Dental Health Topics

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of your teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.

Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. Practices uses veneers routinely, and design each case individually to match and enhance characteristics already present in each patient's teeth. Dental veneers may solve most or even all of your cosmetic dental issues, including:
  • Teeth that are discolored or stained
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Teeth that are chipped or broken
  • Teeth that are misaligned, uneven or irregularly shaped
  • Teeth with gaps between them
In some cases, veneers can even be a viable alternative to orthodontic treatment.

Will they look like normal teeth?
When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea and even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.

How durable are they?
With proper care, your veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade.

Refraining from using your veneer-covered teeth as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life, and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved.