If you want a natural, white, beautiful smile and need to alter the shape, colour, size of teeth, porcelain veneers can be the best choice.
A smile and bite analysis is done by your dentist. If you are a candidate for veneer treatment, small amounts of tooth enamel is removed from your teeth, usually less than a millimetre to create space for the veneer to fit in the mouth, and accurately restore natural tooth function.
The porcelain veneer is bonded to your tooth with a strong light sensitive resin that is placed in between the tooth and the veneer.
Porcelain veneers is the treatment of choice where teeth are fractured, for gaps between teeth, and for minor teeth dispositions. Altering poor colour, shape and contours can be achieved.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. It is often the material of choice for those looking to make slight position alterations, or to change tooth shape, size, and/or color.
Porcelain laminate veneers consist of a compilation of several thin ceramic layers which replace original tooth enamel, and an adhesive layer. To apply a veneer, a very small amount of the original tooth enamel must be removed, usually less than a millimeter. This is essential as it creates room for the porcelain veneer to fit within the mouth and most accurately restore natural tooth function while creating an even better appearance than the original tooth.
The bond between original tooth and porcelain veneer is critical as it not only provides the esthetic perfection desired, but also a strong bond which is essential for correct veneer function. Light-sensitive resin is placed between the original tooth and the veneer and then hardened using a special curing light.
Porcelain veneers are a very successful option in many situations where the original tooth has developed poor color, shape, and contours. It is also a good choice for fractured teeth, gaps between teeth, and in some situations where the tooth position is compromised and there are minor bite-related problems. For some people, superficial stains do not respond well to tooth whitening or bleaching. In these situations, a porcelain veneer may be the best option.
Minimal or no-prep veneers
The dentist removes less tooth structure and the veneer is bonded to the front surface of your tooth.
This is not a reversible treatment, as the original tooth structure is removed.