Porcelain dental veneers can be an effective and non-invasive option for improving the appearance of your smile.
What are porcelain veneers?
Dental veneers are ultra-thin shells of tooth-coloured porcelain that are bonded to the fronts of the teeth to mask discoloration, to brighten teeth, and to improve your smile.
This procedure requires little or no anesthesia, making it a relatively easy way to improve the appearance of your teeth.
Porcelain veneers are extremely thin, but they are also highly resistant to permanent staining from coffee, tea, or even cigarette smoking. They achieve a tenacious bond to the tooth, helping to provide a natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Why choose a porcelain veneer?
Veneers are a more conservative alternative to options like dental crowns for changing the colour, size, or shape of a tooth. They can mask stains that cannot be removed with teeth bleaching, and can make teeth look more even.
Upon close inspection, it will likely be possible to see very slight variations in the colour of porcelain veneers compared to the rest of the teeth.
However, this occurs even in natural teeth, and will not be noticeable to the casual observer.
Porcelain veneers are reasonable facsimiles of natural teeth, not perfect replacements.
You may want to consider a course of teeth bleaching prior to having porcelain veneer work done, so that the colour of the veneers is matched to a whiter, brighter shade.