Crowns and Veneers
A porcelain veneer is a thin casing of ceramic material that is cemented over the natural tooth surface. Porcelain veneers are resistant to food, coffee, tea, and cigarettes stains. Your dentist first prepares the tooth by grinding off less than half a millimetre of the natural tooth, to allow for the thickness of the veneer. She then takes an impression of the tooth, and the impression is sent to the lab for fabrication. Once the veneer is complete, she will permanently the cement the veneer to the natural tooth.
Veneers are ideal for fixing discolorations, irregularities and imperfections. Porcelain veneers are also great substitutions for crowns for the front teeth. The procedure for fitting and cementing the veneer requires little to no anaesthesia. With proper care, your veneer can last for years.