History of Dental Veneers

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If you need to straighten your smile or close gaps between your teeth, there’s an easier way to do it than with orthodontics. Dental veneers can smooth your grin into a more uniform appearance with just one visit to our Daly City dental office!

History of Dental Veneers

The Invention of Dental Veneers

These wonderful, aesthetic tooth casings are used to protect your tooth from damage or improve its appearance. They first made an appearance in Hollywood in 1928. They were developed by Dr. Charles Pincus to improve the appearance of actor’s teeth temporarily. In 1937, acrylic veneers were developed, which could be attached using denture adhesive.

It wasn’t until 1959 that veneers were able to be bonded onto the etched enamel of a tooth, providing a longer, though still temporary, lifespan of a dental veneer. In 1982, research finally came up with a more permanent solution, providing longer bonding between the veneer and the tooth. Now, it is common for veneers to last 10-30 years, only needing replacement from chipping or cracking from time.

What are Veneers Made Out of?

Most veneers are made from composite or porcelain material. Porcelain is the strongest veneer material and resists stains better than other material options. Composite bondings are faster and blend well with your teeth, but they oftentimes don’t last as long as ceramic veneers.

Could porcelain veneers improve your smile? Call us to find out how you can get porcelain veneers!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone, Pacific Sky Dental

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