What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin, yet strong tooth-coloured porcelain shells that are bonded on to the front of your teeth. They have a “life like” appearance with the strength, beauty, and durability only porcelain restorations can create.
Porcelain veneers and dental crowns can dramatically improve crooked, crowded, chipped and gappy smiles.
How long will porcelain veneers last?
They can last from seven to twenty years. While the veneer itself is inert and non-living, the tooth or teeth to which they are attached and the surrounding gum tissues are living and may change. For example, gum line shrinkage may expose or reveal root surfaces. If a veneer comes off it can generally be re-bonded. If it chips it can sometimes be re-bonded or otherwise replaced.
What is the difference between crowns and veneers?
A preparation of porcelain veneer is 180 degrees around the front surface of the tooth. For a crown, the preparation in 360 degrees around a tooth.
Does porcelain veneers stain with normal things like tea, coffee and wine?
Porcelain veneers should never stain.
Maintenance of your new Porcelain Veneers
The maintenance of your veneers is relatively simple. We do like to make a few suggestions, to help you.