When it comes to completely transforming your smile, nothing does the trick quite like dental veneers. Repairing and whitening your natural teeth can certainly improve your smile, but porcelain veneers are able to outshine natural teeth.
Veneers are made of thin porcelain shells that are added to a tooth, similar to how a suit of armor would cover and protect a knight.
Porcelain is an ideal material for dental veneers for several reasons. First, it is able to be adjusted to match other teeth in the mouth or to whiten the smile. Porcelain is extremely strong, so the teeth will all still be able to function normally. When buffed, the shine of porcelain mimics the shine of a natural tooth.
Dental veneers are ideal for covering up many dental issues and greatly improving the aesthetic of the smile. Here are some of the many issues that veneers can help with:
Due to the nature of veneers, they will require a bit of tooth to grip on to. A small layer of enamel will need to be removed in order to allow the veneer to adhere properly. For patients with very little enamel or weakened teeth, veneers may not be possible, and dental bonding may need to be considered instead.
When properly taken care of, porcelain veneers can last for several years. Oral care is similar to how you would care for natural teeth. To keep them bright and white, avoid staining materials such as tea, coffee and red wine for several days after getting the veneers.