What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain Veneers are the Hollywood way of bringing out the beautiful, permanent white smile in you.
If you’re chasing that Hollywood Smile then porcelain veneers are for you. They are custom made ceramic facings stuck to the front surface of your tooth and designed to give you the beautiful, white smile you’ve always dreamed off. Usually the appointment involves adjustment of your tooth surface to make space and accomodate the thickness of the veneer, however with improvements in dental materials and technology, sometimes this is no longer necessary. In such cases veneers are totally reversible, so you have nothing to lose and a beautiful smile to gain.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
They are natural looking, durable, and scratch resistant.
Veneers won’t discolour over long periods of time.
They help with covering imperfections including gaps, chips and stains.
Correct an irregularly placed tooth without the need for orthodontic treatment. Teeth can be rotated, lengthened and shortened.
Correct the shape and
Correct the colour; but remember – unless you plan on veneering the bottom 8-10 teeth as well, you need to choose a colour that will blend reasonably with them. Nevertheless it is possible to lighten the upper teeth considerably before this starts to happen.
Be placed as a single tooth treatment alone, but are more commonly placed on a few teeth for the full effect of the smile, or on all of the visible teeth when you smile – this means the front 8-10 teeth.
Veneers are the best option to use to give you a beautiful smile. Porcelain is the product of choice to mimic the translucency, tone and depth of natural teeth.
Other options that are available are resin veneers, which also offer a great smile makeover solution, however nothing compared to custom made porcelain veneers. This is due to the fact that porcelain never discolours and has the ability to mimic your natural tooth translucency.