Porcelain veneers are a thin layer of porcelain that is bonded on to the outer surface of teeth in order to approve their appearance. When designed well, porcelain is the material most able to replicate the natural appearance and translucency of teeth. It is also an inert material and generally shows minimal deterioration with time when compared with other materials. Each veneer has its shape, colour, character and translucency designed specifically for a particular patient.
As great as porcelain veneers can be in particular circumstances, they are not suitable for every case. Even though it is quite conservative, preparation of teeth is usually required. Other options for creating a desired cosmetic result may include tooth bleaching, tooth alignment, resin composite restorations or re-shaping. Treatment options are best tailored to each patient’s unique situation, goals and finances.