If you are looking for a dazzling smile, then porcelain veneers could be the solution you have been looking for. Veneers can correct a multitude of cosmetic defects, from discolored teeth to slightly crooked teeth to gaps in your smile.
But will the veneers look like my normal teeth? When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
Dental veneers are very thin shells made from tooth-like material designed to cover the front surface of teeth. Most veneers today are made of porcelain because this material resists stains better and has a light-reflecting quality similar to that of natural teeth. The veneers are placed on the front of the teeth, concealing imperfections and sometimes changing the size, shape, and length of teeth.
To make veneers look as natural as possible an impression is taken of your teeth and sent to a dental lab where the veneers are custom made. Everyday Health shares the many advantages of veneers, such as:
- Veneers are made of material that mimics natural teeth and are individually shaped for each patient, so it’s nearly impossible to tell the difference between veneers and natural teeth.
- Unlike other cosmetic options, porcelain veneers won’t be stained by cigarette smoke, coffee, tea, and red wine.
- The color of veneers can be selected from many whiteness shades. But you may want to resist the temptation to choose the lightest shade, cautions Harms. Blinding-white veneers often don’t look natural.
- For healthy teeth, veneers can be a good substitute for crowns (also called caps), which require removal of more of your natural tooth structure.
If you are interested in porcelain veneers then call Artistic Touch Dentistry today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Maryam Brazdo.