Porcelain veneers are extremely thin, custom-made, dental restorations that I, a dentist, can place on the front of the teeth to improve their appearance. In our practice we use veneers to change and drastically improve smiles by hiding stained, uneven, and chipped teeth.
Periodontal disease, or most commonly referred to as gum disease, is an infection of the gingival and bone tissues that hold your teeth in place. Gum disease is typically caused by poor oral hygiene habits such as lack of brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly for cleanings.
Despite dental care being more readily available in the 21st century, there are still millions of Americans who will unfortunately endure tooth loss throughout their lives. The primary reasons for tooth loss are typically tooth decay, periodontal disease, or tooth injury.