointment to make the veneers and lastly, to apply the veneers.What about dentures?A denture is a removable replacement for your missing teeth and surrounding tissues.Would you consider having teeth implants?Practicing dentistry with Aspen Dental in Nashville, TN. He has been with Aspen for over two years, Dr. Elliott Dudle joins Melanie Cole, MS to discuss what problems veneers cost, advantages of veneers and what the procedure is for getting dental veneers.

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