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What Dental Corrective Surgery Could Do For You Part 2

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Dental Veneer

Before and after of dental veneer treatment @ websiteoptimization.com

Before and after of dental veneer treatment @ websiteoptimization.com

Dental veneers are thin porcelain or resin composite material custom made to be bonded onto the surfaces  of your teeth to change their color, size, alignment, shape and length.


The front part of the tooth has to be trimmed down a little to allow the veneer to be bonded. Porcelain veneer is more aesthetic than resin composite veneer as it is stain resistant and it mimics actual tooth due to its light reflection qualities.

Who needs it?

People with

  • Uneven discolored teeth
  • Chipped or fractured teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Heavily filled teeth


Generally, a dental veneer costs $500 to $1500 depending on areas, materials used and complexity of cases.


Veneers are not as strong as dental crowns. You should not bite hard objects with your veneered teeth. If the porcelain veneer cracks it could only be replaced and not repaired. The color of the porcelain veneer never change, so if you plan to do teeth whitening please do so before having a dental veneer.

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What to Know About Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

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Cleft lip and cleft palate are one of the common birth defects found in the United States and around the world. A cleft is an abnormal space or gap in the upper lip or palate that is present at birth. Cleft lip is also known as harelip to some.  The finding of a cleft deformity in an affected baby can be a considerable shock to the parents but be rest assured for the defects are correctable and the child’s future need not be adversely affected. However parents have to be mentally prepared for a long course of therapy to correct the cleft disfigurement. Continue reading