Porcelain Veneers

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth.  They are an ideal choice for improving someone’s smile and have become increasingly popular due to being the preference of many celebrities and public figures.

Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail.  Each case is custom designed and individually matched to enhance the characteristics of the patient’s smile.

Will porcelain veneers look like normal teeth?

When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains.  For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.

How durable are porcelain veneers?

Even though porcelain veneers are just as durable as a dental crown, not everyone is a good candidate for veneers.  We can perform a smile evaluation at an initial exam or check-up appointment to determine if  veneers are a good option or if another type of cosmetic restoration is more suitable. With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for many years if not decades!

Dr. Galatas and Dr. Connell will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.

Refraining from using your veneers as tools to open and cut things will prolong their life, and if accidental breakage or damage occurs, it is usually possible to replace only the veneer involved.