Porcelain veneers are ultra thin shells of ceramic material, which are bonded to the front of the teeth. This procedure can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent alternative to crowns in many situations. They provide a much more conservative appraoch to changing a tooth’s colour, size or shape. Porcelain veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as stained teeth, teeth damaged form injury, or as a result of a root-canal procedure, and are ideal for masking discoloured fillings in front teeth.Patients with gaps between their front teeth or teeth that are chipped or worn away may consider procelain veneers. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured or stained tooth or to lighten front teeth generally.
The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth with a thicker section replacing the broken part. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others. Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy and because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong bond, very little preparation of the tooth is required. Veneers should last for many years; but they can chip or break, just as your own teeth can. Small chips can be repaired, or a new veneer can be fitted if necessary.