Dental veneers are used to improve the appearance of the teeth. They are also called dental porcelain laminates and porcelain veneers. They are custom made shells of materials which are tooth coloured and are designed to cover the surface of the teeth. The shells are so thin that they are bonded to the teeth changing their size, colour, size as well as length.
They can be made from resin composite materials or porcelain. Porcelain is better because they resist stains and they also mimic light reflecting properties of teeth.
Veneers can be used to improve appearance. However, in some cases, they are also used to:
- Fix teeth which have worn down
- Fix teeth which have broken or chipped
- Fix teeth which are misaligned
- Fix teeth which have gaps between them
The procedure requires removal of enamel and placing the thin shell of porcelain on the front surface of the teeth. If the dental professional removes excess enamel, it can considered as substandard level of care. In such cases, the patient’s requirements and expectations are not met. If the patient is not happy with the outcome or has suffered unnecessary pain, harm or damages, then it could give rise to a dental negligence claim.
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