Dental Veneers | Porcelain Veneers
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 simplicity and versatility. With veneers as an alternative, 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, simply and quickly, 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 well over a decade. Dr. Nguyen will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.
Dental veneers are flexible in the sense that they can correct a wide range of problems. The average cost of porcelain veneers is very affordable when applied to the total lifespan of the veneers procedure. Let’s take a closer look at some of the dental conditions that might result in a recommendation for veneers from your dentist.
Common Reasons for Using Dental Veneers
- Gaps – veneers can be used to “close” gaps between teeth and therefore produce a more attractive smile; this is a very common procedure in cosmetic dentistry
- Chipped Teeth – a tooth can become chipped or broken for a variety of reasons and one possible solution for a chipped tooth is a porcelain veneer
- Worn Teeth – veneers can be used to enhance the appearance of worn teeth and make them look “like new”
- Irregular Teeth – sometimes teeth are simply misaligned or have an irregular shape such as a bulge; often these conditions can be successfully corrected with veneers
- Discoloration – teeth can become permanently discolored for a variety of reasons such as old metal fillings, root canals, fluoride, or antibiotic treatments; porcelain veneers can provide a long term solution at an affordable price
Who May Not Qualify For Veneers
Some dental patients may not quality for dental veneers as a treatment option. In general the patient must be in good health and have healthy teeth and gums. Patients that are not in good health or are experiencing adverse conditions or disease with their teeth, gums, or root canals are usually not good candidates for veneers. However, if these adverse conditions or diseases can be successfully treated by a dentist then the patient may quality for cosmetic procedures such as dental veneers.
Sometimes a specific tooth may not qualify for dental veneers as a treatment option. This would include teeth that have fractures or large dental fillings. In these cases another dental procedure may be more appropriate, such as a porcelain crown.