Smiling should be happy, enjoyable experience, not stressful or embarrassing. With Porcelain Veneers or Lumineers, you no longer have to hide your smile…. And you don’t have to endure lengthy, uncomfortable procedures to get the smile you enjoy sharing with the world.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are wafer-thin laminates or shells of tooth coloured material (which can be either porcelain, ceramic or composite bonding material).
They are “cemented” to the front surface of teeth to improve their cosmetic appearance.
Many dentist use the analogy that dental veneers are for your teeth what false fingernails are for your hands.
What Treatments Or Problems Are Veneers Used For?
There are a wide variety of reasons why patients opt for treatment with dental veneers:
Badly stained teeth that cannot be improved by teeth whitening or prophyflex treatments can be greatly improved by dental veneers, which functions to cover any existing stains on your teeth.
Teeth that have become badly worn through excessive grinding or by carbonated drinks, as well as those that have been chipped or broken, can benefit from veneers. A small chip on a tooth can quickly be repaired with composite bonding, also known as “Composite Veneers”. A single damaged tooth can easily be repaired with a porcelain veneer that has the same characteristics and colour as your natural teeth.
Spaces or gaps (diastemas) between your teeth can be closed easily using dental veneers, giving you a more uniform looking smile.
Veneers are not the ideal treatment for crooked teeth and from the point of view of preserving your natural teeth structure, orthodontics or Invisalign braces would probably be a better solution. However, such treatments can take up to a year or longer. For teeth that are not severely crooked, veneers placed over their front surface will give a straight and perfectly aligned looking smile.