Porcelain veneers are a simple and effective way to give your teeth a naturally white and consistent appearance. They are made from wafer thin porcelain that is very strong and stain resistant and reflects light like a natural tooth. They are bonded to the front of the tooth, much like a false fingernail.
Veneers can be applied to a single tooth or multiple teeth to add uniform shape, colour and symmetry to create a stunning smile.
I told my dentist I was unhappy with my smile so they took the time to talk about different options available to me. Veneers have made a world of difference.
Before a veneer can be applied we make impressions of your mouth and match the colour of the veneer to your natural hue. Then we shave away a very thin layer of enamel so that the veneers fit snugly and invisibly onto your teeth. Veneers are irreversible, unlike chemically whitening your teeth.
Some patients may have mild sensitivity during or immediately after their veneers are applied but it usually goes away on its own within a few days.
If they are properly and professionally put in place and well cared for through regular oral hygiene and a healthy diet veneers will last for many years if not a lifetime.
Generally, yes, but, like any restorative treatment, there are exceptions. If there is any tooth decay present, or underlying gum disease, acid erosion or a destructive grinding habit, veneers may not be an option. Speak to your dentist and they will find the solution that’s right for you.