is a layer of porcelain bonded on to the front surface of a tooth. The procedure requires little or no anesthesia, and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of front teeth. With veneers in place, patients can expect an improved smile with straighter, whiter, and more even looking teeth.
Porcelain veneer is an ideal cosmetic solution for teeth that are discolored – either because of root canal treatment; stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes; or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth; teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped.
Porcelain laminate veneers consist of a compilation of several thin ceramic layer which replace original tooth enamel, and an adhesive layer. To apply a veneer, a very small amount of the original tooth enamel must be removed, usually from0.4 to 0.6 millimeter. This is essential as it creates room for the porcelain veneer to fit within the mouth and most accurately restore natural tooth function while creating an even better appearance than the original tooth.
The bond between original tooth and porcelain veneer is critical as it not only provides the esthetic perfection desired, but also a strong bond, which is essential for correct veneer function. Light-sensitive resin is placed between the original tooth and the veneer and then hardened using a special curing light.
Porcelain veneers are a very successful option in many situations where the original tooth has developed poor color, shape, and contours. It is also a good choice for fractured teeth, gaps between teeth, and in some situations where the tooth position is compromised and there are minor bite-related problems. For some people, superficial stains do not respond well to tooth whitening or bleaching. In these situations, a porcelain veneer may be the best option.
• Cover discolored teeth because of Tetracycline
• Cover crooked teeth
• Cover broken teeth
• Protect your teeth and prevent risk of cavity
• Replace metal dentures
• Change your face look