Porcelain veneers (also called dental laminates or porcelain laminates) are probably the most appreciated cosmetic service that we offer.
They aren’t the perfect solution for all smile improvements, but can certainly solve a variety of challenges.
The high satisfaction rate is due to a few factors. They are exceptionally natural in appearance, they can alter both shape and shade of existing teeth, in many instances, they can be placed with minimal removal of natural tooth structure and they generally are quite durable.
In short, veneers look great, can make big changes, and are conservative and strong.
What Kind of Problems Can Porcelain Veneers Correct?
- Straighten crooked teeth, quickly like instant orthodontics
- Cover over discoloured teeth
- Lighten yellow teeth
- Repair chipped teeth
- Reinforce cracking or weak teeth
- Lengthen naturally short teeth
- Lengthen worn teeth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Mask deep stains
- Properly contour misshapen teeth
- Cover over pitted teeth
- Correct a slanted smile
- Widen a narrow smile
What Are the Drawbacks of Dental Laminates?
- A primary concern is an expense.
- You should understand that veneers are irreversible. They are not removable. Once the teeth are altered, they will always need to be covered.
- Alternatives to veneers include orthodontics, bonding, teeth whitening, and porcelain crowns.
In bonding, Composites are the materials of choice
Bonding is recommended for the following cases.
- For carious teeth – When caries is on labial surface, composite is used as it ensures adequate translucency in the final restoration
- For fractured teeth.
- For malaligned teeth – minor malalignment can be corrected with minimal reduction of tooth structure and using composite to recreate the desired form.
- For discolored teeth.
- For closing spaces.
- For cervical defects.
- Bonding for spacing between teeth.