The Value of Veneers
Regardless of where you come from or what you do in the world, your smile is a very important form of communication. It instantly portrays your personality, self-image, and how you feel about the people you are with.
Porcelain veneer treatment is the ultimate in cosmetic treatment. Porcelain veneers are thin, customized laminates that are permanently bonded to the front of the teeth in order to mask tooth imperfections. Since we use the highest quality materials and an exceptional partnering dental lab, our porcelain veneers fit comfortably and appear translucent and completely indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Veneers can improve your appearance and your health if:
- You have chipped, cracked or worn teeth
- You have crooked or crowded teeth
- You have stained or discolored teeth
- You have missing teeth
- You have excessive or uneven gums
- You have old and unsightly fillings or crown
What are the advantages of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers have several advantages compared to composite veneers including:
- Porcelain veneers are very durable. Although porcelain veneers are very thin, usually between 0.5 – 0.7 millimeters and inherently brittle, once bonded to healthy tooth structure it becomes very strong. Porcelain veneers can last for many years, usually 10-15 years, if you take good care of them using good oral hygiene and avoiding using them to crack or chew hard objects like ice.
- Porcelain veneers create a very life-like and natural tooth appearance. The translucent properties of the porcelain allows the veneers to mimic the light handling characteristics of enamel giving it a sense of depth which is not possible with other cosmetic bonding materials such as composite resin.
- Porcelain veneers resist staining. Unlike other cosmetic dental bonding materials, porcelain is a smooth, impervious ceramic and therefore will not pick up permanent stain from cigarette smoking or from dark or richly colored liquids or spices.
- Porcelain veneers are conservative. Only a small amount of tooth structure is removed, if any during the procedure.
Dental crowns may also be used to correct the same problems that dental veneers correct, however it is a much less conservative procedure.