Porcelain veneers are a fast and complete solution to many dental imperfections, as they simply conceal teeth from the front. Essentially, veneers are thin tooth-colored shells that are attached to the teeth through bonding. After placement, veneers can last for decades if cared for properly.
What Veneers Can Do
Veneers will hide virtually any dental flaw, including cracks, chips, gaps and bad rotation or spacing. When teeth have internal discoloration due to fluorosis or antibiotic usage, veneers often suffice to cover the problem. Overall, veneers can act as splints to help strengthen teeth that have been broken.
How Veneers Are Placed
After a consultation, our dentist takes bite impressions, photos and X-rays to plan the treatment. The teeth are then prepared by removing some of the enamel during the initial appointment and are then protected with temporary veneers. At the next visit, our dentist attaches a porcelain veneer to each tooth being treated, checking that they fit perfectly before bonding it in place.
So, what are porcelain veneers? They are an amazingly versatile aesthetic dental solution that also carries restorative value. At a consultation with our dentist, patients can learn more about this treatment, how it works and what it can do for them.