William C. Gardner DDS PA


NM Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

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  • Porcelain laminate veneers are probably the most esthetic means of creating a more pleasing and beautiful smile.
  • They require a minimal amount of tooth reduction ( approximately .5 mm ) and are, therefore, a more conservative restoration than a crown. Porcelain veneers allow us to alter tooth position, shape, size and color.
  • They are not the only alternative for all esthetic abnormalities but are truly a remarkable restorationwhen they are the treatment of choice.
  • Some facts you might want to know about Porcelain Veneers
  • Since they require approximately .5mm of tooth reduction,porcelain veneers are NOT considered a reversible form of treatment.
  • Occasionally the preparation of a Porcelain Laminate Veneer does not necessitate the use of a local
  • However, for those patients that are particularly sensitive or anxious, a local anesthetic is advisable.
  • The laboratory time required for the fabrication of a Porcelain Laminate Veneer is approximately one week.
  • Due to the minimal amount of tooth reduction, it is usually not necessary to fabricate any type Should a temporary be needed, they can, in most circumstances, be made at the time of treatment.