How Do Veneers Work?

If you’ve ever wondered how those Hollywood stars keep their smiles looking so uniformly bright and even, the answer probably lies in the services of a cosmetic dentist.
Along with other treatments such as teeth whitening, one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures is the application of porcelain veneers.
These thin little shells can give your grin an instant makeover, creating an improved appearance for your teeth.
What are veneers and how do they work?
Veneers can instantly transform teeth that are crooked, stained, discoloured, broken or misshapen while also resolving gaps or spaces.
They take the form of thin sculptured shell-like structures that are placed on the front of your existing teeth, providing an appearance that is more uniform, straight and bright. Because they sit permanently on top of your natural teeth, they can physically change the appearance of your smile.
Depending on the material used to construct them, veneers may take a few days to create. However, once they’re applied you will notice an instant difference to your pearly whites.
What are the advantages of porcelain veneers?
Veneers are typically made from composite materials or porcelain. Composite veneers are usually molded directly onto the teeth and therefore take less time, but the flipside is they are more porous and less resistant to stains.
Composite veneers are also not as long-lasting as the alternative, which are those made from porcelain.
Porcelain veneers are crafted in a dental laboratory to meet your exact specifications. Your cosmetic dentist will work closely with you to ensure you have the right size, shape and colour you want from your porcelain veneers.
Once the veneers have been created, they are permanently bonded into place to give you a new whiter and straighter smile.
Porcelain veneers are preferable for many people as they last for years with the proper care, and the resemble the appearance of natural teeth more closely. To see what a difference porcelain veneers can make, check out these before and after pictures.