Porcelain Veneers

What are teeth veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility.

Placing custom teeth veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. Each case is individually designed to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.

Will dental veneers look like normal teeth?

When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.

How durable are porcelain veneers?

Dr. Cranston will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.  Even though veneers are stronger and will last longer than bonding,  they are more susceptible to breakage than natural tooth structure.  Special care is required to prevent breakage.  We recommend the use of an occlusal guard at night to prevent damage to veneers from clenching or grinding your teeth.

Refraining from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life, and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved.