Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that are attached to the front surfaces of teeth. The cosmetic improvement is immediate and transformational. Individually crafted for each patient and each tooth, these cosmetic enhancements are made from advanced material that closely resembles the appearance of natural dental enamel.
Veneers can be used to correct a number of cosmetic imperfections, ranging from teeth whitening to orthodontic adjustments. Thanks to their lifelike appearance, breadth of cosmetic applications and durability, porcelain veneers rank among the most trusted and popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry.
You should consider porcelain veneers as a viable cosmetic solution if you wish to correct structural or cosmetic imperfections, such as:
- Gaps between teeth
- Minor misalignment
You are a good candidate for porcelain veneers if you:
- Have good periodontal (gum) and overall oral health
- Are committed to proper oral care and hygiene
- Have a sufficient amount of healthy enamel, as dentists usually remove a thin layer of enamel before placing veneers