Porcelain VeneersAn Overview
Porcelain veneers are the cosmetic solution for repairing and enhancing your smile. Dental veneers are high-quality, permanent dental restoration designed to repair minor cosmetic blemishes. Dental veneers look and function like natural teeth and require no additional maintenance. They are made of durable material that can last for up to 15 years with great oral health care.
A porcelain veneer is a ceramic shell made from a tooth-like material that attaches to the front and sides of a prepared tooth. The shell is ultra-thin, custom colored, and shaped to blend seamlessly with adjacent teeth for a natural result. The veneer is bonded permanently to the existing tooth.
Porcelain veneers can be used to restore a single tooth or on multiple teeth for a total smile makeover. They are made from a highly durable and light reflective material. They are highly stain-resistant, offering years of bright white smiles. Dental veneers are able to achieve beautiful cosmetic results and protect the tooth structure from further damage or decay.
Veneers are commonly used to:
- Close gaps between teeth
- Repair a chip or cracked tooth
- Straighten a crooked tooth
- Reshape a misshapen tooth
- Whiten a discolored tooth resistant to whitening gels
Dr. Heather Adams is a Rogers, Arkansas area cosmetic dentist with a natural eye for facial aesthetics, and years of experience and advanced training under her belt. Dr. Adams uses porcelain veneers to create seamless, gorgeous smiles that last.
As an alternative, some dentists offer composite, “no-prep” veneers. These are removable veneers that are attached directly to the affected tooth. This type of veneer, while also popular, is appropriate only in certain cases where teeth are generally in good shape. Although, they aren’t as durable and permanent as dental veneers made of porcelain material.