What are porcelain veneers?
Veneers are porcelain facings bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are used to whiten, close spaces, strengthen, or repair chipped or worn teeth. They are approximately 1mm thick (the thickness of a fingernail). The natural surface of the tooth is “shaved” off about the same thickness so that when the veneer is bonded to the tooth, the tooth doesn’t look or feel thicker.
Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We place veneers routinely, and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.
Will porcelain veneers look like normal teeth?
When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
How durable are porcelain veneers?
With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade.
Dr. Carlson will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.
Refraining from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life, and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved.
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