Porcelain veneers are among the least invasive cosmetic dental procedures. At the same time, they’re one of the quickest ways to drastically improve your smile. They have a natural appearance and are the perfect option for anything from a minor adjustment to a major change.
Many patients consider them among the best cosmetic dentistry services. This is due to their combined effectiveness and less invasive nature.
Porcelain veneers can give you the perfect smile you’ve always dreamed. They allow you to change your tooth:
Veneers are thin, custom-made porcelain shells that fit over your natural teeth. They don’t age or stain like dental bonding, and maintain colour stability over time.
Your dentist carefully matches them to your existing teeth. This ensures they complement your mouth and facial features. After they are bonded in your mouth, your smile is revitalized and with a natural appearance.
Veneers are sometimes made out of a durable composite resin. However, porcelain veneers offer a few advantages over resin veneers.
Porcelain veneers are stronger than their resin counterparts. They also have the added advantage of not staining. So they keep looking white, bright, and healthy.
These qualities make porcelain veneers more durable and long-lasting. But they also take longer to install. Composite veneers usually take one appointment while porcelain veneers take at least two.
Porcelain veneers are custom made by the laboratory to match your specific dental structure. This makes them remarkably hard to differentiate from real teeth. Unless you tell people you have them, most people will assume they are your natural teeth.
Most people are suitable candidates for porcelain veneers. But, this is dependent on your oral health. Tooth decay or gum disease make veneers unsuitable.
Fortunately, there are still effective cosmetic dentistry options available in these situations. People often find themselves choosing between veneers and dental bonding. Bonding is available for teeth in almost all conditions.
You and your dentist may choose to use local anesthetic where the veneers will be placed. A thin layer of enamel is removed from the surface of your teeth to make room for the porcelain veneers. Freezing your mouth alleviates any discomfort this may cause.
Once the enamel is removed your dentist uses a digital x-ray to scan your teeth and sends the images to the lab. This scan will be used to create veneers that custom fit your teeth.
Temporary veneers protect your teeth until the porcelain veneers are ready. These temporary veneers fragile. They require care and attention when eating or brushing your teeth. Without proper care they can come loose. They also serve as “a trial run” to make sure you will be thrilled with your new smile.
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