Porcelain dental veneers, or porcelain laminates, are composed of a thin custom-made ceramic tooth-colored material designed to enhance tooth aesthetics or to protect against further tooth damage and decay.
Porcelain dental veneers have surged to popularity over the past decade and have become a versatile treatment option for many patients looking to whiten their teeth, brighten smiles, or to mask tooth discoloration. Porcelain dental veneers can also be utilized in cases where there is a need for minor orthodontic work, as long as there isn’t any severe crowding or misalignment prevalent.
Porcelain Veneers Can Be Used To:
- Create smile makeovers
- Lengthen teeth
- Achieve smile symmetry
- Close spaces between the teeth (diastemas)
- Correct broken or chipped teeth
- Replace unsightly teeth
- Reshape crooked teeth
- Whiten stained or yellowed teeth
Porcelain veneers allow Dr. Nasser to create picturesque smiles and smile makeovers that look as natural as your regular teeth. Porcelain veneers will not stain, tarnish, or discolor over time which is a significant benefit in the long term aesthetics when compared to bonding. Porcelain dental veneers are incredibly slender and rarely measure more than a half a millimeter. Despite the fact that porcelain veneers are so thin, they remain remarkably strong and durable and can last a very long time with the proper care. In most cases, porcelain veneers do not involve considerable removal of the natural tooth structure to achieve a stunning aesthetic result.
Porcelain dental veneers are bonded to cover the front surface of your teeth, altering the color, shape, size, and length of their appearance – based on what your individual goals are. Porcelain veneers are heralded for being able to stand up to nasty tooth-related stains induced by coffee, tea and cigarette smoking as opposed to their resin veneer counterparts. Furthermore, porcelain has been found to closely simulate the light reflecting properties of your own teeth, leaving you with an enhanced, yet natural-appearing smile.