Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that are bonded on the fronts of teeth. Veneers are used to straighten teeth, improve on the color and shape of natural teeth, repair fractured teeth, and fill gaps between teeth. They can give you straighter, brighter, more even looking smile and are a great way to transform your smile in a few dental visits.
The ceramic used to make veneers has a translucent quality similar to natural enamel. Very little natural tooth needs to be removed to make room for the veneer, since it is so thin. The bonding of the veneers to the enamel of the teeth allows them to be very strong. Normal eating can be done and veneers tend to resist staining, unlike natural enamel.
View the video below from the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry about Veneer treatment.
Learn more about Porcelain Veneer Treatment by visiting this link to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Planning your veneer treatment with a Door Creek Dental dentist is a very important first step. Understanding your expectations as far as shade, tooth size, and tooth position is the foundation of a successful treatment. A smile analysis will be done including a discussion with you, photographs, measurements, and impression of your teeth.