Porcelain veneers are the perfect treatment for correcting a range of dental concerns. Cosmetically, they can correct chipped, damaged or discolored teeth, and are a great option to correct minor gaps or malalignments. Pristine Dental uses the latest technology and the highest quality materials for all of our veneers.
Not Only for Celebrities…
For a long time, the general public thought dental veneers were only for the rich and famous; not anymore! Dental veneers, sometimes referred to as porcelain laminates, can be made from a few different tooth colored materials. They are a great treatment option to correct the look of a single tooth or to provide a complete smile makeover.
Veneers are applied to the front surface of the tooth without compromising the natural tooth structure. There is a slight overlap to the back of the tooth to provide strength and prevent breaking the biting edge.
Veneers can help correct one or more of the following:
- Diastema, or gaps between teeth. This can occur anywhere in the mouth but is the most noticeable between the front two teeth
- Restoring teeth that have been chipped or broken
- Discoloration from diet or Tetracycline use
- Irregular spacing between teeth
- Any other dental aesthetic concern where complete orthodontic care is not necessary
Does it matter what they are made of?
Veneers are typically made from porcelain although there are other options available. Porcelain veneers are the most natural looking cosmetic option. It is a translucent material, allowing light to pass through like tooth enamel. This makes porcelain veneers the most natural looking cosmetic option. Porcelain is less porous than ceramic and therefore extremely stain resistant. A great option for those patients concerned about stains from coffee, tea or tabacco use.
How long will they last?
The average life-span of porcelain veneers is 10 to 20 years. It is extremely strong and durable; rarely chipping. The life span and durability of other materials such a resin composite veneers is roughly five to seven years.
What can I expect?
At Pristine Dental we have the latest equipment. Our Cerac™ CAD/CAM scanner sends 3D images of your teeth to the dental laboratory. This computer aided design technology is superior to the traditional dental impression because the level of detail is that much greater.