Porcelain veneers have become one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, and for good reason. If you have a number of relatively small dental defects in your smile, porcelain veneers can be a quick and effective way to correct them all at once. A dental veneer is a thin porcelain cover bonded to the front of a tooth to improve its shape and color permanently. Porcelain is a dental ceramic material that looks amazingly like tooth enamel. There are many companies that offer porcelain veneers and Dr. Stavro has found that Empress Veneers give the best results. Veneers are placed on front teeth only, teeth that are visible when you smile. Of the common cosmetic dental problems that people bring to our office, porcelain veneers can correct a large proportion:
- Small gaps between front teeth
- Slight crookedness
- Uneven sizes
- Mis-matched shapes
When Dr. Stavro designs and places your porcelain veneers, all such defects will be covered by smooth, even, natural-looking tooth surfaces that are part of the teeth they cover. She will match the shade of dental porcelain used to the shade of your natural tooth enamel. That means that if you would like to whiten your teeth, you should do that before having veneers done, so that Dr. Stavro can match the veneers to your new whitened tooth colour.