A porcelain veneer is a thin casing of ceramic material that is glued over the natural tooth surface. Porcelain veneers are very durable, highly aesthetic and do not stain. Your dentist first prepares the tooth by grinding off a very thin layer of the tooth surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer.
Veneers are ideal for fixing discolourations, irregularities, and imperfections. Porcelain veneers can be a great alternative to crowns for the front teeth for many patients. With proper care, your veneer can last for years.
One of the most common uses of veneers is to correct teeth crowding and mal-alignment. Where suitable, your dentist may recommend a short-term and fast orthodontic alignment before proceeding with veneers. The purpose of this would be to minimise the need for grinding your natural teeth structure.
We recommend that you book a cosmetic consultation at Blue Tooth Dental to discuss your options and alternatives with our experienced dentists to achieve the beautiful smile you deserve that would last you a lifetime.