What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain Veneers, also referred to as dental veneers or porcelain laminates, are wafer thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of teeth to create a cosmetic improvement and sometimes a bite improvement. Porcelain veneers have successfully improved smiles by making dark teeth look lighter and healthier looking. They can make yellow teeth permanently whiter and gray tetracycline stained teeth look much more natural. Porcelain veneers can make crooked teeth look straight in just a few days. Patient's can look and feel more confident, more professional and have a wonderfully natural looking smile.
You do not have to have your natural teeth ground down, as porcelain veneers can be totally non invasive without requiring shots. If performed by a highly skilled artistic and technically talented dentist, porcelain veneers produce excellent aesthetic results. If you are unhappy with the veneers you already have had done by another dentist you can understand the problems with less talented or discount dentists. Porcelain veneers can improve your entire personality by enhancing and adding a spark to your smile and appearance.
Porcelain Veneers can correct:
Uneven or crooked teeth
Teeth that have shapes those are out of proportion
Tetracycline stained teeth that have gray colour spaces between teeth
Too much gum when you smile
Yellow teeth that are dark and cannot be whitened or bleached
Teeth that are sensitive can be made much less sensitive
Worn down teeth that make you look old
Bad bite, this is the most complex use of porcelain veneers and requires bite reconstruction without grinding down you natural teeth
Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to staining from coffee, tea or even cigarette smoking. Veneers and laminates have a natural appeal to them and last anywhere between 10 to 50 years depending on the skills of the dentist. Porcelain veneers are brushed, flossed and treated just like natural teeth. You should not even know they are in your mouth as they become integrated into your natural tooth structure. The treatment is short as it could take from a couple of days to three weeks to make the veneers depending on the complexity.
How are Porcelain Veneers Applied?
A mold of your tooth is taken for the fabrication of the porcelain veneers that are constructed for each individual tooth. The custom made veneers are then bound to your teeth with a very strong adhesive. There are a huge variety of adhesives and techniques to using these special dental bonding adhesives. The technique of the dentist is critical at this stage to avoid veneers that fall off (they should not). Dental Bonding is important but the patient should be able to see the veneers in their mouth before they are bonded. The patient may want a whiter colour or not like the look of the porcelain. The patient needs to be involved in the quality of care.
Advantages of Porcelain Veneers
There are many advantages of getting porcelain veneers. First and foremost they will give your teeth a natural and healthy appearance. Porcelain veneers have an advantage over other cosmetic bonding techniques since they are translucent and have a glass like appearance that is undetectably natural looking. After the laminates are bonded to the surface of your tooth they duplicate the features of natural dental enamel. Porcelain is a ceramic heat fired and does not pick up stains. If there is a stain, it can be polished off easily during a normal cleaning.
Interested in acquiring an attractive smile? Porcelain veneers could be the perfect solution. Call Aussie Smile Dentist for a consultation on 02 9969 0669.