Are you self-conscious about stained teeth, gaps, uneven teeth or chips? Porcelain veneers can help give you confidence when you smile and speak. Porcelain veneers can improve the entire appearance of your teeth; teeth can look whiter, straighter, larger, or smaller.
A veneer, in general, is a thin layer of restorative material that is placed over the tooth surface to improve the tooth, or to protect from damaged tooth surface. Porcelain veneers are much more durable than veneers constructed with materials in the past.
Porcelain veneers are thin, but durable covers that are placed over teeth to improve the appearance of one’s smile. Porcelain veneers are durable enough to last for many years and are more resistant to stains than enamel. These veneers can not only correct uneven teeth or stained teeth, but can also correct having too much gum, sensitive teeth, or an overbite. Porcelain veneers provide your teeth a natural and healthy appearance.
Stains from coffee, tea, or cigarette smoke are not a problem with porcelain veneers. Porcelain is a ceramic heat fired, which makes it very resistant to stains. If stains are encountered, they can be removed with a normal cleaning. Porcelain veneers can be brushed and flossed, just like your natural teeth and they have a lifespan of about 15 years or more.
Dentists can take molds of your teeth before the veneers are created, allowing you to have a set that fits perfectly. Porcelain veneers are bound to your teeth with strong adhesive. At least two appointments are usually required to complete the porcelain veneer procedure. A local anesthetic can be used for a virtually pain-free experience.
When the veneers are ready, your dentist will make sure they fit properly and are the correct size and color. If you are not satisfied with the result, more shaping and trimming can be done.
“Smile and the world smiles with you!” With porcelain veneers, you can have a straight, bright, and natural looking smile.