Porcelain veneers is a thin layer of dental ceramic material that is fixed to the outer surface of a tooth with a special resin adhesive. Veneers essentially replace tooth enamel. They enhance teeth cosmetically by masking a variety of minor to moderate dental imperfections. Working with dentists to pick an appropriate shade of porcelain, dental technicians can skillfully replicate natural enamel. Veneers do not stain the way teeth do, and can last seven to 20 years or even longer. That’s because porcelain is hard, strong, durable, translucent in an attractive, glass-like way, and highly resistant to chemical attack.
Your best smile can be enhanced with porcelain veneers.
No matter how well you may clean and brush your teeth, there could still be room for improvement. Given the ease to which teeth can stain, the color shade you are hoping for may only be available with dental veneers. If teeth whitening treatments are not giving you the look you desire, or if you are suffering from a few bad teeth, consider the advantages that veneers would bring:
- Dental veneers are custom-designed for each individual tooth.
- Dental veneers are more difficult to stain than natural teeth.
- Dental veneers have a natural looking surface, so they can blend well with your smile.
- When properly cared for, veneers can last over a decade.
Our professionals at Dental Travel Philadelphia are trained to make dental veneers look as realistic as possible. With our help, your veneers can look nearly identical to natural healthy looking teeth. Dental veneers are a great procedure for a host of different oral ailments. Veneers can correct flaws in your smile such as:
- Slight Misalignments
- Slight gaps
- Broken teeth
- Slightly worn teeth
A veneer is a thin moulding custom-made from porcelain, which is bonded to the front surface of a tooth. Veneers are a quick and effective solution to stained, chipped, misshaped or crooked teeth. They can also be used to cover gaps in teeth where orthodontic treatment may not be suitable.
What is a veneer?
If you have a chipped or stained tooth, a veneer is a viable option for rectifying it. Forming a thin layer over your tooth, veneers are made from porcelain to help them bond perfectly to its surface.
When is a veneer used?
A veneer might be used when you have a discoloured tooth, a tooth that is chipped, crooked or misshapen in some way. You might also be recommended a veneer if you have gaps in your teeth that aren’t suitable for orthodontic treatment.
What’s the treatment process?
You’ll first have a consultation with your dentist to make sure a veneer is the correct treatment for you. Once this has been agreed, your tooth can be prepared to hold the veneer. This involves taking off a thin layer of the enamel, so that once the veneer is attached to your tooth, it’ll fit seamlessly without changing the size of your tooth.
You might be given a local anaesthetic as a precaution, but the procedure shouldn’t cause you pain. Once your tooth has been prepared, you may have a temporary cover placed over it while your bespoke veneer is being created – you’ll have an impression taken of your mouth in order for this to be prepared.
Once the veneer is ready, it’ll be attached to your tooth and amended if necessary, before being permanently secured to it. Once you’re happy with it, you’ll need to ensure you take good care of your new veneer, just as with the rest of your teeth. With proper care, veneers can last for years, but they can be replaced should any damage occur.