What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.
Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We place veneers routinely, and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.
Will they look like normal teeth?
When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options. We use an extremely high-quality local dental lab that produces natural, beautiful looking veneers using the highest quality materials and techniques.
Pictured below left is our patient who’s bonding had become stained, lost it’s shape and had unflattering contours. On the right is the same patient after the bonding was removed and Porcelain Veneers were completed to change shape, contour, color and create an entirely new smile!
The pictures below shows a young patient who’s unhappy with the spacing present between her front teeth. With very little modification to her teeth, Dr. Hill had extremely thin veneers made to fill the spaces and lengthen her front teeth.
How durable are porcelain veneers?
With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade.
Dr. Hill will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.
Refraining from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life, and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved. If you are a night-grinder (bruxer), a night-guard will be needed to protect your investment.