What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Dental veneers are translucent, customized shells made of porcelain or composite resin that adheres to the front of the teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers are especially helpful in improving your smile by fixing chipped, stained or misshapen teeth. The purpose of veneers is generally improved smile esthetics, but they might be a part of an overall dental makeover that includes treatment for gum disease. They offer very natural, tooth-like aesthetics.
Porcelain has a translucent quality that is quite similar to tooth enamel providing a natural look. It is highly resistant to staining and chipping due to the strength of the material and the glaze that is applied after treatment. Porcelain veneers are an excellent treatment solution for cases of worn enamel, wear, and tear, genetic defects, uneven teeth, etc. After the initial consultation and thorough oral health evaluation, your dentist can help you determine your options. Veneers can last for a good 10 to 15 years before you need to replace them, granted meticulous oral hygiene is maintained.
Advantages Of Porcelain Veneers
For ceramic or porcelain veneers, 2-3 appointments are required.But here are some advantages:
- Natural appearance
- Gum tissue tolerates porcelain veneers well, so no gingival irritation
- Stain-resistant and can be a few shades lighter than your natural teeth color
- Don’t require as much reduction of your real teeth as crowns do
You can talk with your dentist regarding more information and queries about possible alternatives.