When it comes to restoring teeth to their natural beauty, porcelain veneers are a great option for those who are looking for a more conservative rejuvenation option. Veneers require a minimal amount of tooth preparation, especially when compared to the more involved process of getting a crown, for example.
Veneers are wafer-thin, custom sculpted pieces of porcelain that are applied directly to the surface of the tooth. Because they are individually sculpted for each patient, it is nearly impossible to distinguish between a veneer and a natural tooth.
Veneers are not only used to improve the color and sheen of a tooth but can also be used to improve the shape and size with beautiful, natural-looking results. Installing veneers is a relatively unobtrusive process, requiring only a slight reduction of existing tooth matter. When used correctly and under the right conditions, veneers can work wonders for your smile.
As veneers rely on a baseline of dental health to work, candidates for veneers are required to meet a few criteria. Veneers are installed on existing teeth. Because of this, a sufficient tooth structure is required for a successful procedure.
In addition, the teeth must be in a more or less “normal” position in one’s jaw. Though veneers can be a convenient solution for most, it’s important to note that veneers can’t be used to correct poor tooth positioning, discrepancies in root position or poor bite relations.
As with all dental procedures, if you have questions about whether or not veneers are right for you, consult with the dentists at Signature Smiles Family Dentistry to find an effective solution. If you are interested in veneers or other cosmetic procedures, schedule an appointment today.