Porcelain veneers and a beautiful smile. Would you like a more attractive smile? Are your teeth chipped, cracked, broken or misshaped? Discolored or stained? Are there unsightly spaces between your teeth?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions you might be a perfect candidate for porcelain dental veneers. Porcelain veneers are one of the most natural-looking options available to improve your smile. Porcelain veneers are made from a very thin layer of porcelain (glass or ceramic type of material) about the thickness of your fingernail or a contact lens. Because porcelain veneers are so thin very little of your tooth needs to be removed as compared with that of a crown.
Because porcelain veneers are so thin (0.3mm to 0.5 mm) light is transmitted through them easily giving your teeth a very beautiful and natural appearance. You will never see a dark line with porcelain veneers like you can with some types of crowns. Lumineers is a brand name for porcelain veneers made from patented porcelain called Cerinate. Lumineers require very little or no tooth reduction. Lumineers are an excellent choice when your teeth are slightly set back or need very minor changes. Lumineers are not right for everyone. If you require more extensive changes (extreme makeovers etc.) traditional veneers might be the better choice.