If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, then porcelain veneers may be the cosmetic dentistry answer for you. The procedure is fairly simple and common. Dentists can implement them on teeth that are chipped or broken, contain some discoloration, have wide gaps between them, are deformed or have something inherently wrong with their structure and/or appearance.
Porcelain dental veneers are thin strips of porcelain that are bonded over the front surfaces of your teeth to improve either their shape or color or protect any damaged surfaces. Whereas crowns cover your entire tooth, porcelain veneers only fit on the front of your teeth. Veneers can also be used to straighten teeth and better align them, further enhancing your smile’s cosmetic appearance. Porcelain veneers can either be permanent or non-permanent, depending on what you need them for.
Veneers are made individually for each patient and customized to ensure a natural and attractive appearance. A dentist will take a few custom impressions of your teeth to not only construct the dental veneers to fit the individual tooth but also to take the surrounding teeth into consideration for proper proportions and bonding. This way, the veneers will fit your smile perfectly.
For those who already have dental crowns, dental veneers could provide a more natural and nicer appearance. Since the veneers are thin ceramic shells, light passes through them and then is reflected by the teeth. The effect appears natural and often adds a brightness to the teeth.
Not only is the process simple, but it is safe and rather inexpensive. If you think porcelain veneers are right for you, please contact our office today so we can discuss improving your smile with dental veneers. If you are indeed a candidate, we know you will be pleased with the result.