A porcelain veneer is a thin, natural-looking, durable facing that fits over a prepared tooth. We use porcelain veneers to close gaps between teeth; lengthen and reshape teeth, correct alignment, repair chipped or broken teeth and cover stains and discolorations. Having porcelain veneers applied is a simple and comfortable procedure that gives beautiful results. We work with the best American laboratories available to create customized veneers—ensuring the best fit and longevity of your new smile.
If you would like to learn whether porcelain veneers in Winston-Salem are right for you, please call 336-765-2921 or email Robinson Dental Studio today for a consultation with our dentist.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are probably the most powerful and versatile treatment in cosmetic dentistry. Among their benefits are:
- Great cosmetic results
- Reshape one tooth or your whole smile
- Long-lasting results
When you look at these benefits, you realize that, no matter what might make you unhappy with your smile, porcelain veneers are a great solution.
Great Cosmetic Results
Porcelain veneers essentially replace the current surface of your tooth or teeth. This means that no matter what is the problem with your current tooth, you can get one that looks beautiful. And natural. Porcelain veneers are made of an advanced ceramic that has a luster similar to your natural tooth enamel, so people won’t be able to look at your teeth and tell that you’ve gotten veneers.
This makes porcelain veneers the most attractive option for closing tooth gaps, repairing chipped teeth, and covering deeply discolored teeth that don’t respond to tooth whitening.
Choose How Many Teeth You Want Treated
With porcelain veneers, you can choose exactly which parts of your smile you want to correct. Have one small peg lateral or retained primary tooth? Build it up to look like a full size adult tooth. Unhappy with a smile gap? Use two porcelain veneers to close the gap. Unhappy with everything about your smile? Get six, eight, twelve, or more porcelain veneers to give yourself an entirely new smile.
We can talk to you about the optimal number of porcelain veneers to achieve the smile you desire.
People think that because they’re called “porcelain,” dental veneers are fragile. But porcelain just refers to the color of the ceramic used to make the veneers. It’s a nonspecific term, and technically refers to every white ceramic from china dolls to ceramic putters. The porcelain used in dental veneers is really a composite similar to ones made into bulletproof vests and tank armor. When properly placed and cared for, more than 95% of veneers last over 10 years.
And dental veneers are stain-resistant. The porcelain has a durable glaze that prevents staining compounds from permeating the material. This coating is durable, too, and should last more than 11 years of brushing with a regular toothpaste, and using a special toothpaste formulated for veneers will extend the life of the coating even longer.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of porcelain veneers, please contact Andrea Robinson Dental Studio in Winston-Salem today for a consultation with our dentist.