Porcelain Veneers

  • Porcelain Veneers are a beautiful way to correct stained, chipped, or crooked teeth. By placing glass-like ceramic porcelain on the surface of teeth, dentists can provide patients with bright, straight, and natural looking smiles. If you are considering veneers but would like more information about the process of placing porcelain veneers and the cost of treatment, please read the information below.

  • Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded onto the front side of teeth to create a cosmetic improvement for a tooth. They are routinely used as a way to make cosmetic changes for teeth that are discolored, worn, chipped, or misaligned.

  • Porcelain veneers have a great advantage over other cosmetic bonding techniques because they are translucent and when bonded onto a tooth's surface they will closely mimic the light handling characteristics of dental enamel. Dental crowns typically encase an entire tooth whereas porcelain veneers only cover over the front side of a tooth.

How do Porcelain Veneers differ from dental crowns?

  • In comparison to a dental crown, the classic porcelain veneer is a wafer thin shell of ceramic that is bonded onto the front side of a tooth. Whereas a dental crown covers over and encases the entire tooth, a Porcelain Veneers just covers over the side of the tooth that shows when the person smiles. Dental crowns and porcelain veneers also differ by way of their relative thickness. The classic porcelain veneer will measure 1 millimeter in thickness or less, as opposed to a dental crown that typically measures 2mm. Here are some of the factors determine which type of dental restoration would be the more ideal choice.

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