Porcelain Veneers - Cosmetic Dentistry at Its Finest By Eugene D. Stanislaus on February 26, 2010

Modern advances in cosmetic dentistry can give people options to fix their less-than-perfect smiles. Porcelain veneers fill gaps between teeth and cover crooked, cracked, or severely discolored teeth, making them an ideal option to dramatically improve an imperfect smile or discreetly replace a single tooth to create more uniformity. Veneers also fill unsightly gaps and spaces between the teeth that can compromise overall oral health if left untreated. Porcelain veneers not only improve a patient’s smile, they also protect the damaged tooth from further wear and improve confidence.

Porcelain veneers are custom-fit to conform to the dental needs and aesthetic goals of each patient. Each veneer is crafted to match the shape and size of the surrounding teeth, if replacing a single tooth, or to complement the facial features and jaw line, for a full smile restoration. Once the damaged tooth or teeth has been shaved down, the porcelain veneer is adhered to the front surface of the tooth. After the porcelain veneers have been placed, the result is a beautiful, functional smile. Since less of the tooth is removed during the procedure, porcelain veneers are a conservative alternative to crowns to improve the health and beauty of a smile.

Porcelain veneers look and function much like natural teeth. The porcelain material used to create each veneer mimics the characteristics of natural tooth dentin, reflecting light to create a multidimensional surface. However, unlike natural teeth, porcelain veneers resist staining to create a lasting white smile. Fix color, spacing, wear, and damage with one type of cosmetic treatment instead of several. Put your best smile forward with porcelain veneers!


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