Porcelain veneers are dental veneers that use porcelain, one of the best materials for cosmetic dental procedures. Also known as dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates, these are custom made shells placed over a tooth. They’re wafer-thin and are bonded to the front surface of the teeth. Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. This is one of the best procedures to get for those who want to improve their smile.
Porcelain is the best material for veneers compared to resin composite because of their color. Porcelain has a more natural look and even reflects light the same way a real tooth would.
Porcelain veneers are mainly to improve aesthetics but they also help protect the tooth surface from damage. Veneers are beneficial for teeth that are worn down and misaligned. If you have teeth that are chipped, malformed, discolored, you may want to opt for veneers. This is especially helpful if those damaged teeth are visible, like your front teeth. Teeth with gaps in between them can also be fixed by getting veneers.
The process of getting veneers is first the dentist will drill and reshape the existing tooth. Your dentist may opt not to numb the area, though you may insist if you feel that you need it. The dentist will then make an impression of the tooth. Your custom veneer will be made by a dental laboratory, which takes about 2 weeks to a month. In the meantime, your dentist will place temporary veneers.
Talk to one of our dentists in Newmarket today to see if your teeth could benefit from porcelain veneers.