Completely reshape your teeth for a beautiful, white smile!
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Unsightly gaps between front teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Rough or jagged edges on front teeth
- Teeth that are too small or large in proportion to rest of the mouth
- Crooked teeth
- Worn teeth
A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that covers the front of the tooth. It is bonded directly to the front of the tooth, similar to the way artificial fingernails work. Each porcelain laminate is a work of art, carefully crafted in a laboratory to fit your individual smile.
Porcelain Veneers Advantages
In the hands of a highly skilled dentist, porcelain veneers can provide you with an incredibly natural, beautiful smile. They are virtually undetectable and can dramatically improve your appearance. They are durable and long-lasting when compared to other cosmetic treatments.
Porcelain Veneers Disadvantages
Although they are highly durable, porcelain veneers are not indestructible and may not last forever. Individual differences such as your diet, habits, and bite will affect the durability of the veneers. Well crafted veneers will last many years, but may eventually need to be replaced.
Alternatives to Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain laminates are an excellent investment. However, they are not appropriate for teeth with excessive decay or very large chipped areas. In those cases, porcelain crowns are the only alternative. In the event that you desire only to improve tooth alignment, orthodontic treatment may be another alternative. Also, in the event you only desire to remove the dull color or staining of the teeth, tooth whitening may be an option.
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