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How Much Tooth Enamel is Removed for Veneers?

April 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — deerfielddent @ 6:06 am
A dentist placing dental veneers on a patient’s smile

In cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers are one of the most effective procedures. That’s only natural – these porcelain shells can hide many smile flaws! Still, there’s something you should know: placing them involves enamel removal. More specifically, the dentist has to shave bits of your teeth for veneers to work. As for how much enamel is taken, your local dental practice can explain. Here, then, is how the veneer process works, why it removes enamel, and how much of this tooth layer it takes.