Porcelain shell

(Zool.) a cowry.

See also: Porcelain

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But its porcelain shell also contains a solid waxlike substance, called a phase change material, sandwiched between thin strips of aluminum.
A veneer is a thin porcelain shell that fits over the front of the tooth after some of the enamel has been drilled off.
The procedure involves removing surface enamel before covering the tooth with a strong porcelain shell.
Strips of aluminum built into a porcelain shell help a new mug -- heat.
Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that can be customized to fit over teeth and enhance or transform smiles.
They are thin porcelain shells that are stuck over the front of the tooth.
Whiter teeth also can be achieved with veneers, molded porcelain shells that are fitted onto the outside of the teeth.
Porcelain veneers --thin, semi-translucent porcelain shells that are permanently bonded to teeth--can provide an aesthetic improvement.
Porcelain veneers are porcelain shells that can be bonded to the fronts of teeth to correct not only stains but also chips, fractures, worn enamel and other flaws.
These porcelain shells are customized to fit and are bonded to the fronts of teeth for a completely new look that resists stains and keeps teeth looking great for years.
In this procedure, thin porcelain shells are placed over the teeth to conceal rather than remove the stains.
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the visible portion of teeth.