It’s easy to see why people love porcelain veneers. They correct a multitude of cosmetic flaws and deliver brilliant results, and they’re available from Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL.
If you are thinking about improving your smile with porcelain veneers, you want a trusted dentist with extensive experience performing this treatment. The porcelain veneer procedure is more complicated than many cosmetic dental patients realize.
A porcelain veneer is an extremely thin (about .5mm or 1/64 inch) shell that is permanently attached to the front of a tooth. They are custom made for each patient. Veneers cover chips, cracks, and stains. They can also improve the shape, size or length of a tooth.
While preparing a tooth for a standard porcelain veneer is less invasive than preparing a tooth for a crown, it is not a reversible procedure. A microscopically small amount of enamel must be removed to make room for the veneer. Thus, the tooth can never be restored to its original condition.
There are also prepless veneers available. With prepless veneers, nothing has to be taken off of the teeth. The best candidates for prepless veneers are those who have small teeth to begin with.