In this post from Aspen Ridge Dental in Casper, we’re answering a common question about porcelain veneers: What exactly are they, and how are they used?
Veneers are thin shells of medical-grade porcelain or composite resin. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth. They can be used to correct teeth that are chipped, stained, decayed, or that are slightly crooked.
The first step in veneers is making an impression of your teeth. Next a dental technician uses the model to fabricate the veneers, ensuring a perfect fit.
A razor-thin layer of tooth enamel must be removed so the veneer can be placed, so this procedure is usually irreversible.