Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are designed to fit over the front surfaces of your teeth and are “bonded” onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to porcelain crowns and the ideal solution for treating many different dental conditions.
As with many other cosmetic dentistry procedures, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. However, they are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.
For esthetics purpose, porcelain veneers can create attractive and glamorous smiles with well-aligned and properly shaped teeth. For functional purpose, veneers can protect surfaces of damaged teeth caused by wear and tear. You should consider dental veneers if you have one or more of the following: Teeth that are discolored, such as tetracycline stains Teeth that are malaligned, irregularly shaped, and uneven Teeth that have gaps between them Teeth that are worn down and chipped through wear and tear, grinding, clenching