Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth. They can correct a variety of cosmetic issues, including teeth that are stained, chipped, cracked, misaligned, or too small or too large. Porcelain veneers are custom-made and fitted to your teeth, so they look natural. Porcelain is also resistant to staining, so your smile will stay bright and white.
How are porcelain veneers placed?
Porcelain veneers are extremely thin, tooth-shaped shells that are designed to be bonded to the front surface of teeth. To create your custom-made porcelain veneers, you’ll first need to schedule a consultation with our dentist in Albuquerque NM. During your consultation, we will examine your teeth and talk to you about the results you’d like to see after porcelain veneers treatment.
Then, we will take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab where your porcelain veneers will be crafted. Once your custom porcelain veneers have been created, you’ll return to our office to have them placed.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
Veneers offer patients many benefits, including the following:
- They conceal a wide range of dental imperfections, including chips, cracks, discoloration, and more.
- They’re stain-resistant and can last for years with proper care.
- They’re custom-made for each patient to ensure the most natural-looking results possible.
- They don’t require extensive preparation like dental crowns do, which makes them ideal for patients who aren’t eligible for dental crowns.
Porcelain Veneers vs. Crowns
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front and top surfaces of the teeth. They’re primarily used to cosmetically enhance the appearance of teeth that are chipped, stained, or misaligned.
Crowns are ceramic restorations that fit over the entire tooth. They’re used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal or when a large filling wears out.
Porcelain Veneers vs. Dental Bonding
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry option for correcting many common aesthetic flaws. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and look very natural, just like real teeth.
Dental bonding is a procedure that uses a composite resin material that is hardened with a special light. The composite resin is shaped and bonded to the teeth to correct defects and improve their look.
To find out more about the dental services offered by our dentists Dr. Alicia Abeyta and Dr. Laura Snyder, call (505)-293-7611 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 4830 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Ste. K, Albuquerque, NM, 87111.