Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic porcelain that bond directly
to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving
your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity
and versatility. As a cosmetic dental procedure, veneers create a brighter,
whiter smile composed of more perfectly aligned and shapely teeth. Veneers
are sometimes placed for cosmetic reasons alone, rather than for necessary
health purposes. The translucent quality of today’s porcelain veneers
provides a more natural look than what has been available to past generations.
Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well
as attention to cosmetic detail. Bella Vita Smiles places veneers routinely
and designs each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics
of each patient’s smile.
Take a look at how
porcelain veneers can enhance your smile in our Smile Gallery.
Despite the cause of unattractive teeth, veneers alone have the ability
to solve most, if not all, of your cosmetic concerns regarding your smile
and existing teeth. These problems include:
- Wear and Tear: Teeth naturally wear down as people age. Older teeth are
more likely to have cracks, chips, or an uneven appearance.
- Worn Enamel: The thin, hard white substance covering your teeth (enamel)
may become worn, dulled, and discolored over time.
- Uneven Teeth: Uneven length or width of teeth can be result of teeth grinding
or general wear.
- Genetics: Certain people may be born with abnormal appearance of teeth
or spacing between the teeth that grows wider as they age.
Q: Will they look like normal teeth?
A: When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually
undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains.
For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth
enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
Q: How durable are porcelain veneers?
A: With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for many years.
Dr. Koutrach will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest
quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials