Porcelain veneers are placed over teeth to mask cracks, discolorations, chips, crowded teeth or to fill in gaps. Sometimes referred to as “instant braces” because the procedure takes only two weeks, these thin veneers are one of cosmetic dentistry’s more recent developments.
First, veneers create a very realistic tooth appearance. How? These wafer-thin porcelain materials are glass-like in nature, allowing them to mimic the natural tone of real dental enamel. When light strikes the veneer’s porcelain, it traverses the full thickness of the material, and reflects off the underlying tooth dentin so that you have the same lustrous appearance of natural tooth enamel.
Second, porcelain veneers resist staining more strongly that other dental bonding materials simply because of the nature of the material. Porcelain is by nature a glass-like ceramic, and as such is extremely stain resistant.
Dr. Fremont has been providing affordable and exceptional dentistry in Pacific Beach La Jolla Clairemont and San Diego for over 30 years.