Can porcelain veneers mimic real teeth? Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. The veneer is attached to the front of the affected tooth and unlike dental crowns, the procedure involves subtle preparation to the existing tooth to accommodate the porcelain veneer.
Are porcelain veneers appropriate for my dental issue? Veneers may be recommended to cosmetically enhance tooth color, size or shape due to superficial stains, gaps between teeth, and fractured teeth. Porcelain veneers make even the darkest teeth appear whiter.
Cosmetic dentist, Dr. William Neff, will individually sculpt porcelain veneers making it nearly indistinguishable from a natural tooth. The advantages to custom made porcelain veneers, unlike natural teeth, are that they are resistant to coffee stains, wine stains, and cigarette smoke because they are very hard, non-porous and comprised of high tech materials. There may be alternate solutions available. Communicating with your cosmetic dentist and clearly identifying what cosmetic improvements you desire is critical for a successful result. Dr. William Neff can help you achieve your smile makeover and through cosmetic imaging technology present a digital photo of your ideal beautiful smile!