Veneers are thin tooth colored coverings bonded on the front of teeth. They are usually used to improve the appearance of one's smile. They can rearrange or reshape the teeth, improve the color, and fill in gaps.
Does the porcelain veneer cover the entire tooth?
A porcelain veneer generally covers only the front and top of a tooth.
When is a porcelain veneer the best choice of treatment?
Porcelain veneers are often the best treatment to close spaces between teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth, or to whiten stained or dark teeth.
Are there any other advantages to porcelain veneers?
When teeth are chipped or beginning to wear, porcelain veneers can protect them from further damage and restore their original appearance.
Will it feel like there are bulky coverings on the teeth?
Once in place, the porcelain veneers virtually become part of the teeth. We can use them exactly as our own teeth, because the bond is extremely strong. The final result: natural, beautiful looking teeth.
What determines the color and shape of the porcelain veneers we choose?
The shape of the face, whites of the eyes, skin tones, height, and body type of the patient are factors in designing porcelain veneers.
Do porcelain veneers look as natural as original teeth?
The luster, shine and translucency of porcelain make it a near-perfect copy of natural enamel.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers last between ten and twenty years. Porcelain is a strong, highly resilient material that will not stain or wear from brushing. And the thin façade of porcelain that is bonded to the enamel becomes extremely strong-and durable!