Porcelain Veneers or dental veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic that are bonded to the original tooth. Porcelain veneers enhance the size, shape, and color of those pearly whites and rank among the most trusted and popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic Dentistry procedure for veneers requires little or no anesthesia and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth. Veneers are placed to mask discolorations, to brighten teeth and to improve a smile.
Veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns in many situations. They provide a much more conservative approach to changing a tooth's color, size or shape. Veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by coffee and tea and damage due to an injury. They are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth. Patients with gaps between their front teeth or teeth that are chipped or worn may consider veneers. Generally, veneers will last for many years, and the technique has shown remarkable longevity when properly performed.
Veneers are quite durable under normal hygiene conditions. You can brush and floss them as usual, albeit with a non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste. Advancements in materials and technology have improved the durability and longevity of veneers.
While veneers are quite strong, the porcelain can crack or shatter under abnormal pressure. You should therefore avoid biting down on hard-surfaced items like pencils or nails. If you're prone to stress-related habits like teeth-clenching or grinding (bruxism), your dentist can design an occlusal (bite) guard to wear at night to prevent teeth from biting down on each other too forcefully. Porcelain veneers offer positive changes in how you view yourself and how you relate to others. In the right circumstances, porcelain veneers will not only transform your smile, they can change your life.