Today's patient came to us with a set of porcelain veneers on their two front teeth, where one had become cracked along the gum line. Defects in this location are particularly problematic, as they create an easy place for bacteria to enter the tooth and are cosmetically unpleasing. After discussing options with the patient, we decided to replace both veneers with new Emax lithium disilicate units. Lithium disilicate is an engineered dental material that is about five or six times stronger than porcelain, along with having more "natural" cosmetic properties. By replacing both veneers, we were able to repair the defect, add length to the teeth (the original veneers were short of optimal) and create overall more natural contours. The result is a beautiful and more youthful smile. If you are interested in veneers or any other cosmetic dental procedures, please give our office a call!