“State of the art” in aesthetic dentistry
Porcelain veneers provide abundant advantages over any previous form of veneer system. They are excellent in terms of their appearance and durability, and the actual procedure does not disturb the soft tissue (gums) or the adjoining periodontium (bone). Since their introduction almost 30 years ago, porcelain veneers have become the flagship of esthetic dentistry.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are one of the most effective cosmetic and aesthetically gratifying remedies for teeth that are chipped, stained, or misaligned. Porcelain veneers can be made as thin as 0.3 mm equivalent to a contact lens. Once bonded on a solid foundation, they integrate with the tooth structure and become extremely durable. Evaluation of published data has shown that porcelain veneers are biologically acceptable to the body. The smoothly glazed surface of porcelain discourages plaque adherence and allows for easy removal. This enhances biologic harmony of the tissues.
Porcelain veneers are the most common procedure in smile makeovers and can also be an option for patients that are simply looking to have a gorgeous smile.