Porcelain veneers, otherwise known as dental veneers, are extremely thin covers made of porcelain that are bonded to the teeth to cosmetically improve their appearance. When teeth that have become chipped, discolored, worn or even misaligned; porcelain veneers can be a good solution.
Porcelain Veneers Innovation
Porcelain veneers offer a very realistic, natural tooth appearance. You may be surprised to learn that a significant percentage of the tooth is the enamel. The tooth enamel is really an external shell, and in fact the enamel is actually translucent. This translucent quality means that when light hits the surface of the tooth its not immediately reflected away, but rather penetrates the enamel. The light will consequently be reflected from the non-translucent tooth framework that lies underneath the enamel. This particular property associated with translucency is a crucial portion of what gives smiles their characteristic look.
In the past, cosmetic dentistry’s available bonding materials were just semi-translucent. What this means is that the majority of the light striking failed to penetrate in to the bonding layer, but rather was reflected from the bonding’s outer surface. The ultimate result was that even though the bonding did provide the tooth an enhanced appearance, there was no visible depth and a lack of natural smile.
Porcelain veneers, with their glass-like appearance, possess a great advantage over other cosmetic dental bonding materials. When bonded on a tooth’s surface, these veneers act like natural tooth enamel. The fields of art and science have merged with new technological advancements to create beautiful porcelain veneers. They can be used for many corrective purposes in cosmetic dentistry. Advanced Dental Care with porcelain veneers can benefit any patient who has suffered from serious dental issues. Dr. Ueckert strives to give all of his patients a beautiful smile that brightens their lives and as well as the lives of others.
Correction with Porcelain Veneers
Strong teeth and gums are essential factors to oral and dental health. Dental problems should never be overlooked, and can give rise to major emergencies even in a short span of time. Porcelain veneers commonly fix even extreme instances of the following dental problems:
- Wide gaps and spaces in between teeth
- Teeth that have been excessively worn down
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Irregular, uneven and misaligned teeth
- Tooth discoloration caused by root canal, resin fillings, tetracycline and excessive fluoride
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Care for Porcelain Veneers
When under the care of Dr. Ueckert, you can expect a lifespan of between 5 to 10 years for your porcelain veneers. They can be maintained with good oral hygiene and your regularly scheduled cleanings. While they are stain resistant it is helpful to avoid foods that cause stains like tea, and red wine. Patients should minimize risks of damage by avoiding biting fingernails, ice or other hard objects that put excessive pressure on the veneer.
Porcelain veneers provide a wonderful option to those who wish to change their smile, but want to avoid the use of crowns. They offer a conservative way to change the shape and color of a tooth or teeth, while avoiding extensive shaping and even tooth extraction. Contact the dental associates at Dr. Ueckert’s office today to schedule your consultation for porcelain veneers.