Veneers are thin shell-like custom facings that adhere to teeth to cosmetically enhance their appearance with highly polished porcelain. They require less preparation and removal of natural tooth structure than other types of restorations, and are ideal for addressing imperfections in teeth that are otherwise healthy.
The Beauty of Dental Porcelain
Porcelain is the most artistic material available in dentistry today; available in numerous shades of "white", and with a translucency value similar to natural teeth, cosmetic dental porcelain offers both the beauty and the strength of fired ceramics.,/p>
Porcelain Veneers can be used to address a number of smile challenges, including:
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Chipped or worn teeth
- Slightly rotated or crooked teeth
- Abnormally shaped teeth
- A tooth that is shorter than the rest of your other teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Existing dental composite restorations that are dull or stained
Porcelain veneers can sometimes be used to mask conditions that would otherwise require orthodontics, such as misaligned or rotated teeth.
Dr. Zanthos works closely with an experienced dental laboratory to design custom porcelain veneers. Your feedback is important in this process; we may use a wax model of your teeth to work with you to design the shape, size and symmetry of your new look.