What is a Porcelain Veneer?
Porcelain veneers are extremely thin (about the thickness of a business card) sheets of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth to conceal various flaws and enhance the appearance of your smile. Porcelain is the material of choice because it most naturally replicates human enamel. They are used to change the shape, color, size, and symmetry of the teeth and smile.
The porcelain systems we have today are technologically much different than they were in the past. You may have seen veneers that look unnatural or remind you of Chiclets. That is due to the use of a very opaque and monochromatic porcelain or a porcelain crown with a metal base underneath. The advanced technology we have today produces veneers that are stronger, more translucent like your natural teeth, and free of any metals.
Porcelain Veneer Process
At 21st Century Dentistry, we use experience, skill, and art to make sure every case is a success. Our doctors have over 40 years of experience combined, and they follow a systematic approach to ensure that every case goes smoothly. At the end of the day, we want you to have a smile you are excited to show off!
Check out our step-by-step process below.