Common imperfections in the teeth such as stains, gaps, chips and even misalignments, can be beautifully restored with porcelain dental veneers. These are thin sheaths of porcelain which are custom-made for your teeth to provide the best possible fit. The process begins with a consultation where you will discuss the desired look you would like to achieve then next will be the preparation. The enamel on the teeth is prepared gently to be fitted with veneers to maintain the same tooth thickness. With the latest porcelain dental veneer techniques, our dentist will not need to remove an excessive amount of the natural tooth in preparation for the veneer. Then, we take an impression of your teeth so the tool can be shaped for a perfect fit, resembling the colour and shape of your existing teeth. Temporary veneers may be placed on your teeth while your veneers are being made. Then, the veneer will be made using a strong ceramic material designed to be fixed over the visible part of the tooth. Once this process is complete, the porcelain veneer will be placed onto the tooth with a durable cement.
Porcelain is a highly durable material and generally lasts around 10-15 years with proper care, the material is stain resistant so it wont discolour the same way as a composite filling from tea, coffee, smoking etc.