Porcelain veneers are dental veneers made of porcelain that are custom-made to fit your teeth and are bonded to the front surface of your tooth in order to give it a healthy appearance. Veneers are good for people who have discolored, misaligned, cracked or broken teeth. If you have a large gap between two of your teeth, veneers can help close that gap. If you had an accident and a couple of your teeth got knocked out, get that fixed with veneers. If you want whiter teeth but don’t respond well to whitening, porcelain veneers can give that appearance of white, healthy teeth.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are made specifically for your teeth – the size, shape and color are all made to match your natural teeth. If you only need a couple of teeth fixed, veneers are a better option than dentures and are more permanent. You won’t have to worry about them slipping and sliding when eating and speaking, as you would with dentures. They are durable, look natural and reflect light the way real teeth do. To be a good candidate for porcelain veneers, you must have good oral hygiene and enough tooth enamel to bond the veneer to. Veneers are not a great option for those who grind or have uneven teeth.
If you think veneers might be the right choice for you, you should schedule a consultation with your dentist to discuss options. Porcelain veneers can hide dental flaws, enhance your smile and prevent future damage. Replace the few teeth that are broken or decayed and give yourself better oral health and a better appearance.