Porcelain veneers are pieces of porcelain that are used to recreate the natural look of teeth, making your smile more beautiful than ever!
Here at SweetWater Dentistry, Dr. Phillip Greer does porcelain veneers! Porcelain is often the material of choice for those looking to change the shape of the teeth, size of the teeth, and/or color of teeth. A very small amount of the original tooth must be removed in order to apply a veneer. With veneers, your natural teeth remain mostly intact with only a very small amount being modified to fit the veneer.
The bond between the original tooth and the porcelain veneer is important, as it not only provides the esthetic perfection desired, but also provides a stable bond which is imperative for the veneer to function correctly. Light sensitive bonding material is placed between the tooth and the veneer and is then hardened using a curing light.
Porcelain veneers are a very successful option in many situations such as if the original tooth has developed poor shape or color, you have cracked or fractured teeth, and/or have gaps between teeth. For some people, stains are not easily removed with normal tooth whitening or bleaching. In those cases, a porcelain veneer may be the best option.
Pros of Veneers
It is almost impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth because veneers are created specifically for each patient. Custom made veneers resist coffee and tea stains as well as cigarette smoke, unlike natural teeth. If you have any more questions about veneers, don't hesitate to come see Dr. Phillip Greer at SweetWater Dentistry for more information about veneers!