DENTAL HEALTH UPDATE by Andrew Biffen DMD

ULTRA-THIN VENEERS

One primary reason that Hollywood actors and other celebrities have such nice white smiles is that their teeth have been treated with veneers. These thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain or composite are bonded to the outer surfaces of selected teeth to cover stains, discoloring, chips, and other tooth irregularities. In order to accept the veneers, the dentist must first prepare teeth by removing and minimally reshaping a slight portion of their outer layer of enamel. An even less-invasive procedure involves the use of “ultra-thin” veneers that are so thin that they require no (or little) enamel removal beforehand. Because ultra-thin veneers are so thin, they might not mask tooth discoloration in all cases. The dentist can help you decide.

Porcelain veneers are just one option available today to change the look of your teeth. Don’t hide your smile behind a lack of information. A visit to our office is an opportunity to find out new procedures as well as maximize your dental options. New patients are always welcome here, where we want our patients to be comfortable not only with the function of their teeth, but also with the appearance of their smile. We are in network with Delta Dental and are considered a preferred discount dentist for Cigna Dental.

P.S. The thickness of an ultra-thin veneer is comparable to a contact lens.

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