What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a versatile cosmetic dentistry solution that can alter the size, shape, and color of teeth to craft a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Patients who opt for veneers can have a brand new smile in as little as two weeks.
Veneers are thin, wafer-like pieces of porcelain that are permanently bonded to the front of teeth. They can be used on as little as one tooth, or an entire arch of teeth. Porcelain is used in veneers because it is very similar to tooth enamel. Porcelain is strong, reflects light similarly to enamel, can be color matched to nearby teeth, and is resistant to staining.
Porcelain veneers can mask a variety of imperfections. They can cover up teeth that are chipped, cracked, or broken. Veneers can be used to cover up small gaps that may exist between two teeth. Veneers can also be used for teeth that are not responsive to whitening treatment, like those that have tetracycline stains. After porcelain veneers, patients are left with teeth that appear straight, whiter, and brighter. When properly cared for with daily oral hygiene, and regular dental visits, porcelain veneers can be a long lasting solution that patients can enjoy for many years.