A veneer is a thin layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooth’s surface from damage.

What are some reasons to have a veneer?

Many people have small teeth resulting in spaces that may not be easily closed by orthodontics. Some people have teeth in the wrong position / teeth that appear crooked, while others may have worn away the edges of their teeth resulting in a prematurely aged appearance.

Multiple veneers can close these spaces, lengthen teeth that have been shortened by wear, provide a uniform colour, shape, and symmetry, to make the teeth appear straight and veneers can also fill the black triangles between teeth caused by gum recession

A thin porcelain veneer will also strengthen worn teeth

Veneers are also applied to yellow teeth that won’t whiten. Thin veneers are an effective option for aging patients with worn dentition. In many cases, minimal to no tooth preparation is needed when using porcelain veneers.

Veneers can be either porcelain or composite.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are strong, durable and recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength comparable to natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is often the material of choice for those looking to make slight position alterations, or to change tooth shape, size, and/or colour.

Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. We design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.

Will they look like normal teeth?

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.

How durable are porcelain veneers?

With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade.

Dr. Strauch will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality dental porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.

Refraining from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life, and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved.

Porcelain veneers are more durable and less likely to stain than veneers made of composite

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