The Facts About Porcelain Veneers
A new, beautiful smile is just a few veneers away…here are a few common issues these natural-looking caps can fix:
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Unsightly gaps between front teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Teeth that are not proportional to the rest of the mouth
- Crooked teeth
A veneer is a porcelain laminate, or a thin shell of porcelain covering the front of each tooth. Veneers bond directly to the front of the tooth. Each porcelain laminate is unique – crafted in a laboratory to fit your individual smile. Many patients who receive veneers say their friends couldn’t tell the difference between the veneers and their natural teeth.
Advantages of Porcelain Veneers:
Veneers can restore even the most debilitated teeth to a full shine.Veneers are conservative way to restore a tooth with minimal tooth structure removal.
Although highly durable, veneers are not permanent. Even the most well-crafted porcelain laminates will eventually need to be replaced. Finding the right dentist for the job is key.
If your teeth have excessive decay, porcelain laminates should be considered a poor investment. In those cases, porcelain crowns are the best option. If you are seeking a realignment of your smile, perhaps seeking help from an orthodontist is the sensible choice.