What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin sections of porcelain used to create a natural look to your teeth while providing resilience and strength comparable to the original tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers are great for people who want to make slight alterations to the position, the shape or the colour of a tooth.
The veneer assessment process should be extensive. Veneers may seem like the way to create perfect teeth but every mouth is different. Your dentist will begin with a smile analysis to identify what steps will be necessary to create the look and function you are looking for. Your dentist can also create a diagnostic mock-up so that you can try on various veneers and other procedures to test what final results will look like. Getting porcelain veneers is a cosmetic procedure so it’s important you get the look you’re after. Your dentist might have cosmetic imaging, showing you a photograph of how your teeth will look. This is another way to check that the procedure will give you the effect you’re after. When talking to your dentist about porcelain veneers be clear what you want to be corrected and what the range of options might be open to you.
Porcelain veneers are a versatile solution for tooth appearance problems. They’re great option if the original tooth has developed a poor shape or contours, or has gone off-colour. For some, superficial stains don’t respond to teeth whitening or bleaching. Porcelain veneers can be a great option to get teeth looking white again. Veneers can also be used for gaps between teeth, fractured teeth, and where tooth position has been compromised and has led to minor bite-related problems.