Look Years Younger
Every decade has a defining look. The 80s had big hair. The 90s had grunge. And the current trend? Picture-perfect smiles -- by way of porcelain dental veneers.
Porcelain dental veneers, also known as laminate porcelain dental veneers, are thin wafers of porcelain that are bonded to your teeth in order to mask smile imperfections such as chips, stains and gaps.
Applied by either a general or cosmetic dentist, porcelain veneers have become a popular cosmetic solution because of their natural appearance and durability.
Porcelain Veneers vs. Bonding and Crowns
When it comes to improving your smile, sometimes all you want is a little change. And sometimes that's all you need. If that sounds like you, then dental bonding or a dental crown is probably the dental treatment of choice. But if you want a more dramatic smile change, you should consider porcelain dental veneers -- because unlike dental bonding or dental crowns, veneers can completely redesign your smile.
You might also prefer porcelain dental veneers because they:
- Look more natural
- Are stain resistant
- Last longer than dental bonding
- Require less prepping and shaping of the tooth than dental crowns
- Are a stronger, more natural-looking alternative to dental bonding
The Porcelain Veneers Procedure
If your tooth imperfections are severe, it may affect how long your porcelain dental veneers procedure takes. The same applies for the type of porcelain veneers you choose.