¿What are veneers?
“Thin piece of porcelain used to re-create the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel”, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
¿When are porcelain veneers appropriate?
Bonding often serves as an inexpensive and effective restoration for small chips and cracks in the teeth. Such minor problems may be functionally and cosmetically repaired with a composite “white filling.”
A composite resin material is bonded to the tooth in order to fill in the chip or crack and better protect the surrounding tooth structure. But for more severe cases of dullness, wear, discoloration, mild chipping, cracking, spacing, or uneven teeth, dental veneers may be recommended as a more appropriate solution.
¿What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, dental veneers can also serve a functional purpose by protecting the surface of a damaged tooth. In some cases, veneers may replace the need for a dental crown, eliminating the need for more invasive tooth preparation. Because dental veneers are so thin, they might require little-to-no tooth reshaping when bonded onto the tooth.
¿Are they Durable?
Professional dental implants.Once veneers are bonded into place, they are relatively strong and durable; however, care must be taken so as not to abuse veneers because the thin porcelain shells can damage or break.
We advise you against certain uses or dietary tendencies (such as eating carrots) and we recommend you to wear a protective appliance while your sleep, especially if you are a bruxer (someone who involuntarily grinds or clenches their teeth excessively, usually during sleep).