Veneers are non-metal restorations that used to be acrylic, but now are ultra-thin pressure-processed porcelain materials that can be adhered to your tooth. They are a durable, stain-resistant hard ceramic with exceptional esthetic qualities that match and blend in with surrounding teeth; veneers are made to last for years. Dental veneers are typically made of porcelain or resin that are bonded to the front of your teeth to enhance the beauty of your smile. With dental veneers, you can achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile that you will love to show off.
Veneers can be used to correct tooth flaws, mask discolorations, strengthen teeth, and brighten and improve smiles. Veneers can dramatically transform your smile by correcting flaws in your teeth such as:
- Odd sizes
- Unsightly, older dental work
Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for enhancing your smile because the color and translucence of porcelain is a great match for the natural appearance of tooth enamel. Porcelain is stain resistant as well. Resin veneers can also be matched to your natural tooth color, but are not as strong and may not last as long.
Dental veneers may be recommended if you would like to improve the appearance of your smile. Custom-made veneers can be used for just one tooth or for your entire smile. Veneers may be suggested to:
- Close large spaces and gaps between teeth
- Whiten teeth that are severely stained or discolored
- Improve the appearance of irregularly shaped teeth
- Correct slightly crooked teeth
- Restore teeth that are broken, chipped, worn or fractured
The greatest advantage to veneers is that natural healthy tooth structure can be preserved. Many of our patients have opted for this alternative to conventional crowns and have been very pleased.