Porcelain veneers are an ideal way to correct stained, chipped, or crooked teeth, or to cover up the discoloration that often comes with aging. By using porcelain veneers, you can smile brighter, look younger, and feel better about yourself.
The material that forms porcelain veneers closely resembles tooth enamel in part because it is translucent, much like actual tooth enamel. This translucent effect is what makes for a bright, beautiful, natural looking smile. With the use of porcelain veneers, anyone can have the beautiful smile they have always wanted.
Porcelain veneers can also cover and repair chipped teeth, as well as serving a functional purpose by protecting the surface of your teeth. Broken teeth can be repaired using dental crowns which can be color matched to your veneers, thus providing a flawless smile for many years to come.
The application of porcelain veneers requires the services of an expert cosmetic dentist, who will complete a very thorough evaluation before beginning the process. Using high-tech dental imaging, a dentist can provide the patient with the opportunity to see how their new smile will look once the veneers are applied. It generally takes a series of three to five visits to complete the process of designing, creating, and applying porcelain veneers.
In order to apply the porcelain veneers, a small amount of tooth enamel must first be removed to accommodate the veneer. Temporary veneers will be placed on the teeth to protect them while the permanent veneers are skillfully crafted in a dental laboratory. Once the permanent veneers are complete, your dentist will place them on your teeth to create an unforgettable smile that will last a lifetime. Unlike tooth whitening or other cosmetic procedures which must be repeated often, porcelain veneers are a long lasting solution which will provide you with a lifetime of beautiful smiles.