In the past, the only way to correct dental imperfections was to cover the tooth with a crown. Today, in most cases there are several alternatives: crown, composite resin bonding or Porcelain Veneer or even cosmetic contouring or orthodontics.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
A Porcelain Veneer is a thin shell of porcelain or plastic that is bonded to a tooth to improve its color and shape. A Porcelain Veneer generally covers only the front and top of a tooth. Porcelain veneers can be used to close spaces between teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth, or whiten stained or dark teeth.
When teeth are chipped or beginning to wear, veneers can protect them from damage and restore their original appearance.
What Are Porcelain Veneers Used For?
- Teeth that are slightly crooked or stained
- Chipped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Teeth that are different lengths
Having a dazzling, balanced smile is possible, thanks to Porcelain Veneers. Since veneers fit over the front of teeth, they transform the smile by completely concealing imperfections.
Although Porcelain Veneers are often all that is needed for a smile makeover, they are also compatible with other dental treatments. For example, they can be placed in combination with teeth whitening, a full-mouth reconstruction, TMJ treatment, or neuromuscular dentistry to completely repair and enhance a patient’s smile.
To learn more about Porcelain Veneers, we invite you to contact our office for a consultation appointment.