If you are looking for a dramatic improvement in your smile, beautiful, custom-fitted porcelain veneers may be the answer for you. Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells of porcelain that cover the front surfaces of your teeth. The porcelain used for veneers is very strong and durable and has the additional advantage of being very color stable and doesn’t fade, stain or loose its natural vitality. Your porcelain veneers will stay the same white shade that you selected for many years into the future.
Porcelain veneers can be a very conservative option to enhance your smile compared to full coverage crowns. The preparation required for porcelain veneers is more conservative and preserves more tooth structure than a crown preparation. They can be used to lengthen, shorten, and change the shape of your teeth. Porcelain veneers can also close spaces between your teeth and change the color of your teeth.
Another big advantage of porcelain veneers is to restore the length of your teeth that was lost due to wear or erosion. You can think of porcelain veneers as a re-enamelization of your teeth. This can help restore the function of your teeth and jaw by restoring lost enamel that is needed to help guide your bite when eating and chewing. Improving your bite by restoring lost enamel on your front teeth can also have a positive effect on your back teeth by placing your bite forces on the cuspids, or eye teeth, thereby decreasing the power of the jaw muscles which could damage and break or fracture your back teeth.
Porcelain veneers are a great option to give you the stunning smile you have always wanted with the benefit of a healthy bite as well.