Porcelain Veneers in Buenos Aires, Argentina
A porcelain veneer can be an excellent way to make a cosmetic change for a tooth. Unlike a crown, which covers the entire tooth, a veneer is a thin shell that is placed over the front or visible parts of the tooth. A porcelain veneer can be a permanent cosmetic solution for chipped, discoloured, or misaligned teeth.
With proper care, your new veneers will greatly improve your appearance and increase your confidence for years to come.
How are the porcelain veneers attached to the teeth?
Porcelain veneer cementation relies on the science of cosmetic dental bonding. The development of new materials allows us to securely attach a thin shell of porcelain (the veneer) to a tooth. Even though porcelain is essentially brittle, when it is firmly bonded to a strong substructure like a tooth, it becomes very strong and durable.
What are the advantages of porcelain veneers over other types of cosmetic bonding techniques?
• Porcelain veneers are as translucent as the enamel, creating a very life-like tooth appearance. So when a porcelain veneer is bonded onto a tooth's surface it will closely mimic the light-handling characteristics of dental enamel
• Porcelain veneers are less susceptible to stains
• Porcelain veneers maintain their surface gloss over the time.
Do porcelain veneers resist staining?
Unlike cosmetic dental bonding materials, dental veneers are not susceptible to staining and discoloration; this is particularly important for patients who drink excessive amounts of coffee, tea, red wine, and smoke tobacco.
In general, a veneer's porcelain surface will be extremely stain-resistant.
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In which cases it is not desirable to use porcelain veneers?
It is necessary to realize that case selection is an extremely important factor associated with predicting the success of this technique. Porcelain veneers cannot be utilized in every situation. Some cases in which porcelain veneers are not desirable are:
• If the patient's oral hygiene is not correct
• If more than half of the tooth is missing
• If the remnant tooth is not strong enough to attach a porcelain veneer
• If the patient needs bite correction
Even if you find that porcelain veneers are not appropriate for your specific situation, we can suggest other treatment options that can make the type of cosmetic change you are seeking.