What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain Veneers, are custom-made porcelain wafers that the dentist places over the fronts of the teeth to enhance their appearance and also to repair damage.
What are the advantages?
The preparation of the tooth for a porcelain veneer requires less drilling than that for a conventional crown.
Porcelain veneers have superior esthetics, are more natural and last longer compared to the conventional resin veneers.
The excellent biocompatibility of porcelain helps eliminate the dreaded black line along the gums usually seen under the conventional porcelain – fused to metal crowns.
Porcelain translucency is the feature that makes veneers closely mimic the natural tooth.
Old restorations of the teeth, discoloration, root canal treatment and decay distort the smile and can be effectively repaired using porcelain veneers.
The all-ceramic restorations contribute to the creation of an attractive smile.
How long this procedure lasts?
The best part about porcelain laminate veneers is that they can be placed in two to three visits.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
In excess of 10 years, when properly maintained.
Who is the best candidate for veneers?
Veneers can be used to improve a wide variety of cosmetic dental problems. They can whiten stained or discolored teeth, close gaps between teeth, “correct” a crooked smile without the need for braces, repair chips and imperfections, and create a more attractive or youthful looking smile.