Porcelain veneers (laminates) are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. As a cosmetic dental procedure, dental veneers create a brighter, more ideal smile composed of more perfectly aligned and proportional teeth. Veneers are usually placed for cosmetic reasons, but also can restore function. The translucent quality of today’s porcelain veneers provides a natural, aesthetic look.
Delivering custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill, attention to detail as well as a eye for aesthetics. The specialty of prosthodontics is the ONLY formal and accredited training program in cosmetic dentistry. Therefore, our prosthodontists are TRAINED to place veneers and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.
Despite the cause of unattractive teeth, veneers alone have the ability to solve most of your cosmetic concerns regarding your teeth and smile. These problems include:
- Wear and Tear: Teeth naturally wear down as we age. Older teeth are more likely to have cracks, chips or ragged appearance.
- Erosion: Due to acid erosion, the hard white structure covering your teeth (enamel) may become thinner, dulled and discolored over time.
- Uneven Teeth: Abnormal appearance of the teeth, spacing between the teeth and asymmetry can exist and will worsen over time
- Staining: Certain people may have congenital or developmental stain inside their teeth
Will they look like normal teeth?
When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea or wine stains. For strength and beauty, their resemblance to natural teeth is unsurpassed by any other restorative option like bonding.
How durable are porcelain veneers?
With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for many years. Dr. Abjanich, Dr. Goldin or Dr. Donovan will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelain and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.
Refraining from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved.
Ask us about how veneers can enhance your smile today!