There are times when a tooth, or multiple teeth are damaged, discolored, have a gap, or are misshaped. This typically requires more than general dentistry to return it to an aesthetically appealing state. The good news is porcelain dental veneers can do exactly that.
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Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain which are molded and sculpted to the desired shape and coloring to match your surrounding teeth. Once the porcelain veneers are applied they are virtually identical to a natural tooth with the added benefit of being even more resilient than the natural enamel of your teeth.
Problems solved with Porcelain Veneers
When you are looking for a smile makeover, porcelain veneers are often a core component. If you have mismatched teeth or have more subtle issues with your teeth, porcelain veneers can help them look more symmetrical. Teeth can be reshaped and have veneers applied to create a smooth arc to your teeth. If you have short teeth, porcelain veneers can be applied to give them a longer appearance.
Process to create Porcelain Veneers
Creating a great smile with porcelain veneers requires skill and precision mixed with a touch of artistry. The process can be done in two visits and in as little as a week. The first visit will consult, size and shape your teeth. Your teeth will be prepared for the permanent placement of the veneers. On your second visit you will leave our dental office with a beautifully restored smile.
Porcelain Veneers vs. Dental Crowns
Porcelain veneers, unlike dental crowns, do not encompass the entire tooth. Because of this, some dentists consider porcelain veneers to be purely cosmetic in nature. The truth is however that porcelain veneers have the ability to fix cracks, chips and broken teeth in addition to treating discolored teeth that are chemically stained and do not respond to traditional teeth whitening treatments.
Porcelain veneers are made of highly resilient and durable porcelain. As a result the veneers respond in a similar manner as natural teeth when it comes to teeth whitening, and can be tinted to match your natural teeth.