It takes a true smile artist to envision your perfect smile, to custom craft it, and make it look natural for years to come. When Drs. Resuta, Truan, Funt, and Going create a straight, healthy, and natural-looking smile it will also improve the bite and function of the teeth. Porcelain Veneers are a fusion of art and science.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain Veneers (sometimes referred to as Porcelain Laminates) are very thin pieces of extremely durable and esthetic porcelain that are custom designed for each specific tooth shape and size. After one of our dentists and our highly trained ceramist design the size, shape, contours and color scheme of each porcelain veneer to best suit your dental and facial features, they are then permanently bonded to the front of each tooth. This gives you a completely natural-looking smile, without orthodontics or braces.
Not every patient is a candidate for this procedure, but they are the most cosmetic alternative for a variety of dental conditions involving the front teeth, including:
- Diastemas (spaces between teeth)
- Broken, chipped or worn teeth
- Old, unattractive fillings
- Permanently stained or discolored enamel that does not respond to tooth whitening
- Crooked teeth
Advantages and Benefits of Veneers
There are many benefits and advantages to having porcelain veneers placed on your front teeth:
- Veneers actually strengthen and restore worn down and exposed tooth structure
- The procedure typically takes only two appointments
- Only a conservative amount of tooth structure is removed during the procedure
- Veneers can be the most biocompatible material you can use next to the gums
How are veneers different from bonding or crowns?
Tooth bonding is a resin-filling material that was used years ago to cover the front surface of teeth. Today, we generally use bonding only to fill in small surfaces or cavities and repair small chips in teeth. A full-coverage crown is used to cover all surfaces of a tooth (Porcelain Veneers often only cover the front surface). A full-coverage crown is necessary when a substantial amount of the tooth structure is at risk or has been lost.