Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front and top surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their conservative nature and versatility. With veneers there is no reason to put up with gaps between your teeth, teeth that are stained, badly shaped or crooked. A veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct these maladies to help you achieve a beautiful smile!
Will they 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. Because they are thin, light can shine through them and they take on the natural color of the underlying tooth.
How durable are porcelain veneers?
With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for a long time. Dr. Mengedoth will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available. The reality is that most restorations don’t fail as a result of material breakdown, but instead because the force on those materials from the bite (occlusion) has not been controlled properly. For this reason, a thorough diagnosis of the teeth and occlusion is important. It is always wise to protect veneers by wearing a protective mouth guard at night, to reduce risks of nighttime clenching and grinding.