What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin composites made to be placed over existing teeth to improve their appearance. They are custom made for each patient to blend seamlessly with the existing teeth by matching both shape and color. They are then bonded to the surface of the tooth which results in a much-improved smile that is both natural looking and functional.
Veneers are used to repair chipped or broken teeth, and to cover stains, cracks, or other imperfections. They can be used in place of crowns and can cover misaligned teeth resulting in a beautiful and attractive smile.
Why choose porcelain veneers?
There are many reasons for choosing porcelain veneers. Some of these include:
- Masking uneven spaces
- Covering stained or discolored teeth
- Covering cracked or chipped teeth
- Disguising size imperfections
- Masking worn teeth
- Creating a beautiful, white, even smile
Porcelain veneers are not permanent and can last up to five years or longer before needing to be replaced. Our dentists will explain the best ways to care for your new porcelain veneers to ensure that they last as long as possible.
What are teeth veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.
Placing custom teeth veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We place veneers routinely, and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.
Will dental veneers look like 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.
How durable are porcelain veneers?
With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade.
Drs. Lakayil and Walsh will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.
Refraining from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life, and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved.