Porcelain Veneers are an effective alternative to the dental bonding option and have the same effect of lightening stains, closing gaps, and adjusting crooked or or malformed teeth. Porcelain veneers can also be used to repair teeth that have been worn down from years of clenching and nighttime grinding. However, veneers are considerably more durable and stain resistant than dental bonding.
A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth to improve its cosmetic appearance. Once it has adhered to the tooth it becomes extremely strong. This stabilizes the tooth surface and protects it from further staining and damage. We then blend the veneer with the tooth so that the shell portion is completely invisible to the naked eye, creating a unified appearance and natural-looking, healthy smile. Once in place, your veneer looks, feels, and functions just like your natural tooth.
We have used porcelain veneers to change the shape and color of just a single tooth and also to restore entire smiles to their once-youthful luster. Veneers can be an excellent way to make a dramatic change in your overall appearance!