A porcelain veneer is a thin layer of porcelain which is made to cover the front surface of the tooth.
A porcelain veneer can change the appearance of an existing tooth in a similar manner to which a false fingernail does with a natural nail.
Porcelain veneers are thin and generally held in position by a special bond. Thus preparation required for teeth when fitting porcelain veneers is considerably minimal. Typically a very thin amount of the enamel surface of the tooth is removed and an impression taken to enable the ceramist to construct the veneers. The key is to properly match the porcelain veneer with the rest of the teeth to ensure the porcelain veneer covered tooth appears natural in comparison to the other teeth.
Porcelain Veneers are an instant rejuvenation for the cosmetic appearance of our teeth. Porcelain Veneers provide a new front surface for teeth and can improve the color, shape, surface, position and length of your teeth. Porcelain Veneers can be used individually on only one tooth, or can be used to enhance an entire smile.