Porcelain Veneers An Overview
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a treatment option for addressing a range of dental concerns or achieving a smile makeover. One of the most successful and customizable restorations, porcelain veneers can serve both cosmetic and restorative dentistry needs for improving the appearance and the health of your smile. A dental veneer is a thin shell that is attached to the surface of a tooth to completely transform it’s appearance. They are custom made from impressions of the teeth so they will fit perfectly over the tooth.
Dr. Kim provides experienced, consultative care for your dental health needs. We provide porcelain veneers as an effective treatment option in our Williamsport dental office for patients who want to transform their smile. Porcelain veneers are often recommended for treating:
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Gaps between teeth, diastemas
- Broken or damaged teeth
- Aging teeth that have worn down
What Are Porcelain Veneers Made of?
Porcelain veneers are made from ultra-thin, high-quality porcelain that reflects light like your natural teeth, enhancing your overall appearance. The porcelain material is highly durable and will resist stains better than natural tooth enamel. Dr. Kim works with patients to ensure a comfortable, precise fit for the best possible results.
Are Porcelain Veneers A Permanent Solution?
They are considered a permanent restoration but porcelain veneers can last many years with routine dental care and good oral hygiene. If you desire a dramatic smile makeover, porcelain veneers are often the most suitable option with the ability to address both tooth shape and color. A minimal amount of the tooth will need to be removed to accommodate the veneer.