Veneers, also known as (Laminates or Lumineers) are thin shells of porcelain custom fitted over the surface of your natural teeth to improve and correct discolored, worn down, cracked and chipped teeth.
Why are porcelain veneers a good choice?
Porcelain veneers are probably the most attractive and natural looking material for creating a more beautiful smile. They require a minimal amount of tooth reduction (approximately 0.5mm to 1mm) and are, therefore, a more conservative restoration than a crown. Veneers allow us to alter tooth position, shape, size and color.
When are porcelain veneers the best choice?
- When your teeth need improvement in alignment (straightening) especially if there are issues of color (not bright or white enough)
- If your teeth are not heavily filled, especially if the existing fillings are small and most of the tooth’s enamel is still present.
- When you feel orthodontic correction of tooth alignment does not fit your lifestyle.