Porcelain veneer is a thin cover placed on top of your front teeth to restore the tooth’s youthful appearance. Porcelain veneers are used to correct many cosmetic imperfections, including cracks, stains, minor gaps and discolorations. Porcelain veneers can also correct the damage done to our teeth over the years as a result of wear-and-tear and stress on our teeth.
Porcelain veneers are very carefully made to beautify your smile using a conservative approach. Porcelain veneers are very thin, about the size of a thick contact lens. Consequently, placing porcelain veneers in your teeth allows your dentist to preserve more of your own tooth structure. This is beneficial to your long-term dental health since your tooth is much stronger and more durable. Plus, porcelain veneers are made from a high-quality ceramic which perfectly mimics our teeth and blends in beautifully.
The answer to this question varies widely and ultimately depends on your individual needs and preferences. For instance, you may have a single tooth which was damaged and changed color over the years. A single veneer can typically solve your problem and make this discolored tooth match its adjacent teeth. You might have a small gap in between your front two teeth that bothers you and you want to close this gap. Typically, placing two or four veneers closes the spaces and eliminates these unsightly gaps. Alternatively, all your front teeth may have cracked or turned yellow result of a lifetime of poor diet, teeth grinding or life-style choices. These cases typically require 6 to 10 porcelain veneers to restore your full smile and bring back that white, straight smile you’ve been missing. The best way to determine if you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers or how many you will need is to schedule a visit with Dr. Jazayeri. Simply request your complimentary cosmetic consultation to review your options and discover what best solution for your mouth is.