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Spaces between anterior teeth

Closed the spaces with laminate Veneers

Dental Veneers

A veneer is a tooth color material that is applied over the front-most teeth to correct tooth discoloration, tooth position, chipped tooth, or to close spaces between the anterior teeth. They are a desirable alternative to crowns that allow the patient to maintain more tooth structure.  Smaller, more localized structural problems can often be treated using dental bonding procedures.

Veneers are made of porcelain, ceramic such as lumineer veneers, or composite resins.  Composite resins are applied directly to the teeth, and then shaped appropriately.  Porcelain veneers are thin shells that must be constructed in a lab before being bonded over the teeth.

Composite veneers are typically less expensive than their porcelain counter-parts, but they have a slightly shorter life span.  Composite resin restorations last between five and seven years, whereas porcelain veneers typically last well over 15 years.

Unlike bonding procedures used for small problems, most veneers require a tooth reduction prior to placement.  This means that the thickness of your teeth must be slightly reduced to provide enough room for the veneer. Lumineer porcelain veneers are a new variety of veneers that require less or no tooth preparation.  This variety of veneers is made from Cerinate porcelain, which is stronger than regular porcelain and so can maintain durability with minimal thickness.