What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are the perfect solution for enhancing the look and integrity of the smile. These structures are thin, ceramic shells that are bonded directly to the front of tooth surfaces. Porcelain veneers are believed to be the gentlest option in aesthetic tooth repair for gum tissues. Given that they are both versatile and simple, they are quickly growing in popularity among those who wish to alter their tooth sizes, shapes or colors or make aesthetic corrections due to chipped, fractured or discolored teeth. The placement of veneers is an easy and hassle-free way to create a bright, balanced and all-around attractive smile.

The placement of custom, porcelain veneers requires close attention to cosmetic detail and a high measure of technical skill. We routinely place custom veneers through an individualized process that matches and improves the overall appearance of each person’s smile.

Will My Custom, Porcelain Veneers Look Like Natural Teeth?

Once porcelain veneers have bonded to the natural tooth structures, these super-thin coverings are virtually impossible to detect. They are also highly resistant to common staining agents such as tobacco smoke, tea, coffee and many other dark-colored beverages. No other restorative procedure can top the look and durability of custom veneers placement. Veneers look very similar to the natural, white tooth enamel.

Are Porcelain Veneers Durable?

If properly cared for, porcelain veneers will continue to provide aesthetic benefits for more than a decade. Proper maintenance includes regular brushing and flossing, and routine dental visits. It is generally recommended that people with veneers receive professional cleanings from a licensed hygienist every three to six months. Diligent in-home care of veneers greatly extends both their lifetime and the likelihood of long-term aesthetic success. Although custom veneers are inert structures that last seven to 27 years on average, factors such as gum shrinkage and changes in the living, natural teeth can impact their longevity.

Dr. Huelsman only uses veneers that are comprised of top-tier porcelains and that are bonded with the latest and most cutting-edge bonding materials. Moreover, each patient is given an integrated and individualized treatment plan for ensuring optimal aesthetic benefits and lasting oral health.

You can extend the life of your porcelain veneers by eliminating unnecessary wear and tear. You should not use your teeth to cut or open things. Should accidental breakage ever occur however, it may be possible to simply replace the single, damaged veneer. Moreover, should a veneer ever loosen or come off, it can usually be rebonded.