A porcelain veneer is a thin layer of porcelain, about the thickness of a fingernail, specially customized for your mouth (for shape and color) by an expert dental care laboratory. They are then bonded to the front of a particular tooth to produce a stunning and appealing smile. Porcelain veneers are very durable, and are usually the method of choice for reshaping a particular healthy tooth. Cared for properly, they can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years or even longer.
7 Reasons to consider porcelain dental veneers:
• Cosmetically, to develop a consistent, white, breathtaking smile.
• Crooked teeth.
• Misshapen teeth.
• Badly tarnished or stained teeth.
• Teeth which are too small or large.
• Undesirable or unequal spaces between teeth.
• Chipped or worn teeth.
If you are dissatisfied with the shape of a particular tooth and its appearance, or if you have crooked or misshapen or badly stained teeth, porcelain veneers can be used to vastly improve the appearance of your teeth in a way that is durable, comfortable and low maintenance. In cases where the tooth is still healthy, porcelain dental veneers are often the most appropriate solution.
Porcelain dental veneers are also extremely natural in appearance and comfort. Also, as they only cover the front surface of the tooth, they don’t require any adjustment to the back surfaces of the tooth before they can be put on.
Just like many dental care restorations, veneers are not permanent and could someday require replacement. They’re really durable and can last many years, providing you with a gorgeous, enduring look.
What’s involved in getting a porcelain veneer?
Obtaining porcelain veneers typically requires two visits to finish the procedure, with little to no anesthesia needed for the treatment. The teeth are prepared by softly buffing and shaping the area to be ready for the application of the veneer. A mold of the teeth is taken on the first visit and a shade will next be selected by you and your dentist.